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Ross San Miguel
Since Ross Reels started in 1973, there has been one model that epitomizes what a Ross Reel is: the San Miguel. It defined the ultimate in class and finesse, and now, over two decades since it was first launched, the classic returns.
Meticulously designed in our Colorado factory, the new San Miguel blends modern machining and materials with all of the elements that made the original iconic. Returning are the polished high-gloss black finish on a solid-backed frame, the liquid-smooth free spool, wide-range adjustable sealed drag, and the famous “flower petal” porting.
This new version also debuts modernized features such as a canvas micarta handle, a material used in high-end custom knives to improve grip when wet. The precision sealed drag system consists of a carbon / stainless steel stack-up, yielding powerful yet smooth resistance. The large-arbor spool is accentuated by a machined stainless steel push-button release that looks as good as it performs.
This integration of classic and new features make this reel a worthy heir of the iconic San Miguel name.
- Classic San Miguel aesthetic coupled with modern performance updates
- Polished, high-gloss black finish
- Powerful and smooth carbon / stainless sealed drag system
- Canvas micarta handle enhances grip when wet
- Large arbor for fast retrieval and reduced line memory
- Push-button spool release
- Made in the 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
While the San Miguel is fully anodized to protect against corrosion and the elements, we recommend that you clean your reel after each use, especially after exposure to a salt or alkali environment. Use fresh water (distilled 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 (again, distilled is preferred) and then rinse in fresh running water. Please note there is no need to dismantle or clean the drag system as it comes fully sealed from our factory. Let the Spool (1) and the Frame (2) dry completely before putting together and storing. We recommend allowing them to air dry with both the face of the spool (front) and the drag-knob-side of the frame facing up on a towel.
The San Miguel has a fully sealed drag system, and DOES NOT REQUIRE LUBRICATION. Any squeaking, or related noises will likely be the result of dirt or particulates building up on the frame and spool, and in this case, cleaning as outlined above should solve this issue. Please also note any modifications to the reel can result in the voiding of the lifetime warranty.
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.