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Ross Evolution - Reels

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Description of the Ross Evolution - Reels:

The Ross Evolution will absolutely delight even the most discerning of fly fishers and will give you flawless and smooth performance for years to come. Designed for anglers who appreciate both art and function equally, the Evolution is a high-performance hybrid large arbor fly reel that is a machined masterpiece. Upon first sight, you can see and feel that the Evolution by Ross Reels virtually defines perfection. The innovation and precision workmanship of the Evolution is only surpassed by the reel’s silky smooth drag system which is both precise and sensitive, to protect super-light tippets even when playing world-record fish. Ross modeled the Evolution’s drag system after the drag on their highly successful Big Game reels to guarantee dependability and unmatched durability. This reel is unbelievably light so you won’t experience fatigue even after thousands of casts and long days on the water. Even though it is among the lightest reels in its class, the Evolution is built to endure and offer you a lifetime of smooth operation. Each reel model in the Ross Evolution series is machined with a unique arbor diameter and spool width to maximize the properties of drag consistency and line retrieval. The Ross Evolution fly reel is art in motion that is sure to satisfy every angler who fishes it and both RiverBum and Ross are sure to provide the service you expect.

Frame/Spool Material : 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
Manufacturing Specifications : Fully machined, 1 piece frame, 1 piece spool with a Delrin pressed hub - manufactured on automated CNC machines
Drag Material : Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon space-age polymer that is durable, heat resistant, self lubricating and maintenance free
Drag Mechanism : Delrin 500AF to anodized aluminum interface conical friction drag system
Drag Engagement System : System Quadruple redundancy radial pawl engagement
Spool Rotation Mechanism : Oil impregnated bronze bushings rotating on a stainless steel spindle
Number of Reels in Series : 6
Fly Rod Coverage : 1 wt. to 8 wt.
Fishing Application : Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater and saltwater fishing environments
Available Colors : Black and Slate Grey
Warranty : Ross Lifetime Warranty

About Ross Reels USA There are a lot of reel manufacturers in the fly fishing industry, but without question Ross Reels USA is the leader. Their commitment to quality, innovation and customer support has resulted in their products being honored with more industry awards than any other fly tackle manufacturer!

In the world of business, a guarantee is only as good as the company that stands behind it. When you expect a reel to last a lifetime, the company you buy it from better be in business when your reel needs service. After more than thirty years of manufacturing world-class fly fishing reels, you can be sure that a Ross reel purchased today will be supported for a lifetime of use and enjoyment.

Ross employs a team of skilled professionals who are passionate about fly fishing and bring real world experience into every aspect of reel design and manufacturing. Their team is committed to producing the finest reels in the world, and this pledge is only surpassed by their dedication to providing each customer with unmatched service and complete satisfaction.

ALL Ross USA reels come with the following standard features and guarantee :
• Fully machined out of 6061 - T6 high quality aluminum, which has undergone a proprietary process that increases the strength of the metal and allows for the application of a more durable anodize
• Self-lubricating, synthetic drag system that is virtually maintenance free
• Anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color
• Seamless transition between line-in and drag engagement (no start-up friction)
• Quick release locking spool
• Easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
• Exposed spool rim for palming
• Guaranteed for life
• Made in Montrose, Colorado USA

Each Ross USA reel purchased is supported in the following ways :
• Full service available on all products dating back to 1973 - their first year in business
• Availability of spare spools for all current reels and most discontinued reels
• Company phones staffed by real people who have real answers for all your questions
• Guaranteed two-day turn around on all products returned for warranty work or cleaning
• 24 hour on-line technical support so you get your questions answered on-time, every time

Awards in Design and Manufacturing
Ross is the recipient of more industry "Awards in Excellence" for innovation, dependability and performance than any other fly fishing reel manufacturer in the world.

SizeWidth (Spool)DiameterWeightLine WeightCapacityReel PriceSpool Price
00.85"2.75"3.4 oz.1-3 wt.WF2+ 50$275$143
10.90"3.00"3.6 oz.2-4 wt.WF3+75$285$148
1.50.90"3.125"3.8 oz.3-5 wt.WF4+100$295$153
20.95"3.25"3.9 oz.4-6 wt.WF5+125$305$159
31.00"3.50"4.1 oz.5-7 wt.WF6+175$325$169
3.51.00"3.625"4.5 oz.6-8 wt.WF7+250$345$180
Write a Review Reviewed by 7 Customer(s)
Smooth as silk
Rating: 4 of 5 [4 of 5]
Reviewed by: Don on 02/01/2011
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1+ Years
Pros: This is the second Evolution I've purchased. I got a small one several years ago and the largest one, on sale, this time. Excellent reel. Smooth as silk and very light but very solid.
Cons: So with all the praise, why only 4 stars? My only gripe is that the drag is not sealed and occasionally gets grit in there. A quick spin underwater usually clears this right up but I've come to appreciate sealed drags on the Lamsons and other reels. It truly is not a big deal but 5 stars is near perfect, right? This minor gripe did not prevent me from snapping up another one when they went on sale.
Other Thoughts: RiverBum is my first choice for fly gear. They have fair prices and great customer service. If I need something this is where I check first. I just wish they had more good sales like they did for this Evolution reel.
Ross Evolution 3.0
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Michael on 10/21/2010
Experience Level: Pro - Ownership: 4 - 12 Months
Pros: Great drag, lightweight, plenty of line capacity, zero maintenance required ever!
Cons: Nil
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Edward on 06/18/2010
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1 - 4 Months
Pros: Outstanding reel and great service from River Bum!!!
Cons: None.
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: on 09/10/2009
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 4 - 12 Months
Pros: I own several Ross reels. The operation of the reels is flawless and the engineering excellent. The reels are very light well balanced and the drag wonderful. Drag adjustment is very precise
Cons: None
Other Thoughts: Most current fly reels on the market do very well. Components make a big difference in longevity and reliability and Ross is exemplary
Great Reel - Ross Evolution
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Kevin on 08/28/2009
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1+ Years
Pros: I've had the Ross Evolution Reel now for over a year. I recently purchased (from RiverBum) a second spool simply because I no longer wanted to use my other reel (Orvis Battenkill Bar Stock) Although it is great reel too - it does not compare to the Evolution. The feel, the sound, the look and simplicity of this real makes it a real joy to use. I plan to purchase a few more spools for additional weight lines. I've tried this reel on my 8'6" Echo 2 and a 9' hand made Hardy. Performed and balanced perfectly. Was a little heavy for my ultralight. But then again, it was not made for a rod like that. I have recommended this reel to many people. No one that I know of has been unhappy with this reel. I also recommend purchasing your reel from RiverBum. I received my order in excellent condition and it arrived on time - Very professional - Got a cool sticker for the truck too!
Cons: It looks so good I cringe when it touches the ground or a rock. However, now it has character! This does not mean it scratches easily.... just that I should treat my gear with a little more care.
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Jerry on 07/31/2008
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 1 - 4 Months
Pros: The best looking , in copper, and best performance to weight ratio reel on the market. I have several of these reels in various sizes and have only praise.
Cons: none
Other Thoughts: The copper looks great on bamboo and fiberglass rods.
Ross Evolution
Rating: 5 of 5 [5 of 5]
Reviewed by: Dave on 06/17/2008
Experience Level: Amatuer - Ownership: 4 - 12 Months
Pros: This large arbor reel has an incredibly smooth drag sytem that is virtually maintenance free. That was the main selling point for me. I've used it intensively over the last several months with streamers on 4x and nymphs on 6x, and the drag has delivered in both cases. In the copper finish it's quite an eye-catcher too! I highly recommend this reel.
Cons: It's not the most econimical reel out there, but if you consider your investing in a high-quality product that's made in the USA I think it's well worth the money.
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