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Ross Colorado Fly Reel

Regular price $375.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $375.00 USD
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The Colorado LT set the bar for lightweight click pawl reels. The new Colorado takes it to the next level.

This thoroughly updated design brings a beautiful aesthetic defined by aerodynamic shapes and surfaces. The look of this reel is different from anything on the market today. A novel, all-metal external clicker accentuates the back of the reel, complete with a machined silhouette of our local San Juan Mountains and a classic click-pawl sound. The spool is even more open than its predecessor, making the face of the reel appear spacious and clean, with the beveled large arbor showing off the backing and line just as well as it picks it up.

The semi-caged frame adds unmatched strength and rigidity, but with only a minimal weight gain - just enough to balance out a wider range of lightweight rods. The industry-first bushing is fully machined from Vesconite - a material specifically designed to be used in the toughest marine bearing applications, guaranteeing a lifetime of flawless operation.

Classic sound and feel meets modern strength and design to make the Colorado a functional piece of art - both on and off the water. With every angle and material carefully analyzed and considered, the new Colorado is designed to be fished from small streams to big rivers and everything in between.

New semi-caged frame provides unprecedented strength in a lightweight package
Vesconite bushing for a uniquely smooth feel
Unidirectional click-pawl drag
Crisp, audible sound
Canvas micarta handle enhances grip when wet
Large arbor for fast retrieval and reduced line memory
Available in sizes 2/3 and 4/5

Matte Platinum                  
  - Colorado - 2|3 - 0.850” 3.22” 3.2 oz 2-3wt. WF2 + 75WF3 + 50
  - Colorado - 4|5 - 0.850” 3.57" 3.5 oz 4-5wt. WF4 + 90WF5 + 75
Matte Black                  
  - Colorado - 2|3 - 0.850” 3.22” 3.2 oz 2-3wt. WF2 + 75WF3 + 50
  - Colorado - 4|5 - 0.850” 3.57" 3.5 oz  4-5wt. WF4 + 90WF5 + 75

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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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