Ross Evolution R 4/5 Fly Reel. 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 Ross Evolution R 4/5 fly reel is lightweight, 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 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 Ross Evolution R 4/5 fly reel is second to none.
Ross Evolution R Fly Reel Highlights:
ULTRALIGHT WEIGHT: All models less than 4.5 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: 3wt. – 8wt.
FISHING APPLICATION: Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater, and saltwater fishing environments
- Width: 0.97″
- Diameter: 3.53″
- Weight: 4.82 oz
- Line weight: 4-5wt.
- Capacity: WF4+100, WF5+75
Looking for a size up? Check out the Ross Evolution R 5/6.
Watch Richard Post from the Telluride Angler review the Ross Evolution R.
Also, watch Matt Callies from Ross talk about the Evolution R.