2019 ROSS ANIMAS 4/5 FLY REEL
The new Ross Animas Fly Reel takes the time-proven features that made the original Animas a guide favorite, while incorporating machining features that bring it into the modern era of Ross. A fully-redesigned frame and spool are highlights of the new Animas. The spool shows off the cutting-edge manufacturing techniques Ross Reels has developed, delivering a design that is incredibly strong and visually stunning. You will not find a more beautiful, powerful, durable, or functional fly reel in the sub $300 price range.
The Animas also joins the family by incorporating an ultra-light canvas phenolic handle which gets tackier when wet. A new trouble-free spool release yields zero-maintenance performance, allowing the Animas to be ready for any fresh or saltwater excursion. The frame is accented by a machined silhouette of the Colorado mountains in Ross Reels’ backyard. Its uniquely ported design and structural profile are eye-catching industry firsts. The two-tone drag knob sports an updated aesthetic with a lower profile and increased grip. An improved composite drag system delivers more power in an established Ross design loved by more than 80,000 fly anglers the world over.
- Fully redesigned frame and spool geometry with a bell shaped arbor, large arbor design, and intricately machined details
- Precision CNC machined from aerospace grade T6061 bar stock aluminum
- Ultralight weight with increased strength
- Machined canvas phenolic handle is incredibly durable and increases grip when wet
- Beautiful, two-tone aluminum accents
- Powerful, improved composite disc drag system with stainless steel components
- Maintenance free, completely sealed, self lubricating drag system
- Innovative, modern style combined with a time-proven design
- Backed by the Ross Reels Lifetime Warranty
5.00/5 Stars out of 4 Reviews
Jacob Lewis (Colorado) | April 13th, 2020
A picture of this reel simply doesn't show how amazing it is. The machining is absolutely fantastic. There is NO wobble in the spool at all. It is rock solid. The drag knob turns extremely easily, and the drag is very smooth. I matched this reel (loaded with Orvis Hydros line it weighs only 5.5 oz) to my Redington Hydrogen 4wt 8ft6in rod, and it is truly unbelievably light. I highly recommend this reel to anyone who is considering it. Just get it, you'll be happy. And, it's a Made in America product.
Andrew (Illinois) | February 23rd, 2020
Picked this reel up to pair with my new 4wt. Have not fished it yet, but it is aesthetically pleasing and looks well made/durable.
Yasuo Nishiyama (Waltham MA) | August 9th, 2019
I purchased Ross reel for the first time. I have a Hardy Ultralite FWDD and others for #4, and this Ross Amimas 4/5 is one of the best. Very light weight and very smooth drag. I used with Orvis recon once and caught over 16 inch brown trout and others. I really love this reel.
David (COLORADO) | March 15th, 2019
I have the older version of the animas and this is a great update. Much lighter than the original. The new knob has plenty of grip even when wet. I use this reel on a 9' 5wt Scott g series and for me it is a perfect setup. The it's not going to hold as much backing as the original so keep that on mind. Overall great build quality, low maintenance reel