The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Reels

Fly Reels Post any comments or questions regarding fly reels...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2007, 07:21 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 9
iwalton is on a distinguished road
Default Ross Reels International

I am thinking of buying one of Ross Reels basic models.
Can someone give me a clue regarding quality. Do they run true and do the spools have play on the spindle etc?
Also, where is the best place to get one from mail order.
I would mention I am in the UK.
Regards
iwalton
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2007, 05:49 PM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: Ross Reels International

Quote:
Originally Posted by iwalton View Post
I am thinking of buying one of Ross Reels basic models.
Can someone give me a clue regarding quality. Do they run true and do the spools have play on the spindle etc?
Also, where is the best place to get one from mail order.
I would mention I am in the UK.
Regards
iwalton
Hi iwalton, I have not ever owned a Ross Reel but I have looked at quite a few and they have good quality. It has a lot to do with how much you are paying and how you are going to use it. We are lucky to have some of the best reels ever made available to use today. Computer controlled machines have greatly improved the quality of todays reels.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2007, 01:14 PM
BigCliff's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 4,313
BigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant future
Default Re: Ross Reels International

The "International" versions put out by Ross are made overseas, (not in the USA, unlike their other reels) hence the name. When Ross first began this effort, the int'l reels were made by the same reel company based in the UK that made the Orvis branded reels for so many years. If I recall correctly, that operation has since moved to China. The products they offer seem to be of near if not equal quality to those formerly made in the UK, (no offense intended) but there now seems to be a bit more variety of both features and appearance. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Though I have not fished or owned one of the Ross International reels, what I know about Ross is that they would not put their name, in any form, on a **** product.
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2007, 04:21 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2
Nate is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Ross Reels International

Hey I am pretty new to the site but have a lot of exp. with Ross Reels, from the Fly Cast to the Evolution. As you know the new models are all large arbor but yes the less expensive models are the same "Ross" quality. I used the Flywater reel for several years before upgrading to the Evolution on all 3 of my rods.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2007, 04:24 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 9
iwalton is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Ross Reels International

Hi Nate,
Yes I like the look of the new reels. The ones I can afford are not availble in the UK. So I enquired about buying one from the US but I was quoted £35 postage so I am thinking about it.
Regards
iwalton
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2007, 08:43 PM
Colorado Cajun's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 240
Colorado Cajun is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Ross Reels International

I have the Evolution on my 5wt. It is a high quality reel with a smoooth drag, that is until it gets wet in freezing weather. They have the little plastic pieces on the spool that engage for the drag. When they get wet in freezing weather, they don't move and then you got problems. Would I pay $280 for another one? Nope!
__________________
Mitch

Give a man a fish, he will have dinner. Teach a man to fish and he will be late for dinner. Quote by Someone. *L*
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2007, 10:50 AM
tie one on's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 392
tie one on will become famous soon enoughtie one on will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Ross Reels International

I own two Ross reels & love them. They have never
failed to perform for me. ( I have a Cimmaron CLA 1.5
on my 4wt Sage FLi & a Cimmaron on my 5wt Scott )

I might suggest one route would be to look at the Full
Creel website which is the fly shop of the administrator
of this site. Steve maybe able to help you. Secondly,
you may try Cabelas website. Both maybe able to set
you up with a Ross reel of your choice.

I was in th UK this time last year & found a real nice
Shimano fly reel that I considered for my 4wt, but could
not get it here in the states.

Like some of the other comments Ross are great reels,

Tie One On
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to fly fishing, but having a blast kmagnuss Warmwater Fly Fishing 3 05-16-2007 09:41 PM
casting for somewhat newbs martinfly94 The Fly Cast 1 05-04-2006 11:35 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.