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EVOLUTION LTX

All new for 2018

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The Ross Reels Evolution series defined the modern trout reel. Now meet the award-winning Evolution LTX: the perfect combination of original Evolution LT feel and Evolution R performance.


The ultra-smooth drag found in the Evolution LT has a long and revered history, but our engineering team took this design to the next level. The drag debuting with the LTX is over four times stronger than its predecessors’, while retaining the sound and feel that helped make the Evolution an icon. 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.


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Made in USA

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The Ross Reels Evolution series defined the modern trout reel. Now meet the award-winning Evolution LTX: the perfect combination of original Evolution LT feel and Evolution R performance.
 
The ultra-smooth drag found in the Evolution LT has a long and revered history, but our engineering team took this design to the next level. The drag debuting with the LTX is over four times stronger than its predecessors’, while retaining the sound and feel that helped make the Evolution an icon. 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 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. These improvements make the LTX a true light saltwater contender, perfectly at home on the flats as it is on the shores of a western river. 
 
These meticulously designed features of the LTX converge in a light weight package, redefining the trout reel for another generation.

 

TROUTS FLY FISHING - March 2018 Review 

" After six months with this reel, I can confidently put my stamp of approval on it."

-Ivan Orsic, Trouts Fly Fishing (Denver, CO)

 

MIDCURRENT - March 2018 Review

" [The LTX] is packed into an impressively light package...and deserves a close look if you’re scouting for a hi-performance workhorse."

-Robert Morselli, Research Director for MidCurrent and "How Its Made"

 



FULLY MACHINED COMPONENTS

Machined canvas phenolic handle reduces weight and adds grip

Frame / Spool made from a 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy, specifically engineered for Ross Reels

Oil impregnated bronze bushing rotating on a stainless steel spindle


HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRAG SYSTEM

Based on the engineered stacked-disc system in the Evolution R

Over 4-times the drag strength of the Evolution LT®

 

FINISH

Hard anodized for the perfect balance of durability and color


AVAILABLE COLORS

Black and Platinum


LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY


ORDER #

SIZE

UPC

ARBOR WIDTH

DIAMETER

WEIGHT

LINE WEIGHT

CAPACITY

SUGG RETAIL

Black

003749

Evolution LTX  3 | 4

818288003749

0.97"

3.42”

4.20 oz.

3-4wt. 

WF3+60

WF4+50

$385.00

003787

Evolution LTX  4 | 5

818288003787

0.97"

3.48”

4.29 oz.

4-5wt.

WF4+85

WF5+70

$385.00

003824

Evolution LTX  5 | 6

818288003824

1.08”

3.83”

4.65 oz.

5-6wt.

WF5+115

WF6+95

$395.00

003862

Evolution LTX  7 | 8

818288003862

1.10” 4.03” 4.91 oz. 7-8wt.

WF7+175

WF8+150

$395.00

Platinum

003756

Evolution LTX  3 | 4

818288003756

0.97"

3.42”

4.20 oz.

3-4wt. 

WF3+60

WF4+50

$385.00

003794

Evolution LTX  4 | 5

818288003794

0.97"

3.48”

4.29 oz.

4-5wt.

WF4+85

WF5+70

$385.00

003831

Evolution LTX  5 | 6

818288003831

1.08”

3.83”

4.65 oz.

5-6wt.

WF5+115

WF6+95

$395.00

003879

Evolution LTX  7 | 8

818288003879

1.10” 4.03” 4.91 oz. 7-8wt.

WF7+175

WF8+150

$395.00

 

Additional Information

Customer Reviews

Awesome Fly Reel Review by Bob Mallard
Quality
As the name would imply, the Ross Evolution continues to evolve into what has become one of the most significant fly reels in my lifetime. First released when I was running my shop in Maine, the original Evolution became the best-selling reel in our 15-year history. At the time I closed, the Evolution LT was our best seller.

The new Ross Evolution LTX is to the old LT what it was to the original Evolution: A major step forward in what was already a rock-solid product. A cross between the Evolution LT and the groundbreaking Evolution R, the LTX is a hard reel not to like. Light, smooth and aesthetically pleasing, the LTX is what a modern fly reel should be.

- Bob Mallard, Fly Fish America

See the full review at www.flyfishamerica.com (Posted on 9/5/2018)
Editors Pick Review by Outside Magazine
Quality
We like to think of the LTX as an upgrade to the classic Evolution LT in the form of a larger arbor (to retrieve line faster) and a stronger drag (it puts the brakes on baby tarpon as well as football-size trout). But Ross’s commitment to precision machining hasn’t changed. The LTX feels as sharp as ever and still produces that beloved quiet click.

-Kelly Bastone, Outside Magazine (Posted on 9/4/2018)
Ross LTX Reel Review - On the Water Field Test Review by St. Pete's Fly Shop
Quality
Exciting things continue to roll out of Ross Reels in our home state of Colorado...When I am personally considering a new reel, it has to pass the BAR(bad ass reel) exam in four categories: aesthetics, simplicity, durability and drag. After taking the LTX for a week-long test drive in the most brutal elements possible, Wyoming in winter, I believe the Ross Evolution LTX hits it out of the park in all four categories.

- Gabe Park, St. Pete's Fly Shop in Ft. Collins, CO

My full review is here:
https://stpetes.com/blog/ross-ltx-reel-review-on-the-water-field-test/ (Posted on 6/10/2018)
THE EVOLUTION OF ROSS Review by Blake Katchur
Quality
Its pretty hard to describe the feeling you get peeling line off this reel to make your first cast of the day. Add that to the sweet sound and feel of the clicks it gives out as your first big fish makes off with your line and you will have a hard time fishing anything else.

I had the opportunity to add this reel to an arsenal of rods for a float trip down the Gunnison last fall. I ended up not fishing any of my other rigs because I couldn't put it down. This reel is light! And therefore it balances a lot of the new super light rods on the market.

We got to put the drag to the test in Patagonia too and as expected it performed flawlessly. Smooth and predictable.

Get yourself one!

Blake Katchur
Anglers All

Read the full review here:

https://www.anglersall.com/ross-evolution-ltx-fly-reel-107595 (Posted on 3/17/2018)
Great reel Review by Chris
Quality
I have been using the platinum 5-6 since September. It has one of the best drags I have used in a long time, easily handling monster runs of our big West Coast trout. This is a must have for all anglers novice and pro alike. (Posted on 3/3/2018)

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