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Evolution R Salt Fly Reel
- Fly reel ideal for bigger game in saltwater
- Machined in the USA from aluminum alloy
- Sealed drag for better power-to-weight ratio
- Larger arbor for more efficient line management
- Easy right to left hand retrieve conversion
- Anodized finish stands up to salt water
- Item #RSS000O
- [external] 6061-T6 aluminum alloy [internal] stainless steel
- Drag System
- 16-disc sealed
- [7/8] 4.08in, [9/10] 4.43in, [11/12] 4.75in
- Fly Line Weight
- 7-8, 9-10, 11-12
- Left and Right Handed Operation
- Claimed Weight
-  8oz
- Recommended Use
- freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, stillwater fishing
- Manufacturer Warranty
What do you think about this product?
January 20, 2021
I don't even want to use this it looks so good. Really easy to use and some of the best drag I ever seen. Mostly used for fishing large browns, but wanted to have something I could use for saltwater trips as well. Definitely recommend this reel.
July 18, 2019
Best saltwater reel
- I've put it through the wringer
Smooth powerful drag and so easy to adjust! Great looking, light, and excellent backing capacity. I have used most top end saltwater reels this is my new favorite.
October 8, 2018
Love this reel!
- I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
First off, it's gorgeous! So smooth. Super easy to adjust, drag on the fly and retrieves line very quickly. I put my biggest fish to date in the net with it no problem!
October 14, 2017
Beautiful Pike/Bass/Redfish Reel
- I've used it several times
The Evolution R is one of the best designed and beautiful trout reels on the market. The Evolution R Salt is similarly a work of art but when you are chasing big game likely to send line screaming off the reel, adjusting the drag in real time can be a tricky affair so make sure you don't get your finger tips caught against the spinning inside reel. For fast moving fish like tarpon, false albacore, tuna, bonefish, etc. I would stick with a reel with a sealed panel or a drag adjustment bumped back further from the inside reel to make fast adjustments on drag. For bigger fresh water fish like pike, muskie, bass and slower moving salt water fish like stripers or redfish, this is still one of the best and elegantly designed reels on the market.
July 18, 2019
I have caught everything in your second paragraph except tuna and can say from experience there is no way I could stick my finger all the way through the back of the reel while adjusting the drag. There are no moving parts on the back side of the spool. Only the Able reel has more drag than the Ross reel. This is the best saltwater reel I have ever used.