Ross CLA Fly Reels carry the name of one of Ross' oldest, and most popular series, however the CLA is a departure from the original Cimarron design. It incorporates Ross' newest generation drag mechanism that is incredibly smooth, heat resistant, and provides a level of stopping power not typically found in a moderately priced fly reel. The CLA sets the standard for what anglers should expect from an American made, high-quality, reasonably priced reel.
The mechanical operation of the CLA is consistent throughout the series, but improvements have been made to the CLA in sizes 4-7 to support their use when battling bigger fish. When comparing them to the smaller sized CLA reels, you will find that the size 4-7 reels have a larger drag knob, handle and spool cap, but most importantly, they have a stronger drag system. To ensure smooth performance with fast-running fish, these larger four sized have been equipped with oil impregnated bushings for spool rotation. The frame and spool have also been reinforced to eliminate flexing. With a wide range of sizes available, the CLA series is appropriate for any fishing application, including Spey.
The Ross CLA Fly Reels have the following features:
- Strong, smooth, and sensitive disc drag system
- Friction based Delrin drag material that is impervious to heat, compression, glazing, aging and crumbling
- Fully ventilated, perfectly balanced spool and frame
- Perfect ratio of spool width to arbor diameter that provides all the benefits of large arbor technology
- Pleasant incoming and outgoing click
- Seamless transition between line-in and drag engagement (no start-up friction)
- Available in Black and Grey Mist
The table below describes each of the Ross CLA Fly reels.
|CLA Fly Reel Specifications|
|#1||0.90"||3.00"||4.50||2 - 4 wt.||WF3+75|
|#1.5||0.90"||3.125"||4.64||3 - 5 wt.||WF4+100|
|#2||0.90"||3.25"||4.98||4 - 6 wt.||WF5+125|
|#3||1.00"||3.50"||5.55||5 - 7 wt.||WF6+175|
|#4||1.1"||3.75"||7.6||7 - 9 wt.||WF8+200|
|#5||1.2"||4.00"||8.1||8 - 10 wt.||WF9+250|
|#6||1.2"||4.25"||9.0||10 - 12 wt.||WF11+275|
|#7||1.25"||4.50"||9.7||11 -13 wt.||WF12+300|
These reels are designed for freshwater, warmwater or saltwater use. They are made in the USA and Ross unconditionally guarantees these reels against manufacturer's defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the reel. They come with a protective neoprene case with the Ross logo on it.