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The Evolution R is the culmination of our engineers’ and machinists’ artistic and technical prowess. It features a fully sealed carbon fiber drag with an industry-best power-to-weight ratio. Encased in a super lightweight frame, all models are less than 4.5oz. The innovative shape of the ultra-large arbor spool is engineered to force the even winding of the line across the face of the spool as it is retrieved - something never before seen in a fly reel.

 

Like no other.

Machining a fly reel is as much art as it is skill. Just as a perfect loop flying over the water is a thing of beauty crafted by the caster, the Evolution R is the culmination of our engineers’ and machinists’ artistic and technical prowess.

 

The Evolution R is not only lightweight, but also incredibly rigid and durable, with a unique geometry that is as functional as it is stylish. The innovative shape of the ultra-large arbor spool is engineered to force the even winding of the line across the face of the spool as it is retrieved - something never before seen in a fly reel.

 

The new drag design is also an industry first:  a fully sealed, bonded proprietary carbon fluoropolymer and stainless steel interface that delivers smooth power in a lightweight, compact package. Start up inertia is virtually non-existent to protect the most delicate of tippet. The Evolution R’s extremely wide range of brake adjustment also manages to produce some of the highest drag pressure found in a fly reel. 

 

This all is controlled by a subtle yet striking, frame-integrated drag knob that blends perfectly into the form of the reel. Its solid grip allows for easy manipulation of settings - even while wearing gloves. Couple this with the canvas phenolic handle, first introduced by Ross Reels, the on-the-water functionality of the Evolution R is second to none.

 

  • ULTRALIGHT WEIGHT

All models less than 4.5 oz  and fully machined from 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy

  •  SEALED DRAG

Industry leading power-to-weight ratio in a fully sealed system | Proprietary carbon fiber and stainless steel disc stack

  • STAINLESS STEEL INTERNALS

All internal components are machined stainless steel

  •  CUSTOM HANDLE MATERIAL

Fully machined canvas phenolic rod, resting on a 7075-T6 chromated aluminum post yields reduced weight and increased grip when wet 

  • FINISH

Type II anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color 

  • CONNECTION AND CONVERSION

Quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion 

  • FLY LINE COVERAGE

3wt. - 8wt.

  • FISHING APPLICATION

Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater, and saltwater fishing environments

  • AVAILABLE COLORS

Matte Black and Platinum

  • LIFETIME WARRANTY

 

SIZE

ARBOR WIDTH

DIAMETER

WEIGHT

LINE WEIGHT

CAPACITY

SUGG RETAIL

Matte Black

3 | 4

0.975"

3.425"

4.34 oz.

3-4wt. 

WF3+90

$455.00

4 | 5

0.975"

3.525"

4.40 oz.

4-5wt.

WF4+95

$465.00

5 | 6

0.975"

3.775"

4.41 oz.

5-6wt.

WF5+110

$475.00

7 | 8

0.975" 4.025" 4.48 oz. 7-8wt. WF8+160 $495.00

Platinum

3 | 4

0.975"

3.425"

4.34 oz.

3-4wt. 

WF3+90

$455.00

4 | 5

0.975"

3.525"

4.40 oz.

4-5wt.

WF4+95

$465.00

5 | 6

0.975"

3.775"

4.41 oz.

5-6wt.

WF5+110

$475.00

7 | 8

0.975" 4.025" 4.48 oz. 7-8wt. WF8+160 $495.00