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Ross Evolution LTX Fly Reel

Regular price $445.00 USD
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The Ross Reels Evolution series defined the modern trout reel. Now meet the award-winning Evolution LTX: the perfect combination of original Evolution LT feel and Evolution R performance.
 
The ultra-smooth drag found in the Evolution LT has a long and revered history, but our engineering team took this design to the next level. The drag debuting with the LTX is over four times stronger than its predecessors’, while retaining the sound and feel that helped make the Evolution an icon. This allows it to perform not only as a perfect trout reel, but also has the power to take on saltwater game fish like Redfish, Bonefish, and Snook.
 
The large arbor spool includes an innovative line channel for cleanly hiding arbor knots when winding on backing.   The Ross Reels signature bell-shaped arbor design also adds strength, while helping to self-level the fly line across the face of the spool as it is retrieved.
 
The LTX also incorporates a handle machined from canvas phenolic rod (another Ross Reels innovation), which reduces weight, adds durability, and increases grip when wet. These improvements make the LTX a true light saltwater contender, perfectly at home on the flats as it is on the shores of a western river. 
 
These meticulously designed features of the LTX converge in a light weight package, redefining the trout reel for another generation.

FULLY MACHINED COMPONENTS

Machined canvas phenolic handle reduces weight and adds grip

Frame / Spool made from a 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy, specifically engineered for Ross Reels

Oil impregnated bronze bushing rotating on a stainless steel spindle

HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRAG SYSTEM

Based on the engineered stacked-disc system in the Evolution R

Over 4-times the drag strength of the Evolution LT®

FINISH

Anodized for the perfect balance of durability and color

AVAILABLE COLORS

Black and Platinum

 

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

ORDER #

SIZE

UPC

ARBOR WIDTH

DIAMETER

WEIGHT

LINE WEIGHT

CAPACITY

Black

003749

Evolution LTX  3 | 4

818288003749

0.97"

3.42”

4.20 oz.

3-4wt. 

WF3+60

WF4+50

003787

Evolution LTX  4 | 5

818288003787

0.97"

3.48”

4.29 oz.

4-5wt.

WF4+85

WF5+70

003824

Evolution LTX  5 | 6

818288003824

1.08”

3.83”

4.65 oz.

5-6wt.

WF5+115

WF6+95

003862

Evolution LTX  7 | 8

818288003862

1.10” 4.03” 4.91 oz. 7-8wt.

WF7+175

WF8+150

Platinum

003756

Evolution LTX  3 | 4

818288003756

0.97"

3.42”

4.20 oz.

3-4wt. 

WF3+60

WF4+50

003794

Evolution LTX  4 | 5

818288003794

0.97"

3.48”

4.29 oz.

4-5wt.

WF4+85

WF5+70

003831

Evolution LTX  5 | 6

818288003831

1.08”

3.83”

4.65 oz.

5-6wt.

WF5+115

WF6+95

003879

Evolution LTX  7 | 8

818288003879

1.10” 4.03” 4.91 oz. 7-8wt.

WF7+175

WF8+150

 

Line Wt
Color

Rod Care Instructions

Nothing lasts forever, especially when you do not take care of it! Fly rod care and maintenance is part of the program and is required to prolong the life of your rod.

Here are some quick tips to care for your stick.

  1. Avoid at all times to knock the rod against hard surfaces. Small scratches and nicks may cause rod breakage or damage to the wraps allowing water to seep in and begin to destroy the integrity of the build.
  2. After fishing, rinse your rod and dry it with a soft cloth before putting it back into the rod sock or rod tube. These is ESSENTIAL in saltwater!
  3. Never store a saltwater rod in the rod sock immediately after use or before rinsing off with freshwater, this will impregnate the sock with salt and start to destroy everything.
  4. Never stow a rod in its rod tube. This can trap humidity and cause corrosion of the guide rings.
  5. At least twice a season or more frequently when fishing in saltwater, inspect the rod rings with a magnifying glass or slip a wad of cotton through them. Small scratches will hold some cotton... and also damage the line that goes through the ring. These rings should be replaced immediately.
  6. Check if no water seeps under the wrappings and corrode the guide ring legs. Once rust is seen, the ring should be replaced immediately.
  7. Wash the rod with lukewarm soapy water (Dawn works great) and a soft sponge. An old soft tooth brush will remove the dirt from the guide rings and reel seat.
  8. Getting the cork grip to look like new again is easy. First clean with warm soapy water like above,  then take some very fine, waterproof sandpaper (the one used for car paint jobs). Wet the rod grip and sandpaper thoroughly gently rub the grip. Be careful not to scratch the rod itself or the reel seat. Rinse, let dry and admire the result.
  9. Small holes can be filled with natural wood putty or with a mixture of cork filings and wood glue.
  10. If you really love your rod, you can add a car wax or rain-X to it to help protect it. You can apply a very light coating of fine oil on the reel seat.
  11. Avoid stuck ferrules by rubbing some paraffin (or candle wax) on the male ferrules.
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