Ross Evolution R Fly Reels

 

Ross Evolution R Reel

Like no other!

The Evolution R is the culmination of our engineers’ and machinists’ artistic and technical prowess. It features a fully sealed carbon fiber drag with an industry-best power-to-weight ratio. Encased in a super lightweight frame, all models are less than 4.5oz. 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.

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.

Fully machined from 6061-T6 proprietary aluminium alloy and featuring a carbon fiber and stainless steel disc stack and machined stainless steel internal components.

Available in Matte Black or Platinum anodising.

Model Capacity (20lb Dacron) Weight Diameter Width
Evolution R 3|4 WF3 + 90 yards 4.34 oz 3.425" 0.975"
Evolution R 4|5 WF4 + 95 yards 4.4 oz 3.525" 0.975"
Evolution R 5|6 WF5 + 110 yards 4.41 oz 3.775" 0.975"
Evolution R 7|8 WF8 + 160 yards 4.48 oz 4.025" 0.975"