Montrose Colorado is over 1700 miles from the 239, and there isn't a damn palm tree or tarpon to be seen on those snow capped mountains. However, the good folks of Ross and Abel reels have clearly been filling their tanning beds with sand and margaritas while designing their saltwater reels. It goes without saying that Abel makes arguably the finest fly reels on the market. If you've never picked one up and felt one in your hand, it's something you should experience. The quality and craftsmanship is second to none, and the finish is more akin to a Rolls Royce than a fishing reel. With their SDS (sealed drag salt) and Super Series (cork drag) reels, you have the option of new tech verse old school in the same "OMG, this thing should come with its own branded umbrella and butler" finish. Simply put, they're luxury fly reels that will become family heirlooms.
Let's talk about Abels little brother, Ross Reels. Ross has been making quality fly reels for over 45 years. Ross and Abel are now both made in the same factory where they share the same great flawless machining, drag tech, and customer service. When customers walk into our shop looking to purchase a fly reel, Im always a little shocked Ross isn't on their radar ...unless they're visiting from out west. The Drag on the Ross Evolution R Salt is the same damn drag that on the Abel SDS, the only difference between the two is frame design and lack of comma in the Ross price tag. The fit and finish of the Evo R salt is absolutely gorgeous and boast a very innovative and function drag knob. Their Animas 7/8 is a phenomenal reel for a 6 or 7 weight back water setup. Simply put, if you're looking for a fly reel thats truly the creme de la creme at a competitive sticker price, you should strongly consider taking a Ross for a test drive.
If theres any specific questions you may have, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at 2399083513 to speak to a real life human fly fisherman.