2019 ROSS ANIMAS 7/8 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 11 Reviews
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Dustin (Maine) | October 1st, 2021
I can’t say enough about Ross reels. Quality and functionality is absolutely unmatched. Sure you can spend money on a more expensive reel but you won’t get any more performance. They make some of the best reels I’ve ever fished! 10/10 would buy it all over again
John R Bennett (Tennessee) | September 15th, 2021
Reel is lightweight, lighter than previous model, has a very good drag. Line capacity is as specified. 7/8 reel held up to a week of hard streamer fishing including two browns 24", both drift boat fishing and wading.
JB (MN) | July 2nd, 2021
Ross reels are exceptional, and this Animas continues to be a workhorse. 8wt smallmouth rod and some light salt are destined to be in the reels future!
Dedohioskies (Cincinnati) | November 2nd, 2020
I own one in every line weight offered and they have been fantastic. Hard to complain about these!
Jeff (Cleveland OH) | October 17th, 2020
Beautifully machined reel. So far so good.
JO (ME) | September 27th, 2020
The spool no longer goes on the reel. I have to take it apart to fix it in place. I've been able to deal with that but recently the drag stopped working and the reel freespools. I contacted Ross and they were very responsive and offered to service it for free, but in the meantime it's prime fishing and my reel is broken...
Joe (WA) | September 23rd, 2020
Top quality for and finish. Great service from this site
Tom | July 21st, 2020
Great reel great service
Ryan (Portland, OR) | June 17th, 2020
I’m really happy with this reel and the quality is top notch. I use this on a rod I fish carp with and it holds up very well. The reel is a bit on the heavy side but it doesn’t bother me at all.
Adam K Brayton (OH) | April 19th, 2020
I got this last year as a back up for my Evolution. Ended up putting a sinking pike line on this and a floating line on my evolution and used them both. This reel is heavier but not in a bad way. For sure this is better than a back up reel. It is a full time rig now!