Stretching over 3,000 miles, the Rocky Mountains define the American West as its major mountain range. Nestled in a small corridor at over 5,806 feet, Ross Reels™ has proudly called southern Colorado home for over three decades. We are now one of a few, elite fly fishing companies that engineer, machine, assemble, and service our products under one roof. That’s why for us, Made in the USA is a proud seal, representing the best of what American industry stands for: a dedicated, hard-working group of men and women crafting the best tools available.
To each and every one of our customers:
We are committed to building high quality, innovative, and rigorously tested products.
We guarantee that our skilled professionals will work to continually exceed your expectations.
We strive to give you the best satisfaction with our products on the water.
Q: Why do we build products at 5,806 feet?
A: Because it's a whole lot more fun than sea level.
Designed around our original Colorado’s click and pawl system, the new award-winning Colorado LT retains the same ruggedness and the signature all-metal clicker of its older brother. However, that is where the similarities end as the Colorado LT is built with a new aesthetic and modern design evident in its large arbor and highly detailed porting. Adding to its elegant simplicity, the Colorado LT boasts only 15 different parts in total, all designed, machined, and assembled in Montrose, Colorado USA.
The Evolution R is the culmination of our engineers’ and machinists’ artistic and technical prowess. It features a fully sealed carbon fiber drag with an industry-best power-to-weight ratio. Encased in a super lightweight frame, all models are less than 4.5oz. 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.
Available for pre-order now at your Local Dealer | Shipping begins in April 2017
Even though fly reels are becoming lighter and lighter, there is a portion of the fly fishing community that requires something a bit more robust to better balance their longer rods. The Animas S has been designed to that end with the Spey, Switch, and Saltwater fishermen in mind.
The Cimarron II will set the standard for affordable large arbor fly reels by incorporating a superior drag mechanism that is extraordinarily smooth, heat resistant and provides incredible stopping power. The series is fully machined out of a proprietary aluminum alloy, fully anodized for protection and built to take the type of abuse applied to a reel that is used every day of the season. More information can be found on the Cimarron II Product Page.
The Animas River flows rough and wild through southwest Colorado. Like its namesake, the Ross Reels™ Animas® reel will keep running no matter what it faces. With a custom two-tone anodized finish and solid aluminum frame components, the reel is coupled with a liquid-smooth and powerful drag system with low start-up inertia. The drag has a tool-less, simple right-to-left hand conversion and protects even the lightest tippet, vital when demanding quarry makes blistering, unexpected runs. The large arbor aids in retrieving all the line that just went through the tip-top.
The Evolution LT™ is unquestionably one of the lightest fly reels ever produced, and as such this large arbor fly reel is a machining masterpiece. This series is designed for those anglers who appreciate both art and function, as the cosmetic innovation and precision workmanship of the Evolution LT™ series is only surpassed by its drag system which is precise and sensitive - capable of protecting the lightest tippets even when battling world-class fish.
The Limited Edition Gunnison is available in models G1, G2, and G3 in individually numbered quantities of 1 to 500, 1 to 1,000, and 1 to 500 respectively. Detailed specs can be found on the HERITAGE SERIES page. Order yours today and own a piece of fly fishing history.
After more than two years of development and testing, and two more in the hands of the fishing public, the Ross™ F1™ has revolutionized modern fly reel design. A complete departure from conventional thinking, it also incorporates the most innovative features found in any fly reel available today.
The Momentum LT™ is designed with drag system is based on proven technology, chosen because of its stiffness, strength, heat resistance, shock-dampening capabilities, and infinite fatigue resistance. Additional features like titanium drag components, a quick-release locking spool, and water shedding grooves on the palming rim give you the ultimate big fish fly reel and ensures dependability and performance under the most demanding fishing conditions.
The CLA has set the standard for affordable large arbor fly reels by incorporating a superior drag mechanism that is extraordinarily smooth, heat resistant and provides incredible stopping power. While it may be offered at a reasonable price, this is by no means a budget "compromise" reel as no options have been overlooked. The series is fully machined out of a proprietary aluminum alloy, fully anodized for protection and built to take the type of abuse applied to a reel that is used every day of the season.