ROSS REELS EVOLUTION R 5/6 FLY REEL : 5-6WT
The Ross Reels Evolution R Reel is a redesigned version of the very popular Evolution LT. Lighter weight and a new industry first drag design, the Ross Evolution R is going to be your #1 freshwater fly reel.
The Evolution R is not only lightweight, but also 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 that delivers smooth power in a lightweight, compact package. Start-up inertia is virtually non-existent to protect the most delicate of tippets. The Evolution R’s extremely wide range of brake adjustment also manages to produce some of the highest drag pressure found in any 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 Evolution R is second to none.
- Ultralight weight and fully machined from 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
- Industry leading power-to-weight ratio in a fully sealed drag system
- Proprietary carbon fiber and machined stainless-steel disc stack
- Fully machined canvas phenolic handle, on a 7075-T6 chromated aluminum post
- Type II anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color
- Quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
- Covered by Ross Reels Lifetime Warranty
- Weight: 5.03oz
- Diameter: 3.78”
- Width: 0.97”
- Capacity: WF6/90yds
5.00/5 Stars out of 1 Reviews
KS (DE) | May 12th, 2021
I purchased this reel for my 9' 6wt rod and it balances it perfectly. The fit and finish is outstanding. The machining is very well done. There is no play or wobble between the spool and the frame The drag wheel has subtle, but noticeable detents marking each small rotation when adjusting the drag. The click sound is pleasant, but more quiet compared to the Evolution LTX. I weighed the reel without line or backing and it weighed 5.1oz. Completely rigged up with 100 yards of 20lb backing and a 90' 6wt fly line the total is 6.3 oz. The drag is very smooth, and when turned up to maximum quite powerful. Adjustments in drag are small with each detent of wheel rotation, allowing you to fine tune the exact amount of drag that you want. I wish Ross would offer the reel in more color options besides flat black and platinum on a regular basis besides their limited edition offerings, but that has nothing to do with the function or purpose of this reel. Overall I highly recommend it.