Ross Reels Evolution LTX Fly Reel

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Ross Reels Evolution LTX Fly Reel
SKU 1271-1271-RossEvolutionLTXReel-P


The Ross Reels Evolution series defined the modern trout reel.

Now meet the award-winning Evolution LTX: the perfect combination of original Evolution LT feel and Evolution R performance. The ultra-smooth drag found in the Evolution LT has a long and revered history, but our engineering team took this design to the next level. The drag debuting with the LTX is over four times stronger than its predecessors', while retaining the sound and feel that helped make the Evolution an icon.

This allows it to perform not only as a perfect trout reel, but also has the power to take on saltwater game fish like Redfish, Bonefish, and Snook. The large arbor spool includes an innovative line channel for cleanly hiding arbor knots when winding on backing. The Ross Reels signature bell-shaped arbor design also adds strength, while helping to self-level the fly line across the face of the spool as it is retrieved.

The LTX also incorporates a handle machined from canvas phenolic rod (another Ross Reels innovation), which reduces weight, adds durability, and increases grip when wet. These improvements make the LTX a true light saltwater contender, perfectly at home on the flats as on the shores of a western river.

These meticulously designed features of the LTX converge in a lightweight package, redefining the trout reel for another generation.

Features Include:
  • Fully machined components
  • Machined canvas phenolic handle reduces weight and adds grip
  • Frame / Spool made from a 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy specifically engineered for Reels Ross Reels.
  • Oil impregnated bronze bushing rotating on a stainless steel spindle
  • Based on the stacked-disc system found in the Evolution R, creating extreme pressure in a small package
  • Creates four times the drag strength of the Evolution LT
  • Hard anodized for the perfect balance of durabilty and color
Model Overview

Model Overview

SIZE 3 | 4 4 | 5 5 | 6 7 | 8
WIDTH 0.97 in 0.97 in 1.08 in 1.10 in
DIAMETER 3.42 in 3.48 in 3.83 in 4.03 in
WEIGHT 4.20 oz 4.29 oz 4.65 oz. 4.91 oz.
LINE WEIGHT 3-4 wt 4-5 wt 5-6 wt 7-8 wt
CAPACITY WF3 + 65 20 lb
WF4 + 55 20 lb
WF4 + 90 20 lb
WF5 + 75 20 lb
WF5 + 115 20 lb
WF6 + 90 20 lb
WF7 + 175 20 lb
WF8 + 155 20 lb

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Evolution LTX 4/5

    Posted by Ac fishing on Aug 18th 2021

    Smooth drag with low start up pressure/ inertia to protect light tippets. Large drag range, great line pick up due to large arbor design and ultra light weight with thin frame so don’t fall on this reel. Balances well with 4 wt 8’8” G series and G2 or Hardy 4 wt 8’6” Zephrus

  • 5

    Posted by JWhite on May 25th 2021

    I love this reel, just feels better than my Orvis Mirage which I like a lot too.

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