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Ross Reels Animas Spool
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Shop with Free Shipping on the Ross Animas Spare Spool - Platte River Fly Shop is your best resource for Ross Fly Reels, gear and new Animas fly reel reviews.

Ross Animas Spare Spool

The Animas River flows rough and wild through southwest Colorado. Like its namesake, the Ross Reels™ Animas™ reel will keep running no matter what it faces.

The Ross Animas Fly-Fishing Fly Reel is a Ross fly-fishing fly reel that is a very affordable fly-fishing fly reel that is feature-rich and very innovative. This fly-fishing fly reel is designed with a very lightweight large arbor ported frame that features a very smooth drag and can be converted from left to right without any tools which is really great. 

The Animas takes the time proven features that made the original Animas a guide and Platte River Fly Shop favorite, while incorporating machining features that bring it into the modern era of Ross Reels.

A fully redesigned frame and spool are highlights of the new Animas.  The spool shows off the cutting edge manufacturing techniqes Ross Reels has developed, delivering a design that is incredibly strong and visually stunning.  The Animas also 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 loved by fly anglers around the world.


 - Fully redesigned frame and spool geometry:  Bell-shaped Arbor, Large Arbor Design, Intricately Machined Details

- Reduced weight and increased strength

- Machined canvasphenolic handle

- Two tone aluminum accents

- Maintenance free spool release

- Improved Drag: Composite Disc, Stainless Interface, Time proven design









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About the Animas River

The Animas river is a major white water rafting attraction accounting for 8.9% of Colorado's commercial rafting market while annually generating 45,411 commercial user days and direct expenditures of $5,207,033 (2011 est).The Animas is a freestone fishery well populated with rainbow, brown, Colorado River cutthroat, and brook trout. It is considered a gold medal fishery above Rivera Bridge Crossing in Colorado. Recreational fishing with artificial lures and flies on the Animas is available year-round due to moderate winter weather. Insect hatches of aquatic diptera and mayflies occur in the winter and spring months. In late spring, summer and through fall the Animas sees caddisfly and mayfly hatches as well as terrestrials such as grasshoppers. Animas trout average 12 to 16 inches (30 to 41 cm). Larger trout in the 17 to 22 inches (43 to 56 cm) are occasionally caught by anglers. Brown trout as large as 36 inches (91 cm) have been caught in the Animas.

. The Animas™ is sure to be the go-to favorite of every angler to pair with their favorite rod.


Fishing Conditions Freshwater, Saltwater


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  • 5 11th Oct 2017

    Primo Product-Super Staff

    I live in California and can basically deal on-line with ANY Ross Reels dealer. Each and every time I have placed an order with Platte River Fly Shop, the staff has called me to double-check on the items ordered to make sure the order is CORRECT. I am an 'old school' personal customer service kind of guy, and that's what keeps bringing me back. Plus, kudos to Ross Reels for continuing to make spools for other older reel models that I own, UNLIKE many of the other major reel manufacturers.