After more than two years of development and testing, and two more in the hands of the fishing public, the Ross™ F1™ has revolutionized modern fly reel design. A complete departure from conventional thinking, it also incorporates the most innovative features found in any fly reel. The drag system utilizes eight independent contact points to produce the smoothest and most dependable design 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 Ross™ F1™ employs a Ross original clutch bearing that is fully sealed and enables easy 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 elements. The constant-torque drag knob employs a 56:1 mechanical advantage; resulting in uniform drag knob rotation and infinite drag adjustment.
Features and Specs
6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
Fully machined 1 piece frame and 1 piece spool
Stainless Steel and Carbon Fiber – space-age synthetic that is durable, heat resistant, and maintenance free
8-point friction system with reversible clutch bearing engagement, and seamless transition between line-in and drag engagement, resulting in virtually no start-up intertia
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
Type II Anodized for the perfect balance of hardness and color
FLY LINE COVERAGE
2wt. – 12wt.
Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater and saltwater fishing environments
Black, Nickel Silver