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Default Ross F1

I'm thinking about buying one. Any opinons on it would be appreciated. It will be used on a Z-Axis 9ft., 6wt.

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I don't think you can go wrong with a Ross, especially on the higher end. I have my Z paired with an Evo LT and am very pleased.
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You asked for opinions and my opinion is that Ross is going the wrong way with weight. Most good rod manufacturers are making them as lightweight as possible yet Ross reels seem more content on adding a chunk of carbon fiber you can admire while adding weight with each new reel.
Take your rod to a fly shop and try a number of reels on it including the F1. You might find that you prefer an all around light weight rig.
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Default Re: Ross F1

i would try a lamson/waterworks reel such as the litespeed or force

The Waterworks Lamson

i own a few lamsons and really like them.
super light, incredible drag and tough as nails


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There is no fly shop anyplace near me to try a reel; and, I really prefer to buy made in U.S.A. when possible.
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Default Re: Ross F1

I don't think you could go wrong buying the F1, the drag on it is awesome.

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Is a strong drag required for your fishing? The selling point of the reel is a drag inspired from Formula One brakes.

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Default Re: Ross F1

Really, at this price point ($500+) there had better not be anything to complain about. I've heard the drag will stop Great White in a rip-tide! Sorry, no personal knowledge, but I'm sure they work fine, and the company stands behind their reels if anything goes wrong.
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Well it sounds like a winner anyway. Now to find one in a size 3 in black.
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Does anyone care to reccommend a shop that sells this reel? Ross F1 in blackm size 3?
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