Ross has created a saltwater powerhouse. The Evolution R series from Ross features a drag system strong enough to stop any saltwater fish from Tarpon to Stripers while maintaining a lightweight frame and functional engineering. These reels offer a stellar weight to strength ratio and the construction and finishing make them saltwater-proof and extremely durable. If you’re an angler who likes to take saltwater fly fishing seriously, this is one of the best saltwater reel options on the market.
An Engineering Culmination - Ross has designed the Evolution R Salt to be a culmination of machining and engineering. The reel’s redesigned arbor, powerhouse drag system, and incredibly lightweight frame made this reel a force to be reckoned with in saltwater. Add the sleep drag knob and canvas phenolic handle and it’s easy to see why the Evo R is one of our favorite saltwater fly reels.
Type II Anodizing - Type II anodizing allows Ross to create the perfect balance between rigidity and aesthetically appealing reel color. Type II anodizing is incredibly durable and the Evolution R stands up well when dropped or dinged on the water. A Type II finish also holds up well to weathering, wear, and saltwater abuse.
6061 T6 Aluminum - The Evolution R is built with 6061 T6 Aluminum which has a few benefits. 6061 T6 is both abrasion-resistant and corrosion-resistant. If you happen to drop or ding your reel, 6061 T6 resists corrosion even when abraded. This type of aluminum is commonly used in aircraft and boat/automotive construction.
Type - The Evolution R features a carbon/stainless steel, fully sealed, disc drag system that’s perfect for stopping any saltwater fish in its tracks. These reels are made for saltwater applications and the sealed carbon/stainless disc drag means this reel is a great option for Bonefish, Permit, and even larger saltwater species.
Materials - Carbon/stainless steel drag plates make this drag maintenance-free and highly durable. These discs add to the strength of the reel’s drag system making it one of the most capable in the saltwater market.
Ultra-Large Arbor - The bell-shaped ultra-large arbor of the Evolution R Salt increases line pickup and helps anglers fight the largest saltwater fish on a single-handed fly rod. The bell-shaped arbor design also helps with line management and the angler doesn’t have to worry about where his/her line lands on the reel when playing a fish.
Ross Limited Lifetime Warranty - As of October 2019, Ross has a limited lifetime warranty that applies to the original owner of the fly reel. The warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the product only and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, or any other type of damage resulting from the use of the product. That being said, Ross will also repair your reel for you for a cost.
Best for: Saltwater, Flats
Arbor Size: Ultra-Large
|Reel Model||Diameter||Weight||Arbor Size||Drag Type||Capacity||Line Weight||Color||Price|
|7/8||4.08"||7.51 oz.||Large||Disc||WF7+235 | WF8+215||7, 8||Black||$675.00|
|7/8||4.08"||7.51 oz.||Large||Disc||WF7+235 | WF8+215||7, 8||Platinum||$675.00|
|9/10||4.43"||8 oz.||Large||Disc||WF9+325 | WF10+275||9, 10||Black||$775.00|
|9/10||4.43"||8 oz.||Large||Disc||WF9+325 | WF10+275||9, 10||Platinum||$775.00|
|11/12||4.75"||8.85 oz.||Large||Disc||WF11+300 | WF12+250||11, 12||Black||$875.00|
|11/12||4.75"||8.85 oz.||Large||Disc||WF11+300 | WF12+250||11, 12||Platinum||$875.00|