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Ross Evolution R Salt Reels

The 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.

Fishing in the salt is a grueling endeavor. The conditions are tough, and the sh 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 Rs 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 Rs 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.

  • 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
  • Industry leading power-to-weight ratio in a fully sealed system | Proprietary carbon fiber and stainless steel disc stack
  • All internal components are machined stainless steel, finished with a special coating for saltwater durability
  • Bolstered structural rigidity as well as increased backing capacity
  • Handle is 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 balance of hardness and color
  • Quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
  • ross_evolution_r_salt_sm2 Ross Evolution R Salt 7/8 Reel
    Diameter: 4.08"
    Arbor Width: 1.350"
    Weight: 7.51 oz.
    Capacity:WF7+235 | WF8+215

    Ross Evolution R Salt 7/8 Spool
    Arbor Width: 1.350"
    Capacity:WF7+235 | WF8+215

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    ross_evolution_r_salt_sm1 Ross Evolution R Salt 9/10 Reel
    Diameter: 4.43"
    Arbor Width: 1.420"
    Weight: 8 oz.
    Capacity:WF9+325 | WF10+275

    Ross Evolution R Salt 9/10 Spool
    Arbor Width: 1.420"
    Capacity:WF9+325 | WF10+275

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    ross_evolution_r_salt_sm2 Ross Evolution R Salt 11/12 Reel
    Diameter: 4.75"
    Arbor Width: 1.500"
    Weight: 8.85 oz.
    Capacity:30# WF11+300 | 30# WF12+250

    Ross Evolution R Salt 11/12 Spool
    Arbor Width: 1.500"
    Capacity:30# WF11+300 | 30# WF12+250