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Evolution R Salt

Supercharged Drag System

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Made in USA


American Angler


The award-winning Evolution R Salt is a breakthrough product, designed with a power-to-weight ratio never before seen in a saltwater fly reel. This makes the R Salt the most unique, best performing reel per dollar on the water today, all in a stunning package.

$595.00

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Made in USA

American Angler

Fishing in the salt is a grueling endeavor. The conditions are tough, and the fish can be even tougher; so we developed the Evolution R Salt 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, it features a supercharged 16-disc sealed drag system comprised of stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer, producing nearly 30 pounds of drag pressure. Also an industry first, the R Salt features two smaller counterbalances on the spool - this innovative design 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.  


 

MIDCURRENT - September 2017 Review 

"Confirmed.  This is my new favorite salt water reel."

-Robert Morselli, MidCurrent

 

FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE - November 2017 Review 

"A beautiful piece of machining."

-Ross Purnell, Fly Fisherman

 


ULTRALIGHT WEIGHT

Fully machined in the USA from our proprietary 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, models start at just 7.5 ounces | Innovative dual mini counterbalances reduce mass 

 

SEALED DRAG

Industry leading power-to-weight ratio in a fully sealed system | Proprietary carbon fiber and stainless steel disc stack

 

STAINLESS STEEL INTERNALS

All internal components are machined stainless steel, finished with a special coating for saltwater durability

 

REINFORCED FRAME & SPOOL 

Bolstered structural rigidity as well as increased backing capacity 

 

CUSTOM HANDLE MATERIAL

Fully machined canvas phenolic rod, resting on a 7075-T6 chromated aluminum post yields reduced weight and increased grip when wet

 

FINISH

Type II anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color

 

CONNECTION AND CONVERSION

Quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion

 

FLY LINE COVERAGE

7wt. - 12wt.


FISHING APPLICATION

Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater, and saltwater fishing environments


AVAILABLE COLORS

Matte Black and Platinum


LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY


ORDER #

SIZE

UPC

ARBOR WIDTH

DIAMETER

WEIGHT

LINE WEIGHT

CAPACITY

SUGG RETAIL

Matte Black

003626

Evolution R Salt  7 | 8

818288003626

1.350"

4.08"

7.51 oz.

7-8wt. 

WF7+235 | WF8+215

$595.00

003664

Evolution R Salt  9 | 10

818288003664

1.420"

4.43"

8.00 oz.

9-10wt.

WF9+325 | WF10+275

$695.00

003701

Evolution R Salt  11 | 12

818288003701

1.500"

4.75"

8.85 oz.

11-12wt.

30# WF11+300 | 30# WF12+250 

$795.00

Platinum

003633

Evolution R Salt  7 | 8

818288003633

1.350"

4.08"

7.51 oz.

7-8wt.

WF7+235 | WF8+215

$595.00

003671

Evolution R Salt  9 | 10

818288003671

1.420"

4.43"

8.00 oz

9-10wt.

WF9+325 | WF10+275

$695.00

003718

Evolution R Salt  11 | 12

818288003718

1.500"

4.75"

8.85 oz.

11-12wt.

30# WF11+300 | 30# WF12+250 

$795.00

 

Additional Information

Fishing Conditions Freshwater, Saltwater
Line Weight 7-9 Weight, 8-10 Weight, 10-12 Weight, 11-13 Weight

Customer Reviews

AMAZING FLY REEL Review by Michael
Quality
YOU HAVE HEARD ALL THE BS ABOUT THE BEST REEL, 1000 POUNDS OF DRAG...SMOOTHEST REEL ON THE PLANET, I HAVE OWNED MOST OF THE FLY REELS ON PLANET...MOST DONT WANT TO KNOW YOU WHEN AN IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG...TINY FISH DO NOT TEST A REEL...LARGE SALTWATER AN LARGE FRESH FISH WILL TEST A REEL...WELL MY SON AN MYSELF GO TO UPSTATE NY FOR VERY LARGE CHINOOK BIG COHO AN BIG STEELHEAD.....WELL BETWEEN 15 TO 50 HOOK UPS A DAY...THESE EARLY FISH WILL DUMP A FLY REEL, THAT MEANS YOUR WHOLE FLY LINE AN MOST OF YOUR BACKING WILL BE DONATED TO THE RIVER, GONE IN A FLASH....WELL NOT THIS YEAR...THE SALT X IS THE SMOOTHEST RETRIEVING ....AN MOST IMPORTANT THE SMOOTHEST DRAG OUT OF THE DOZEN REELS I HAVE OWNED...WOW....IT HAS STOPPED KING 10 TO 30 POUNDS FROM GOING OVER THE FALLS AN 20 POUNDS...COHOS ON A SCALE TO 20...STEELHEAD HAHAH..YOU WHAT A BIG STEELIE DOES ...DRAG HESITATION AN THEY ARE GONE SO FAST YOU WONT REMEMBER WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED.....THESE ARE NOT BLUEGILLS...THESE FISH ARE TACKLE DESTROYING MACHINES....THIS WILL HANDLE EVERYTHING YOU CAN THROW A FLY TOO.... AN AMAZING REEL THAT YOU WILL HAVE CONFIDENCE IN....THE AMOUNT OF FISH WE HOOKED WAS STAGGERING AN THE REEL NEVER MISSED A BEAT...THANKS ROSS FOR AN AMAZING REEL....I AM A LOYAL CUSTOMER...AWESOME REEL....MICHAEL (Posted on 10/19/2018)
Excellent fly reel Review by Edward, Santa Barbara
Quality
Never have been disappointed with Ross's product! yesterday out at Channel islands in Santa Barbara I caught a mid size Tuna, early for the year and 3 Bonita's and 4 Calico Bass and the drag was smooth as silk. Living here in SB our saltwater fishing places a demand on drags and quality. Great product Ross. (Posted on 4/25/2018)

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