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    I'm considering purchasing the Ross Vexsis reel which is a new reel this year for Ross. Has anyone out there used this reel and how do they like it? From what I've read it has some pretty neat features on it, but since it is so new I cannot find any reviews on it. Thanks for your help. I'll be using it for Steelhead fishing.

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    Thanks Blue Dun - I just read that review the other night and the one thing that they mention is that one must keep the reel very clean meaning it is not a reel that can take alot of grit in it which is something most reels can't take. I'm just a little worried about moisture freezing in it. I had this problem with a Orvis mid arbor - the drag just freewheeled. No adjustment. I was wondering if anyone out there had any experience with this reel. Thanks again buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steely34 View Post
    I'm just a little worried about moisture freezing in it. I had this problem with a Orvis mid arbor - the drag just freewheeled. No adjustment. I was wondering if anyone out there had any experience with this reel.
    I have not had any experience with it, but I also looked into buying one. The spool release is pretty cool - really easy and quick to change spools. I thought that when I looked at it that the drag was sealed. The website; however, does not specifically state that it is sealed so I may be wrong about that. If it is actually sealed, then it shouldn't freeze up and freewheel on you. Again, maybe someone else could clarify if the drag is actually sealed.

    Also, here is another link to info on the Vexsis. Not really a "review," but still interesting.

    The Trout Addiction: Ross Reels-(NEW)Vexsis Vs. (OLD)Evolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDun View Post
    Also, here is another link to info on the Vexsis. Not really a "review," but still interesting.

    The Trout Addiction: Ross Reels-(NEW)Vexsis Vs. (OLD)Evolution
    That darned weight problem again! Maybe Ross should get back to the basics and stop trying to cram so many do-dads and so much hi-tech stuff into their new reels.
    Gimme a simple, light weight click 'n pawl that is U.S. made and somewhat affordable and I'm sold.

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    Hi Jackster,
    If they didn't discontinue products, and offer something new, we'd have to
    keep the old reels forever . Marketing.... This sort of marketing B.S.
    is used in all industries. Sometimes these improvements really do make life
    better, but it only stands to reason that they need to keep selling in order
    to stay in business.

    The bicycle industry is no different. Every year it's something new, and the
    previous year's components are discontinued. They also try to make systems
    incompatible, forcing you to buy into the new system entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB2 View Post

    The bicycle industry is no different. Every year it's something new, and the
    previous year's components are discontinued. They also try to make systems
    incompatible, forcing you to buy into the new system entirely.
    Sure is. SRAM is even working up a new 10 speed MTB cog set up to try to make 9sp obsolete. Then there's bottom bracket standards, tapered steer tube forks, and lots more. Don't even get me started on 650B, its just silly.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    Sure is. SRAM is even working up a new 10 speed MTB cog set up to try to make 9sp obsolete. Then there's bottom bracket standards, tapered steer tube forks, and lots more. Don't even get me started on 650B, its just silly.
    or Campy 11 speed, Shimano and Campy electronic stuff and more.
    I just want someone to make an efficient system without a chain!

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    I got this reel for Christmas and fished in 20 degree weather this spring with no problems, not positive if the drag is sealed though

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    The ross vexis is basically a heavier evolution with a little bit more heavy duty drag.

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