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Ross Animas 5/6 Fly Reel
    Ross Animas 5/6 Fly Reel
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      Ross Animas 5/6 Fly Reel

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    • $385.00

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    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

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    5.00/5 Stars out of 18 Reviews
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    Verified Buyer
    Worth every penny
    John Gleaves (Or) | June 6th, 2021
    Great reel that won’t let you down. High quality parts that are built to last. This is one that will be passed down.
    Verified Buyer
    Great reel
    Forrest Hildebrant (NJ) | March 5th, 2021
    Great reel smooth and doesnt get marks on it when you drop it overall Great reel
    Verified Buyer
    Nice reel
    Ben (NH) | March 2nd, 2021
    I have this reel in platinum and I really like the look - especially from the handle side. I like the sound of the drag better than the LTX/R, but when taken apart, there is what looks to be a bit of plastic. I like that the diameter of the spool on the 5/6 is smaller than on the LTX/R of the same size.
    Verified Buyer
    wow money
    ryan (dallas) | February 20th, 2021
    this rod is so money. like Horney butter on a biscuit
    Verified Buyer
    Best reel I've ever owned
    Chris (Louisiana) | December 1st, 2020
    Recently acquired an Animas 5/6 (Matte Black) to pair with my Helios 3F. While I haven't had the opportunity to put it through true trial by fire at this point, I have to say it checks all the boxes when it comes to first impressions. It is extremely light, looks great, has a smooth easy to adjust drag and makes a great sound! Can't wait to take it out west next summer. This reel deserves more than the local panfish here in Louisiana.
    Verified Buyer
    Perfect for Trout
    Jake (Idaho) | October 15th, 2020
    Extremely lightweight, and the drag is very effective for catching 25+" trout on 5x or 6x tippet. It's also very quiet on both the retrieve and drag.
    Verified Buyer
    Jeff (TX) | October 7th, 2020
    What a great reel, just paired it with my 5wt Radian and this bad boy looks “smart” and even catches fish. Played a 23” Cutthroat for 10 minutes magically this past weekend. I have a few Ross reels and this one did not disappoint- and the price is right.
    Verified Buyer
    Best reel
    Forrest Hildebrant (New Jersey) | September 29th, 2020
    One of the best reels out there. Smooth as butter
    Verified Buyer
    Beautiful Reel
    Jonathan Totty (Lewisville, TX) | July 8th, 2020
    I purchased the Ross Animas 5/6, and put it on a 5 weight Scott Radian. This setup has amazing balance. The reel is extremely smooth, and beautiful to look at.
    Verified Buyer
    Good company
    Rick Castonguay (Colorado) | July 8th, 2020
    I got my 5/6 Ross Animas reel last week. This reel is everything asked for! Reel Fly Rod, sent it on time and all was great.... No damage, I recommend them, you won't be disappointed!

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