The 2012 Ross F1 #5 Fly Reel

The trend with many reel companies is to make a variation of an existing product line, call it a “Spey” reel. So it makes sense that Ross would do the same with its F1. The #5 is machined from 6061 T6 aluminum. It has a heat resistant drag system (like the brakes on F1 race cars), a one-piece frame, and a reinforced spool, which makes the reel a natural for just about any saltwater application too. They’re available in black and nickel, and are best suited for line weights 10-12. Price: $625.

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  • cw

    I thought Koss made head phones and such…

  • speyedcat

    my F1 is hopeless- started to rust around handle despite supposedly being saltwater safe, and now the spool wont release. Considering its a $500 reel is really not acceptable…..