ROSS REELS EVOLUTION R SALT 7/8 FLY REEL : 7-8WT
Need the best of the best for your saltwater fishing? Welcome the Ross Evolution R Salt Reel. The strongest disc drag on the market with the highest braking power for the hardest pulling fish.
Fishing in the salt is a grueling endeavor. The conditions are tough, and the fish can be even tougher. The Evolution R Salt was developed to stand up to anything the sea can throw at it. The R Salt builds on the foundation of its smaller sibling, but instead of the Evolution R’s 7-disc system, the R Salt features a supercharged 16-disc sealed drag system comprised of stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer, producing nearly 30 pounds of drag pressure. Additionally, the R Salt features two smaller counterbalances on the spool, this reduces mass and creates perfect, vibration-free performance when line is being ripped off the spool on long runs.
This exceptional braking power is housed in a lightweight, yet incredibly strong frame and spool that is based on the Evolution R’s unique design. The large, frame-integrated drag knob allows for easy on-the-fly adjustments with just the palm of your hand during long fights with oversized quarry. The R Salt's geometry is reinforced throughout, yielding an incredibly rugged, yet elegant reel that performs in the most challenging of environments.
All of this comes together to create a fishing tool with a power-to-weight ratio never before seen in a saltwater fly reel, making the R Salt the most unique, best performing reel per dollar of any on the water today.
- Ultralight weight and fully machined from 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
- Innovative dual mini counterbalances reduce mass
- Industry leading power-to-weight ratio in a fully sealed drag system
- Bolstered structural rigidity as well as increased backing capacity
- 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: 7.51oz
- Diameter: 4.08”
- Width: 1.350”
- Capacity: WF8/215yds
5.00/5 Stars out of 4 Reviews
Drew (OH) | April 4th, 2021
Love this sleek looking, well performing reel.
Adam (Minnesota) | March 13th, 2021
I have the platinum version and it exudes saltwater ruggedness. It’s quite a beautiful reel. Lightweight as well.
I have smaller hands so don’t have an issue with the atypical drag knob. It is a bit different though.
Ben (NH) | March 2nd, 2021
I have this reel in black on my Salt HD 8wt. I like how light the reel is and the drag adjustment is very cool. I haven’t had any monsters on this reel but I have tested the drag lightly on some smaller fish.
Justin (Ky) | May 9th, 2020
Paired with Helios 3D 8wt for an awesome bonefish setup