ROSS REELS EVOLUTION LTX 7/8 FLY REEL : 7-8WT
The Ross Evolution LTX is the next generation in premium, high-end trout reels. The award-winning Evolution LTX is an engineering marvel, with a drag system 4x as strong as its predecessor, in a beautifully crafted, lightweight package to perfectly balance fly rods weighing mere ounces.
The new, ultra-smooth drag system retains the sound and feel that made the Evolution an icon, but now incorporates a stacked disc drag system based on the Evolution R saltwater reels, resulting in a powerhouse drag system that would be overkill if it wasn’t so lightweight. This allows it to perform not only as a perfect trout reel, but also has the power to take on saltwater game fish like Redfish, Bonefish, and Snook.
The Evolution LTX drag system is built on an oil-impregnated bronze brushing, rotating on a stainless steel spindle post. Ross Evolution LTX reels are CNC machined to exacting tolerances in Montrose, CO from proprietary aircraft grade T-6061 barstock aluminum. These gorgeous reels are then hard anodized for the perfect balance of durability and color. The large arbor spool includes an innovative line channel for cleanly hiding arbor knots when winding on backing. The Ross Reels signature bell-shaped arbor design also adds strength, while helping to self-level the fly line across the face of the spool as it is retrieved.
The LTX also incorporates a handle machined from canvas phenolic rod, another Ross Reels innovation, which reduces weight, adds durability, and increases grip when wet. The meticulously designed features of the LTX converge in a light weight package, redefining the trout reel for another generation.
- Ultra-lightweight to balance modern premium rods
- Gorgeous, innovative, lightweight engineering
- CNC machined to exacting tolerances from aircraft aluminum in Montrose, CO
- Ultra-smooth, stacked disc drag system based on Evolution R saltwater drag system
- Drag system is 4x times as powerful as previous Evolution reels
- Large Arbor design self levels fly line and incorporates line channel to hide knots
- Machined canvas phenolic handle reduces weight, increases durability and grip when wet
- Hard anodized for beautiful color and durability
- Backed by the Ross Reels Lifetime Warranty
- Weight: 4.91oz
- Diameter: 4.03”
- Width: 1.10”
- Capacity: WF8/150yds/20lb
5.00/5 Stars out of 11 Reviews
Mark D Gwyn (Mathews Va) | February 19th, 2022
Light and well made. This is an upgrade for a lighter reel rod combination for Reds and Speckle Trout in the salt. Only time will tell if there are issues because of salt water exposure but I rinse post each use so do not expect issues. I like everything about the reel have no complaints. Wish the clicker was louder but that's personal preference not a performance issue.
Drew (OH) | March 22nd, 2021
Man I love my 5/6 animas reel for my dry fly/nymphing set up but I wanted something with a more substantial drag for steelhead. Look no further. This Evo ltx in 7/8 is all you need to stop a hot running Steelie. And, as with all Ross Reels, it's a piece of art.
Jake (Birmingham AL) | March 15th, 2021
Very pleased with this purchase. Very beautiful and functional reel.
Simon (Cape Town, South Africa) | January 3rd, 2021
Been looking for a reel to pair up with a 6wt, Scott Radian and the 5/6 Evolution LTX just had to be the go! It's a reel looker but man does run silky smooth as well. It's super light but feels very strong. This is my first Ross reel and I don't think it will be my last. Craftsmanship is top notch and everything is machined to a very tight tolerance. I'm looking forward to many happy days on the water with this reel.
Seth Gustin (The River) | October 28th, 2020
Sick reel! Large arbor sucks in line when the big ones are charging, makes it easy to keep the fish on the reel.
Cristian S Dolcemascolo (NY) | June 4th, 2020
This is an amazingly light reel which I am pairing with an edge rod. The whole setup is so light you can barely feel it. Apart from looking great aesthetically it works great. Ill be buying some spare spools with different line to make this setup my go to
Brayden (Ohio) | June 3rd, 2020
I love the ross reel evolution ltx, its performance is amazing, and the sound of the drag is really nice to hear,its durable and lets not forget its sexy probably the best looking reel on the marked, everything about this reel is just epic, except for way you have to take off the spole but other than that this reel will make your jaw drop.
Brian Roth (Iowa) | January 22nd, 2020
Love my Ross reels. Bomb proof performance at a great price.
Dylan Powell (WY) | December 29th, 2019
Unfortunately my reel came with a busted drag, but Ross took care of everything and got me a new NEW reel in no time. It was a very quick and easy process, with excellent customer service.
The replacement reel works properly with a strong, smooth, nice sounding drag. Reel is well-constructed with a solid spool connection and no jiggles. The drag knob is big and easy to use and I like the looks of it. The handle is comfortable and slightly textured to help with keeping a hold of it. I'm very happy with this reel. I paired this with a 10' 6wt NRX+ for chasing big browns and rainbows.
The guys at Reel Fly Rod are great to work with. They communicate well and offer the generous ReelCash program. I've been very pleased with their service.
Ben (Columbus, OH) | September 25th, 2019
I have been using this reel since July. It is incredibly light and gives off a sweet sound and feel when a fish takes off with your line. It has one of the best drags I have ever used. It easily handles monster runs by big fish. This is a must have for all anglers. Pick one up and you will have a hard time fishing anything else.