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Ross FlyStart Reels

The Flystart is a hybrid large arbor fly reel that is inexpensive, yet built with the same commitment to quality and performance as all Ross reels. The drag system is Ross designed to be smooth, consistent and have a wide range of adjustment. Fly fishing is a sport that everyone can enjoy, but for many people, the price of fly tackle is often a barrier to participation. The Ross team was committed to producing an introductory priced fly reel that would perform to the expectations of even the most experienced angler, and the Flystart series perfectly meets this goal. You will be amazed with its quality in manufacturing tolerance, performance and sound. The Flystart is a great fly reel for first-time fly fishing participants that demand quality but do not want to spend a fortune gearing up to fish.

Features of the FlyStart
  • Manufactured out of 6061 - T6 aircraft quality aluminum
  • Self-lubricating, synthetic drag system that is virtually maintenance free
  • Electrostatically coated for the perfect balance of hardness and color
  • Seamless transition between line-in and drag engagement (no start-up friction)
  • Quick release locking spool
  • Easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
  • Exposed spool rim for palming



    Frame/Spool Material: High quality aluminum alloy
    Manufacturing Specifications: Pressure-fed cast aluminum, 1 piece frame, 2 piece assembled spool, machine finished
    Drag Material: Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon space-age polymer that is durable, heat resistant, self-lubricating and maintenance free
    Drag Mechanism: Delrin 500AF to anodized aluminum interface conical friction drag system with triple redundancy radial pawl engagement and seamless transition between line-in and drag engagement (no start-up friction)
    Spool Rotation, Connection and Conversion: Oil impregnated bronze bushing rotating on a stainless steel spindle, quick release locking spool, easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
    Finish: Electrostatically coated with proprietary aerospace grade polyurethane (AGP) for the perfect balance of hardness and color
    Fly Rod Coverage: 2 wt. - 9 wt.
    Fishing Application: Designed for use in all freshwater and warmwater fishing environments
    Available Colors Black and Granite Grey