The 2019 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.
Unfortunately, most fly-fishing waters in Alaska are ice right now, so really hard to test the Ross Animas 7/8, on real fish. Plan is to match the reel to the G-Loomis, 7 wt., NRX +. Hopefully a real reel review soon.
That is a very nice reel light plant to buy other one later
They were very flexible with a return as I ordered the wrong size. Couldn’t be more satisfied.
My only knock is it’s physicality, I would prefer it to be a little smaller given the likelihood it will be fished down as a 5wt.