Ross Evolution LT Fly Reel Review
The Ross Evolution LT. It's one of our best sellers. It's a modern classic. While it's easy to take one look at this reel and see why so many people adore it, we're here to find out if that reputation is deserved, or if Ross is simply resting on their laurels with this design. Onward to find out! 5-Weight Challenge Full Results
WEIGHT4.2 ounces. One of the lightest! Ross certainly takes the 'LT' seriously.
DRAG test graph
SOUNDIf there's one thing that no one can dispute, it's that this reel sounds great! It's best of the best.
SPOOL & RETRIEVAL RATERoss calls this reel a 'large arbor'. We're here to tell you, it's not. With one of the smallest arbors in the test. It picks up line at a mere 6.3 inches per turn. You'll have plenty of room for your 5-weight line, however as it holds and estimated 120 yards of backing.
LOOK & FEELLike the all too similar Galvan Torque, the Ross Evolution LT looks great. In fact, I'll go as far as to say it's one of the best. It also feels really solid thanks to the precision machining that goes into its production.
ErgonimicsHandle: Fine. A little longer would make it better though. Drag Knob: The drag knob on the LT is definitely a little dated, but it works well, just not as well as the Animas. Spool Change: Easy one-button release.
The DropExcellent. Like all Ross reels, the Evolution LT is finished with care. That means that even in black, the scratches and divots were hard to find. No damage.
WARRANTYLifetime to the original owner + $30 Price: $315
- Great looks and finish
- Sounds amazing
- Poor drag