Originally Posted by jaybo41
I've not had any issues with the EVO LT that I couldn't deal with in the field. I think I've had some grit in it and just gave it a quick rinse in the stream and blew out the water. Maybe not ideal but it worked on the water. Then gave it a good wipe down when I get back to home or camp and I'm good to go.
Thanks Jaybo! I decided the Ross Flyrise was just a little cheaper reel/s than what I wanted. The shop I bought them from allowed me to exchange the two reels and upgrade to a Lamson Konic II 1.5 for my 4wt rod and a Lamson Guru 2 for my 5 wt rod. Both on the Lamsons have sealed drags, larger arbors and a better build (I think) without adding to the weight.
I appreciate your input!