Ross Evolution Fly Reels Review


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The Facts: The Ross Evolution fly reels feature a Delrin disc drag system; fully ventilated frame that's machined from bar stock aluminum; and has the perfect ratio of spool to width to arbor diameter that provides all the benefits of large arbor technology.

Model No. Line Weight Backing Capacity Weight
0 1, 2, 3 2 + 50/20 3.4 OZ
1 2, 3, 4 3 + 75/20 3.6 OZ
1.5 3, 4, 5 4 + 100/20 3.8 OZ
2 4, 5, 6 5 + 125/20 3.9 OZ
3 5, 6, 7 6 + 175/20 4.1 OZ
3.5 6, 7, 8 8 + 175/20 4.3 OZ

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5 Stars Great Reel!, 2009-02-23
Reviewer: Brian H

What a great reel, smooth consistent drag, good looks, nice sound, decent price for it's class.

5 Stars Ross Evolution -- Touchdown!, 2007-09-08
Reviewer: Erich Walter

I own a Ross Evolution size 0, and just purchased a 1.5 for my four weight. I live in Gunnison, Colorado and fish for trout around three times per week. Simply put, these reels ROCK. Why? Incredibly light, quality machining, lifetime warranty, and a drag system that is phenomonal. These reels are QUIET (unlike the noisy Lamson Litespeed), the drag is indexed (very nice!) and the spool release mechanism is the cleanest and best designed on the market. This large arbor reel also still has a traditional look and feel, and does not resemble an alien space craft like some other reels out there. This reel is unbeatable, in my opinion. Ross is a quality manufacturer of quality reels, and their warranty, service, and product are top notch, made in America, and of a caliber that is hard to come by in this day and age.

DRAWBACKS: Only one: The price. You get what you pay for, and if you want a top top of the line large arbor reel that is ultra light but performs flawlessly, then this is it.

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