The Ross Colorado LT exemplifies what we think of for a click & pawl reel. The Ross Colorado LT has stunning looks with clean lines and a simple design that spares nothing in performance. There are zero extra parts that will tangle fly lines. The Colorado is a click and pawl reel with a factory set drag adjustment (no drag knob adjustment). Its streamline, featherweight frame design will pair nicely to most 2-5 wt rods. The Ross Colorado LT is so light, it will really compliment that ultra lightweight rod you plan to put it on. If you are looking for a classic drag with modern style, this is your reel.
Reel capacities for the Ross Colorado LT are based on floating lines and 20 lb. backing. For 30 lb. backing deduct approximately 20% from the stated capacity.
Here is what Ross has to say about their Colorado LT Reels:
Less is More.
Simplicity at its finest: when you are able to focus on everything except your equipment. The water moving around the rocks and in the riffles. The fish rising in front of you. The cast. The fly. That glorious take. This is what inspired us while designing the newest (and lightest) member of the Ross Reels family, the Colorado LT.
Harkening back to the Colorado™, our original click and pawl reel, the new Colorado LT retains the same ruggedness and the signature all-metal clicker of its older brother. However, that is where the similarities end as the Colorado LT is built with a new aesthetic and modern design evident in its large arbor and highly detailed porting.
Although it is the lightest reel in its class, you will not find any plastic here. A super-strong, fully machined aluminum frame and spool are paired with a handle machined from canvas phenolic rod - an industry first. This innovative material is found in the handles of high-end custom knives and also has the very useful property of increasing grip when wet.
Adding to its elegant simplicity, the Colorado LT boasts only 15 total parts, all designed, machined, and assembled in Montrose, Colorado USA. This heritage is reflected in the Colorado flag milled into the frame and the mountain silhouette found on the anodized aluminum clicker cover.
All of this thought and attention to detail was put into the Colorado LT so that you will have a simple, elegant reel to use on any fishing adventure. A reel that allows you to focus on your passion and your surroundings, wherever the river may take you.
FRAME/SPOOL MATERIAL: 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
MANUFACTURING SPECIFICATIONS: Fully machined from a solid one-piece frame and solid one-piece spool for maximum strength and rigidity
HANDLE MATERIAL: Machined canvas phenolic rod, resting on a 7075-T6 chromated aluminum post for increased grip and reduced weight, eliminating the need for a counter weight
DRAG MECHANISM: All metal click/pawl mechanism with a stainless steel pawl, gear, and spring.
SPOOL ROTATION, CONNECTION AND CONVERSION: Machined marine-grade bronze bushing which rotates on a stainless steel spindle with a quick release spool and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
FINISH: Type II anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color
FLY ROD COVERAGE: 0wt. - 5wt.
FISHING APPLICATION: Designed for use in all freshwater and warmwater fishing environments