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Ross Evolution R 7/8 Fly Reel
    Ross Evolution R 7/8 Fly Reel
    Purchase Ross Evolution R 7/8 Fly Reel
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      Ross Evolution R 7/8 Fly Reel

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    • $575.00

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    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: 5.18oz
    • Diameter: 4.03”
    • Width: 0.97”
    • Capacity: WF8/150yds

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    5.00/5 Stars out of 5 Reviews
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    Extremely light for a 7/8 reel, which is nice when casting streamers all day. The drag is smooth and easy to adjust. It does not fit nearly as much backing as is recommended by Ross.
    Jake (Idaho) | February 1st, 2022
    Extremely light for a 7/8 reel, which is nice when casting streamers all day. The drag is smooth and easy to adjust. It does not fit nearly as much backing as is recommended by Ross.
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    Dustin (Maine) | September 3rd, 2021
    I am a huge Ross fan. I fish a 5/6 San Miguel and a 3/4 animas and I could t be more happy then the evolution paired with my sage x. Light weight and by far one of the best looking in my collection. I am and always will be a Ross fan for life!
    Verified Buyer
    Awesome reel
    Wenbo Li (IN) | February 5th, 2021
    Light and fast retrive. Awesome
    Verified Buyer
    Reel nice!
    Norm (Ohio) | November 3rd, 2020
    Purchased this reel in matte black for 7wt rod. Worked great and really appreciate the ability to change spools quickly.
    Verified Buyer
    Clean design
    Adam K Brayton (OH) | April 19th, 2020
    I bought this reel about a year ago and I am sooooo happy with it! Next I will get the salt water version!

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