Ross Evolution R Fly Reel





Product Description

Machining a fly reel is as much art as it is skill. Just as a perfect loop flying over the water is a thing of beauty crafted by the caster, the Evolution R is the culmination of our engineers’ and machinists’ artistic and technical prowess.

The Evolution R is not only lightweight, but also incredibly rigid and durable, with a unique geometry that is as functional as it is stylish. 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.

The new drag design is also an industry first: a fully sealed, bonded carbon fluoropolymer and stainless steel interface that delivers smooth power in a lightweight, compact package. Start up inertia is virtually non-existent to protect the most delicate of tippet. The Evolution R’s extremely wide range of brake adjustment also manages to produce some of the highest drag pressure found in a fly reel.

This all is controlled by a subtle yet striking, frameintegrated drag knob that blends perfectly into the form of the reel. Its solid grip allows for easy manipulation of settings – even while wearing gloves. Couple this with the canvas phenolic handle, first introduced by Ross Reels, the on-the-water functionality of the Evolution R is second to none.


  • • All models less than 4.5 oz
  • • Fully machined from 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy


  • • Industry leading power-to-weight ratio in a fully sealed system
  • • Proprietary bonded carbon fluoropolymer and stainless steel disc stack


  • • All internal components are machined stainless steel CUSTOM HANDLE MATERIAL
  • • Fully machined canvas phenolic rod, resting on a 7075-T6 chromated aluminum post yields reduced weight and increased grip when wet


  • • Type II anodized for the perfect

(You will receive an e-mail after you purchase this reel in which you can reply and indicate left or right hand retrieve.)


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Additional Information

Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 4.75 x 4.75 x 3 in


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SIZE 3 | 4 4 | 5 5 | 6 7 | 8
WIDTH 0.975″ 0.975″ 0.975″ 0.975″
DIAMETER 3.425″ 3.525″ 3.775″ 4.025″
WEIGHT 4.34 oz. 4.40 oz. 4.41 oz. 4.48 oz.
LINE WEIGHT 3-4wt. 4-5wt. 5-6wt. 7-8wt.
CAPACITY WF3+90 WF4+95 WF5+110 WF8+160
REEL MSRP $455.00 $465.00 $475.00 $495.00
SPOOL MSRP $275.00 $280.00 $285.00 $300.00