Ross Evolution R Salt

Ross Evolution R Salt

The original Evolution R has a braking system derived from 7 stacked stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer disks. What's better than a little cowbell in a great song? How about more cowbell? The new Evolution R Salt has a 16-disk drag system that produces nearly 30 pounds of drag. The large frame-integrated drag knob makes it easy to turn up the volume. Instead of one counterbalance, the Salt R has two smaller offset counterbalances to reduce vibrations when line is being ripped from the reel, and a reel handle machined from canvas phenolic rod. It comes in diameters of 4.08", 4.43", and 4.75" to suit 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12 fly lines, $600. rossreels.com

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Along the tangled shoreline of Brazil's Rio Marié you need a reel that has the power to stop fish before they are snared by submerged lumber and other structure. The Evolution R Salt has the drag to stop anything in the jungle including fish like this Chichla temensis, and the large frame-integrated drag knob lets you add immense pressure even with sweaty, slippery fingers.

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