Just received this release from Mayfly Tackle on the Ross FlySticks. Looks like they have been around in the US for a few years now and from what I gather online they appear to be a great rod for the price. At just 7’11″ at full length they could prove useful in tight situations. The 4 piece blank should make it pretty handy for those that like to travel!
The FlyStik series are tournament length fly rods at 7’11” that could be legally fished in the Bass master Classic in the USA! However they suit Australian conditions for our native fish species perfectly. These rods are ideal for yak anglers were the shorter length allows casting in tight spots were your favourite bass or cod wait in ambush, chasing Barra up mangrove creeks, no problem as the shorter length allows so much control in confined spaces yet packs amazing power for turning over your favourite popper or weighted whistler.
Available in 6wt. 8wt. and 10wt. sizes, these sticks will comfortably handle floating lines, sink tips and shooting heads. The FlyStik series is crafted from our proprietary R2 graphite design with a medium-fast action taper; perfect for effortlessly casting big flies into tight places. The FlyStik series fly rods are powerful, smooth casting rods that look as good as they perform!
The perfect fly rods for…
• Chucking big flies into mangroves from the front of a boats casting platform
• Swinging flies to bass and cod in a wild and scenic river
• Winning a bass tournament
…and these are just a few of the things that you can do with these incredible rods!
The FlyStik rod series comes with the following standard features:
• Ross proprietary R2 graphite design
• Medium-fast action rod taper, perfect for heavy flies
• 4-piece design – great for travel! Overall length in tube 720mm or 28.5 inches
• Smooth casting, powerful and precise
• Titanium oxide, super strong guides
• Rod piece alignment dots
• Anodized aluminum reel seat
• Full wells handle with fighting butt
• Cordura rod case
• Lifetime warranty
These rods offer excellent value for money with a RRP$249.
Contact Mayfly Tackle Pty Ltd (03) 9899 0034 for your closest stockist to view the Ross FlyStik.
Anyone have any first hand experience?