Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Stonefish, Dec 24, 2013.
Cool. Hope the classics are coming back.
+1 on the San Miguel and it's ventilated Vision cousin. Those are my favorite reels of all time, and I hope Abel-Ross-Mayfly bring them back.
Gunnison and then Cimmaron baby!
I own nothing else
I have a Vexsis on my 3 weight that probably gets used more than any of my other kits. The drag started to feel rough in its third year so I sent it in for repair at no charge (I paid shipping one way) back in the spring. It came back in a week and it's been flawless since, but I'm not going to discount others' observations and problems. One of my Cimarron spools' drag pins had a problem. Ross had me send the frame and all 3 spools to refurbish them all at no charge a few years ago. They came back in a week and have been trouble-free since.
My last reel was a Lamson Speedster that was the best fit for a new beach rod but I've been greatly pleased with Ross Customer Service. I would buy Ross again and truly hope Ross thrives, and their Service remains at the top of the heap.
The selection of Ross reels has changed some over the years but they remain solid, quality, mid-priced reels. I have numerous and all are good. The latest inexpensive reels like the flystart and flywater are not as good and some of the smaller sizes have different drags but the CLA size 4 and above remain highly valued because of their durability. I have several Big Games in different sizes and Momentums in 5,6, and 8. They are all solid reels, well made and durable so to say they are not good quality except for the Gunnison (I own 9) and Cimaron entries is not a valid statrment IMHO.
I would add the original Canyon to the list otherwise I agree regarding the newer stuff.
Yes to the canyon, and a couple others already mentioned. I still regret selling my gunnison 3. I have a pre-98 cimarron 3 in matte, w/non-ported frame. Its simplicity is its elegance .
I have a Cimarron and two Colorado reels. I think the latter are quite possibly the best reel value around. Too bad they were discontinued. Many Colorado users have had issues with the spring, but it can be tweaked to perfection.