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Ross Animas S Reels

Even though fly reels are becoming lighter and lighter, there is a portion of the fly fishing community that requires something a bit more robust to better balance their longer rods. The Animas S has been designed to that end with the Spey, Switch, and Saltwater fishermen in mind. It is machined with a solid, one piece large-arbor spool devoid of porting, and a matching frame with a minimal amount of porting. This adds mass to the overall reel, allowing for proper balance when paired with a variety of two-handed rods. The Animas S is based on the proven Animas platform, and shares all the same internal componentry as well as the color-accented fully-machined aluminum handle, drag knob, and spool release. The newly-improved drag delivers two times the pressure of the previous Animas, giving its Teflon-impregnated, saltwater-safe Delrin disc system the strength and smoothness that big water anglers are looking for.


Available in Stealth Black (with Bronze hardware)

ross_animas_S_spool Ross Animas S 7/8 - Spare Spool
Capacity: WF8 + 200yd - 20#
Spey Lines: WF8/9/10+ 175yd - 20#
Skagit Lines: 450gr + 175yd 20#

ross_animas_S_spool Ross Animas S 9/10 - Spare Spool
Capacity: WF9 + 250yd - 20#
Spey Lines: WF8/9/10+ 175yd - 20#
Skagit Lines: 525gr + 175yd 20#

ross_animas_S_spool Ross Animas S 11/12 - Spare Spool
Capacity: WF12 + 275yd - 20#
Spey Lines: WF10/11/12 275yd - 20#
Skagit Lines: 600gr + 175yd 20#


SOLID SPOOL / MINIMALLY PORTED FRAME: Fully machined spool and frame have fewer porting holes to add mass to the reel while also increasing overall rigidity
QUICK RELEASE LOCKING SPOOL Fully machined for increased strength and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
PROPRIETARY DRAG SYSTEM Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon - a space-age polymer that is durable, heat resistant, self-lubricating, and maintenance-free
ALUMINUM HANDLE Fully machined, oversized aluminum handle with double helix grooves and reverse taper for increased control and grip
LARGE ARBORFor fast line retrieval and reduced line memory