Ross Animas Reels

Ross Reels


The new and improved Ross Animas fly reels offer the smooth operation and flawless performance Ross is known for.  Ross Animas reels are lightweight but strong.  Their full machined aluminum construction with anodized finishes makes the Ross Animas well suited for freshwater or saltwater conditions.  The drag system utilizes a composite disc drag and stainless steel.  The drag is adjusted with a large drag knob and is butter smooth with a very low startup inertia, yet has the power for saltwater action.  The spool's large arbor design picks up line fast and minimizes line memory.  The new handle material, which Ross calls a machined canvas phenolic handle, actually gets tackier when wet for maximum grip.  Overall, the Animas is an impressive reel all the way around and is a solid value for the price.

Ross Animas reels are very easy to convert from left to right-hand retrieve.  Each reel comes with a protective neoprene case and Ross's lifetime warranty for the original owner.

Here is what Ross has to say about their Animas Reels:

The 2019 Animas takes the time-proven features that made the original Animas a guide favorite and incorporates new machined features that bring it into the modern era of Ross.

A fully-redesigned frame and spool are highlights of the new Animas. The spool shows off the cutting-edge manufacturing techniques Ross Reels has developed, delivering a design that is incredibly strong and visually stunning. The Animas also re-joins the family by incorporating an ultra-light canvas phenolic handle which gets tackier when wet. A new trouble-free spool release yields zero-maintenance performance, allowing the Animas to be ready for any fresh or saltwater excursion. 

The frame is accented by a machined silhouette of the Colorado mountains in Ross Reels’ backyard. Its uniquely ported design and structural profile are eye-catching industry firsts. The two-tone drag knob sports an updated aesthetic with a lower profile and increased grip. An improved composite drag system delivers more power in an established Ross design used and loved by more than 80,000 fly anglers the world over.

  • Fully redesigned frame and spool geometry
  • Bell-shaped, ultra-large arbor
  • Intricately machined details
  • Reduced weight and increased strength
  • Machined canvas phenolic handle
  • Two-tone aluminum accents
  • Maintenance-free spool release
  • Improved drag with composite-disc drag with stainless steel interface
  • Time proven design
  • Ross limited lifetime warranty
  • 4/5

    Spool Width
    4.1 oz.
    Line Size
    4-5 wt
    *Capacity YDS
  • 5/6

    Spool Width
    4.43 oz.
    Line Size
    5-6 wt
    *Capacity YDS
  • 7/8

    Spool Width
    4.74 oz.
    Line Size
    7-8 wt

*Capacities are based on weight-forward floating lines and 20 lb. backing.