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As a tribute to the original aesthetics, the Gunnison is designed with octagonal machining, round porting, and a leader groove on the frame. That is where the similarities part ways, as the new Gunnison represents the best in modern reel design while retaining all the reliability and ruggedness of the original.
While the unique frame geometry and spool profile echo the original Gunnison, the contemporary porting and large arbor design make this a modern, bulletproof package with retro styling. The Gunnison also has a high-performance drag based on the same platform as the new Evolution LTX, creating a reliable and powerful system impervious to the elements.
At the end of the day, replacing what was the favorite (and in many cases the first) fly reel of so many anglers was a daunting task. These were huge shoes to fill, but the new Ross Reels Gunnison has risen to the occasion.
- Truly unique machined frame and spool reminiscent of the original Gunnison
- Machined canvas phenolic handle reduces weight and adds grip
- Frame / Spool made from a 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy made specifically engineered for Ross Reels
- Based on the stacked-disc system found in the Evolution LTX, creating extreme pressure in a small package
- Fully machined for increased strength and easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
- Perfect balance of classic Gunnison design, modern machining, and technology
- Made in USA
Specifications & Line Capacities
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.
Cleaning & Maintenance
The Gunnison series is fully anodized, making it 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. The Escapement Ring (4) can also be removed from the Spool (1) for more thorough cleaning. 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. Before storing, let the Spool (1) and Frame (2) completely dry by placing the drag knob up and the spool face up on a flat surface. Online care sheet.
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.