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Ross Animas Fly Reel

Regular price $360.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $360.00 USD
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The 2019 Animas takes the time-proven features that made the original Animas a guide favorite and incorporates new machined features that bring it into the modern era of Ross.

A fully-redesigned frame and spool are highlights of the new Animas. The spool shows off the cutting-edge manufacturing techniques Ross Reels has developed, delivering a design that is incredibly strong and visually stunning. The Animas also re-joins the family by incorporating an ultra-light canvas phenolic handle which gets tackier when wet. A new trouble-free spool release yields zero-maintenance performance, allowing the Animas to be ready for any fresh or saltwater excursion. 

The frame is accented by a machined silhouette of the Colorado mountains in Ross Reels’ backyard. Its uniquely ported design and structural profile are eye-catching industry firsts. The two-tone drag knob sports an updated aesthetic with a lower profile and increased grip. An improved composite drag system delivers more power in an established Ross design used and loved by more than 80,000 fly anglers the world over. 

 

FULLY REDESIGNED FRAME & SPOOL GEOMETRY

Bell-shaped, Ultra-Large Arbor

Intricately machined details

 

REDUCED WEIGHT & INCREASED STRENGTH

MACHINED CANVAS PHENOLIC HANDLE

TWO-TONE ALUMINUM ACCENTS

MAINTENANCE-FREE SPOOL RELEASE

IMPROVED DRAG

Composite-Disc Drag with Stainless Steel Interface

Time-proven design

 

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY 

 

 

PART #
SIZE
FINSIH
WIDTH
DIAMETER
WEIGHT
LINE WEIGHT
CAPACITY
UPC
70400000195
4|5
MATTE BLACK
0.98”
3.25”
4.1OZ
4-5WT.
WF4 + 70
WF5 + 50
818288004258
70400000199
5|6
MATTE BLACK
1.02”
3.50”
4.43OZ
5-6WT.
WF5 + 100
WF6 + 75
818288004296
70400000203
7|8
MATTE BLACK
1.02”
3.88”
4.74OZ
7-8WT.
WF7 + 180
WF8 + 160
818288004333
70400000196
4|5
PLATINUM
0.98”
3.25”
4.1OZ
4-5WT.
WF4 + 70
WF5 + 50
818288004265
70400000200
5|6
PLATINUM
1.02”
3.50”
4.43OZ
5-6WT.
WF5 + 100
WF6 + 75
818288004302
70400000204
7|8
PLATINUM
1.02”
3.88”
4.74OZ
7-8WT.
WF7 + 180
WF8 + 160
818288004340

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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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