Jan 30, 2016

Ross Reels - A Closer Look at the Animas and Cimarron II

Back by popular demand!
The original Double R logo

It's been about a year now since Ross Reels announced their return to a fly reel ONLY company and I have to say we were glad to hear the news. After Ross Reels acquired the new ownership from a company called the Mayfly Group (who happens to also own Abel Fly Reels) it was decided that the right direction for Ross was to drop the line of imported rods and get back to their roots of building high quality USA made fly reels.  



Ross Animas
The Animas is named after the Animas River that flows through Southwest Colorado and conjoins the San Juan River in Northwest New Mexico. Some key features to note about the Animas is the machined aluminum reversed taper crank, tool-less easy right-to-left conversion and a time honored drag system taken from the indestructible CLA and remodeled with some high grade component upgrades.



Animas Specifications
Model Diameter Width Weight Rod wt Line
3/4 3.125" 0.97" 4.3 oz 3/4 WF3+75yds/20#
4/5 3.25" 0.97" 4.5 oz 4/5 WF4+100yds/20#
5/6 3.50" 1.01" 4.9 oz 5/6 WF5+150yds/20#
7/8 3.875" 1.09" 7.0 oz 7/8 WF8+200yds/20#
9/10 4.25" 1.17" 8.5 oz 9/10 WF9+250yds/30#
10/12 4.625" 1.19" 9.5 oz 10/12 WF12+275yds/30#

Ross Cimarron II
The Cimarron II replaces the aging CLA (Cimarron Large Arbor). The Cimarron II models the drag system from it's predecessor but sees some upgrades including some new composite  and stainless steel materials resulting in a much more powerful drag pressure while maintaining smooth startup inertia. In keeping with the CLA tradition the new Cimarron II offers high performance large arbor disc drag design in a lightweight economical USA built fly reel.


Cimarron Specifications
Model Diameter Width Weight Rod wt Line
3/4 3.125" 0.97" 4.77 oz 3/4 WF3+75yds/20#
4/5 3.25" 0.97" 4.85 oz 4/5 WF4+100yds/20#
5/6 3.50" 1.01" 5.11 oz 5/6 WF5+150yds/20#
7/8 3.875" 1.09" 6.82 oz 7/8 WF8+200yds/20#
9/10 4.25" 1.17" 7.54 oz 9/10 WF9+250yds/20#

Oh and the one of the best changes that happened at Ross Reels was the return of the double R logo! Sometimes you have to take a step back to see the correct path forward!

Ross is Back!




Just Wrong!


BassProGreg


Gorge Fly Shop Internet Sales Manager | Product Specialist



"Fly Fish the World with Us"


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