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After more than two years of design, development and testing, we are pleased to introduce the F1TM - a large arbor series that is destined to revolutionize modern fly reel design. The F1 is a complete departure from conventional thinking and incorporates the most innovative features found in any fly reel. Inspired by Formula 1 race car brake systems, the F1 is an integration of carbon fiber and stainless steel; utilizing eight independent contact points to produce the smoothest and most dependable drag system on the market today.
Two square inches of carbon fiber drag surface results in unsurpassed stopping power and heat dissipation. The spool fits on a carbon fiber stabilizer with two fully sealed stainless steel ball bearings that provide precision fit and smooth rotation. The F1 employs a Ross original clutch bearing that is fully sealed and enables retrieve conversion without removing the bearing- an industry first! The extensive use of carbon fiber in the drag system, spool stabilizer, handle and spool release produce system strength and rigidity, while at the same time reducing overall weight. Ten separate o-rings completely seal the system, making it totally impervious to the drag-changing effects of water.
The F1 employs a constant-torque drag knob with a 56:1 mechanical advantage; resulting in uniform drag knob rotation and infinite drag adjustment.
Frame/Spool Material 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
Manufacturing Specifications Fully machined, 1 piece frame, 1 piece spool - manufactured on automated CNC machining centers
Drag Material Carbon fiber and Stainless Steel - space-age synthetic that is durable, heat resistant and maintenance free
Drag Mechanism Carbon fiber and stainless steel interface - 8-point friction system with reversible clutch bearing engagement and seamless transition between line-in and drag engagement (no start-up friction)
Spool Rotation, Connection and Conversion Stainless steel spindle rotating inside of fully sealed, stainless steel ball bearings, quick release locking spool, easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
Finish Anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color
Fly Rod Coverage 2wt. - 12wt.
Fishing Application Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater and saltwater fishing environments
Available Colors Black, Nickel Silver
FRA's Review of the Ross F1 Fly Reel:
"The F1 has already made its mark on anglers in the short time it has been released. It has become the standard reel for most bonefish and permit rigs. Trout anglers who throw streamers and are looking for a reel that will balance on the new ultralight fast action rods have found a perfect match. With the introduction of the new size 5 reel steelheader's and tarpon anglers are placing orders to get the lightest and toughest reel on the market." ~FRA
|Reel Model||Width (spool)||Diameter||Weight (oz.)||Line Weight||Capacity||Color||Price|
|1.05"||3.00"||5.2 oz.||2-4wt.||WF3 30||Black, Nickel Silver||
|1.10"||3.15"||5.4 oz.||3-5 wt.||WF4 65||Black, Nickel Silver||
|1.10"||3.35"||5.6 oz.||4-6wt.||WF5 75||Black, Nickel Silver||