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Ross Animas

The Animas takes the time-proven features that made the original Animas a guide favorite and incorporates new machined features that bring it into the modern era of Ross.

A fully-redesigned frame and spool are highlights of the new Animas. The spool shows off the cutting-edge manufacturing techniques Ross Reels has developed, delivering a design that is incredibly strong and visually stunning. The Animas also re-joins the family by incorporating an ultra-light canvas phenolic handle which gets tackier when wet. A new trouble-free spool release yields zero-maintenance performance, allowing the Animas to be ready for any fresh or saltwater excursion. 

The frame is accented by a machined silhouette of the Colorado mountains in Ross Reels’ backyard. Its uniquely ported design and structural profile are eye-catching industry firsts. The two-tone drag knob sports an updated aesthetic with a lower profile and increased grip. An improved composite drag system delivers more power in an established Ross design used and loved by more than 80,000 fly anglers the world over. 


  • Bell-shaped, Ultra-Large Arbor
  • Intricately machined details
  • Machined canvas phenolic handle
  • Two-tone aluminum accents
  • Maintenance-free spool release
  • Composite-Disc Drag with Stainless Steel Interface
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in USA


All capacity numbers are in yards. Line capacities are based on floating fly lines and 20# backing. All numbers are conservative. Capacities will vary according to specific length and diameters of alternative line manufacturers’ products. Capacities will be reduced by approximately 20% if using #30 backing instead of #20 backing.

Ross Animas Reel Specifications | Bozeman Fly Shop 


Cleaning & Maintenance

The Animas series of reels are fully anodized, making them ideal for use in both freshwater and saltwater. We recommend that you clean your reel after each use, especially after exposure to a salt or alkali environment. When cleaning the reel, the drag must be fully disengaged with the drag knob rotated counterclockwise until the stopping position is reached. Use fresh water (distilled water is preferred) to flush salt and debris from the reel. For better cleaning results, separate the Spool (1) from the Frame (2), soak both in warm fresh water and then rinse in fresh running water. Let the Spool (1) and the Frame (6) completely dry by placing the drag knob up and spool face up before storing. 

REMINDER!!! Do not lubricate this reel. Lubricants will degrade the drag system’s performance or make it inoperable. This reel uses a permanently self-lubricating bearing surface and therefore does not need additional lubrication 


Ross Reels® branded fly reels purchased through an Authorized Dealer are covered by a limited lifetime warranty for as long as the product is on the market.* This limited lifetime warranty only applies to the original owner and is not transferable. This limited lifetime warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the product only, and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage resulting from the use of the product. This limited lifetime warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, fire, theft, loss, discontinued products or negligence that causes damage to the product. Any intentional damage or improper or illegal misuse of the product voids the limited lifetime warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with different models where appropriate, as determined in the sole discretion of Ross. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, which may vary from state to state. To qualify for warranty service, the original owner must return the product to Ross with a Product Service Form, or the warranty return will be refused and sent back to the customer. All shipments to Ross must be freight paid. Ross reserves the right to determine whether to repair or replace any product covered by this warranty. Ross further reserves the right to change, modify, or discontinue the design of any product previously manufactured at any time with or without notice and without assuming any obligation to the consumer under the limited lifetime warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with newer models when necessary. * Products not purchased through an Authorized Dealer are not covered under this warranty. Please return all warranty products with a completed Product Service form.


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