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Ross Evolution R Fly Reel

Regular price $545.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $545.00 USD
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Like no other.

Machining a fly reel is as much art as it is skill. Just as a perfect loop flying over the water is a thing of beauty crafted by the caster, the Evolution R is the culmination of our engineers’ and machinists’ artistic and technical prowess.

The Evolution R is not only lightweight, but also incredibly rigid and durable, with a unique geometry that is as functional as it is stylish. The innovative shape of the ultra-large arbor spool is engineered to force the even winding of the line across the face of the spool as it is retrieved - something never before seen in a fly reel.

The new drag design is also an industry first:  a fully sealed, bonded proprietary carbon fluoropolymer and stainless steel interface that delivers smooth power in a lightweight, compact package. Start up inertia is virtually non-existent to protect the most delicate of tippet. The Evolution R’s extremely wide range of brake adjustment also manages to produce some of the highest drag pressure found in a fly reel. 

This all is controlled by a subtle yet striking, frame-integrated drag knob that blends perfectly into the form of the reel. Its solid grip allows for easy manipulation of settings - even while wearing gloves. Couple this with the canvas phenolic handle, first introduced by Ross Reels, the on-the-water functionality of the Evolution R is second to none.

ULTRALIGHT WEIGHT

All models less than 5.2 oz and fully machined from 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy

SEALED DRAG

Industry leading power-to-weight ratio in a fully sealed system | Proprietary carbon fiber and stainless steel disc stack

STAINLESS STEEL INTERNALS

All internal components are machined stainless steel

CUSTOM HANDLE MATERIAL

Fully machined canvas phenolic rod, resting on a 7075-T6 chromated aluminum post yields reduced weight and increased grip when wet

FINISH

Type II anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color

CONNECTION AND CONVERSION

Quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion

FLY LINE COVERAGE

4wt. - 8wt.

FISHING APPLICATION

Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater, and saltwater fishing environments

AVAILABLE COLORS

Matte Black and Platinum

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

 

ORDER #

SIZE

UPC

ARBOR WIDTH

DIAMETER

WEIGHT

LINE WEIGHT

CAPACITY

Matte Black

003381

Evolution R  4 | 5

818288003381

0.97"

3.53"

4.82 oz.

4-5wt.

WF4+100

WF5+75

003428

Evolution R  5 | 6

818288003428

0.97"

3.78"

5.03 oz.

5-6wt.

WF5+115

WF6+90

003466

Evolution R  7 | 8

818288003466

0.97"" 4.03" 5.18 oz. 7-8wt.

WF7+180

WF8+150

Platinum

003398

Evolution R  4 | 5

818288003398

0.97"

3.53"

4.82 oz.

4-5wt.

WF4+100

WF5+75

003459

Evolution R  5 | 6

818288003459

0.97"

3.78"

5.03 oz.

5-6wt.

WF5+115

WF6+90

003473

Evolution R  7 | 8

818288003473

0.97" 4.03" 5.18 oz. 7-8wt.

WF7+180

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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