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Ross Evolution R SALT Fly Reel

Regular price $675.00 USD
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Fishing in the salt is a grueling endeavor. The conditions are tough, and the fish can be even tougher; so we developed the Evolution R Salt to stand up to anything the sea can throw at it.

The R Salt builds on the foundation of its smaller sibling, but instead of the Evolution R’s 7-disc system, it features a supercharged 16-disc sealed drag system comprised of stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer, producing nearly 30 pounds of drag pressure. Also an industry first, the R Salt features two smaller counterbalances on the spool - this innovative design reduces mass and creates perfect, vibration-free performance when line is being ripped off the spool on long runs.

This exceptional braking power is housed in a lightweight, yet incredibly strong frame and spool that is based on the Evolution R’s unique design. The large, frame-integrated drag knob allows for easy on-the-fly adjustments with just the palm of your hand during long fights with oversized quarry. The R Salt's geometry is reinforced throughout, yielding an incredibly rugged, yet elegant reel that performs in the most challenging of environments.

All of this comes together to create a fishing tool with a power-to-weight ratio never before seen in a saltwater fly reel, making the R Salt the most unique, best performing reel per dollar of any on the water today.  

ULTRALIGHT WEIGHT

Fully machined in the USA from our proprietary 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, models start at just 7.5 ounces | Innovative dual mini counterbalances reduce mass 

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, finished with a special coating for saltwater durability

REINFORCED FRAME & SPOOL 

Bolstered structural rigidity as well as increased backing capacity 

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

7wt. - 12wt.

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

003626

Evolution R Salt  7 | 8

818288003626

1.350"

4.08"

7.51 oz.

7-8wt. 

WF7+235 | WF8+215

003664

Evolution R Salt  9 | 10

818288003664

1.420"

4.43"

8.00 oz.

9-10wt.

WF9+325 | WF10+275

003701

Evolution R Salt  11 | 12

818288003701

1.500"

4.75"

8.85 oz.

11-12wt.

30# WF11+300 | 30# WF12+250 

Platinum

003633

Evolution R Salt  7 | 8

818288003633

1.350"

4.08"

7.51 oz.

7-8wt.

WF7+235 | WF8+215

003671

Evolution R Salt  9 | 10

818288003671

1.420"

4.43"

8.00 oz

9-10wt.

WF9+325 | WF10+275

003718

Evolution R Salt  11 | 12

818288003718

1.500"

4.75"

8.85 oz.

11-12wt.

30# WF11+300 | 30# WF12+250 

 

 

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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