Availability: In stock
Delivery time: Ships in 1-2 days

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 Ross Reel 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 proprietary 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, frame-integrated 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.



  • Ultra-Light Weight - All models less than 5.2 oz and fully machined from 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
  • 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
  • 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 & Conversion - Quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion


3-4 4.64 oz. WF3F  100 yds 20#
WF4F  85 yds 20#
4-5 4.82 oz. WF4F  100 yds 20#
WF5F  75 yds 20#
5-6 5.03 oz. WF5F  115 yds 20#
WF6F  90 yds 20#
7-8 5.18 oz. WF7F  180 yds 20#
WF8F  150 yds 20#


0 stars based on 0 reviews
By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies. These cookies help us understand how customers arrive at and use our site and help us make improvements. Hide this message More on cookies »