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Trouts Gear Guide // Ross Reels Colorado Fly Reel

Ivan Orsic / Aug 29, 2021

It is no secret that Ross Reels has continually pushed the envelope when it comes to fly reels over the years. Their products and the craftsmanship of their products never stops amazing me. And, their Ross Colorado fly reel is no different.

Along with 3wt rods and alpine pursuits, click-and-paw reels have seen an uptick in popularity over the years. And, to this day, the Ross Colorado still finds itself ahead of the pack and, for good reason. The Ross Colorado fly reel is, lightweight (a tad heavier than the previous Colorado LT), high-quality and, offers some incredible visual appeal - my personal favorite is Matte Black.

Taking a deeper dive into the Ross Colorado, we can see that the Reel is fully machined out of 6061 T6 Aluminium, and because of this, we get a more airy reel with a moderately sized arbor that allows for the anglers to get a bit creative with their backing choices. When it comes to Click and Paw Reels, many traditional anglers hold a special place in their heart for them. The sound, the look, the feel all of this is a call back to a more pure time in fly fishing. The designers behind the Ross Colorado were able to capture that historical essence of a click-and-paw fly reel while adding in modern strength and aesthetics to ensure maximum performance every time you take it out on the water.

Let Us Go Over Some of The Specs:

New semi-caged frame provides unprecedented strength in a lightweight package

Vesconite bushing for a uniquely smooth feel

Unidirectional click-pawl drag

Crisp, audible sound

Canvas micarta handle enhances grip when wet

Large arbor for fast retrieval and reduced line memory

Available in sizes 2/3 and 4/5

At the end of the day, Ross is known for producing high-quality reels for the dedicated angler. And, when it comes to their Ross Colorado fly reel, they have hit that mark once again. If you find yourself in the market for another fly reel or if you are finally ready to purchase a high-end fly reel, it is impossible to go wrong with the Ross Colorado. This reel is truly different from anything you've ever held or fished and, it is truly in a class all by itself. The Ross Colorado deserves a rightful home nestled against your favorite trout rod. From start to finish this fly reel was expertly crafted by the best in the business and, it shows when you hold one in your hand. It truly does not matter if you are a newcomer to the sport or a seasoned angler the Ross Colorado is waiting patiently for anyone willing to put it through its paces.

Ross Reels Colorado Fly Reel

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Ross Reels Colorado Fly Reel
Ross Reels Colorado Fly Reel

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