Ross Canyon Big Game Fly Reels
35% Off Ross Canyon Big Game Fly Reels! Regular $485.00, now $315.00. Only one size 6 black reel left in stock.
After years of intensive research and development, Ross arrived at a design that has proven to be one of the finest saltwater reels ever produced.
The Canyon Big Game reel features a space-age polymer composite drag material that consistently outperforms every other material tested. In both static (dead lift) and dynamic (full-drag rotation) testing, the Ross drag system outperformed the drag materials in every competitive reel tested by a minimum of 25%.
The drag system in Canyon Big Game series is smoother and more consistent than the conventional cork drag systems tested. Heavy drag loads, extreme cold, extreme heat and submersion in water all degraded the drag performance and drag consistency of the cork drag systems. The Canyon Big Game series experiences no loss in performance when exposed to the same challenging elements. This incredible success is the result of a revolutionary drag system that is totally corrosion resistant, uses no springs that are easily lost or rusted and has quadruple redundancy. This redundancy provides three backup systems within the drag to ensure dependability under the most demanding fishing conditions.
The Canyon Big Game series has over six square inches of effective drag surface - more drag area than any competitive reel. Set at maximum drag, the Canyon accomplished a dead lift weight of 13.5 pounds - three times the effective drag of every cork drag reel tested.
A reel is only as good as its drag, and when it comes to blistering hot runs from heavyweight fish, a reel must be built to take serious abuse. When tested against a cork drag reel, the Canyon excelled at heat dissipation. In fact, following a heavy load speed test with both reels, the cork drag system generated heat that could be felt through the spool before any noticeable heat could be measured through the Canyon Big Game's frame.
Saltwater reels are exposed to some of the harshest elements known to man. Keeping any fly reel free of salt and debris in surfcasting or flats wading conditions is an impossible task. In the Canyon Ross developed a system that can easily be restored to 100% performance following contamination. Simply removing the frame from the spool and vigorously rinsing the two pieces in water will return the Canyon Big Game to full working condition. The cork drag reels require more extensive cleaning and service after being exposed to these conditions.
Ross has designed a spool release system that combines the best features of locking and quick release spools. The system is absolutely secure, eliminating any worries about the spool separating from the frame when exposed to heavy stress. However, unlike many big game reels on the market today, the spool can be quickly removed from the frame to facilitate line changing, freshwater flushing, retrieve conversion, etc.
Features of the Canyon Big Game
Additional specifications are provided in the table below.
- Strong, smooth, and sensitive disc drag system with over 6 square inches of effective drag surface, resulting in 13.5 pounds of dead lift weight
- Skillfully machined 6061 - T6 aircraft quality aluminum spool and frame that provides perfect balance, appropriate line ventilation and dynamic cosmetics
- Three backup systems to ensure dependability under the most demanding fishing conditions
- Titanium drag components and the elimination of vulnerable fasteners and springs typically found in saltwater reels
- Self-lubricating oil impregnated bronze bushings for ultra-smooth rotation
- Lightweight design - weighs 10% less than many top-selling brands
- Water shedding grooves on palming rim
- Large, easily adjusted drag knob
- Large, ergonomic handle
|Ross Canyon Fly Reel Specifications
||7 - 9 Wt.
||8 - 10 Wt.
||10 - 12 Wt.
||11 - 13 Wt.
||13 - 15 Wt.
All capacity numbers are in yards. Line capacities are based on floating fly lines and 30 pound backing (except the model 4, which is based on 20 pound backing). All numbers are conservative. Capacities will vary according to the specific lengths and diameters of different line manufacturer's products
The Ross Canyon reels are available in five sizes, and in either traditional black or champagne gold color. Currently we stock this reel in sizes 4, 5 and 6 in black, but the other sizes and colors can be shipped usually within five business days. We also stock the spare spools for these reels.
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These reels are designed for freshwater, warmwater, saltwater or spey 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.
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