Ross Reels

Ross Reels Colorado fly reel

Sale price Price $375.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

When we opened our fly shop in 1997, we had Ross Reels...  we were the only game in town and it was awesome.  As the fly fishing boom pressed on, Ross changed their look and their style, and we did not like the way they looked with our rods, so we stopped selling them.  Recently however, Ross Reels (no affiliation with JP Ross other than name) is under new management and JP has close connections with upper management at the firm.  The new Colorado is perfect for our rods, and we are so proud to have them back. 

The Colorado LT set the bar for lightweight click pawl reels. The new Colorado takes it to the next level.

This thoroughly updated design brings a beautiful aesthetic defined by aerodynamic shapes and surfaces. The look of this reel is different from anything on the market today. A novel, all-metal external clicker accentuates the back of the reel, complete with a machined silhouette of our local San Juan Mountains and a classic click-pawl sound. The spool is even more open than its predecessor, making the face of the reel appear spacious and clean, with the beveled large arbor showing off the backing and line just as well as it picks it up.

The semi-caged frame adds unmatched strength and rigidity, but with only a minimal weight gain - just enough to balance out a wider range of lightweight rods. The industry-first bushing is fully machined from Vesconite - a material specifically designed to be used in the toughest marine bearing applications, guaranteeing a lifetime of flawless operation.

Classic sound and feel meets modern strength and design to make the Colorado a functional piece of art - both on and off the water. With every angle and material carefully analyzed and considered, the new Colorado is designed to be fished from small streams to big rivers and everything in between.

  • 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




starts at 3.2oz



6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy designed for Ross Reels



Fully machined from a solid one-piece frame and solid one-piece spool for maximum strength and rigidity



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



All metal click/pawl mechanism with a stainless steel pawl, gear, and spring.



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



Type II anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color



0wt. - 5wt.



Designed for use in all freshwater and warmwater fishing environments



Matte Black or Platinum