ROSS REELS EVOLUTION R SALT 9/10 FLY REEL : 9-10WT
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: 8oz
- Diameter: 4.43”
- Width: 1.420”
- Capacity: WF10/275yds
4.75/5 Stars out of 4 Reviews
Andrew Wilson (Sydney, Australia) | January 16th, 2023
Perfectly matched to my Sage ONE 9wt, this reel has high line pick-up with its large arbour and the smoothest drag on any reel I’ve encountered (including my Abel’s). Looses a point because in black in seems to mark easily. Avoid this problem and get the platinum instead (or be careful where you put it if you do decide to go with the black, which looks better imho)
Dan (USA) | December 24th, 2021
I purchased this reel for a trip to Mexico for permit and bonefish. The reel works great and the mechanics are very impressive. I have not had the chance to test the drag, but seems quite beefy. The fact that it is American made is very important to me.
Ben (NH) | February 19th, 2021
I purchased this reel for my 9wt striper setup (surf/boat rig). I have a regular Evolution R 7/8 on my flats striper setup and the drag on that reel has always been enough to handle the stripers I've caught - the drag on the R Salt is probably unnecessary for my uses. I purchased the R Salt because the Evolution R does not come in size 9/10. The reel is much beefier than the Evo R in with, presumably because of the larger drag system.
Ben (NH) | December 14th, 2020
I haven’t had the chance to test this reel on any big fish. I purchased the reel to go on my 9wt outfit. I used the an Evo R on my 8wt and have had no issues with drag strength on big stripers and blues, but I wanted a larger reel for my 9wt and the Evo R only goes up to size 7/8. The 9/10 R Salt is much heftier than the Evo R, but it is still much lighter than my 9/10 Sage Spectrum The 9/10 R Salt holds a bunch of backing and it will be my dedicated saltwater boat rod. Excited for this reel and I know that if I need the drag strength, it is there..