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.
FULLY REDESIGNED FRAME & SPOOL GEOMETRY
Bell-shaped, Ultra-Large Arbor
Intricately machined details
REDUCED WEIGHT & INCREASED STRENGTH
MACHINED CANVAS PHENOLIC HANDLE
TWO-TONE ALUMINUM ACCENTS
MAINTENANCE-FREE SPOOL RELEASE
Composite-Disc Drag with Stainless Steel Interface
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Animas 5 | 6
Diameter: 3.5" (88.9mm)
Line Weight: 5-6wt
I’m Very happy with the Ross Animas reel, the question is would I buy another one? And the answer is definitely yes! The Epic team spooled it up with their Glassline fly line - superb service!
Excellent reel - light and with great noise with a fish on! Really good service from Swift (as usual!) - free line was a bonus as it is slick and shoots well, with very little memory.
The reel is fantastic, very smooth and well made. Goes well with my Epic 580.
I cant wait to match this reel up with the Epic Rod I have on order. The lightness of the reel is what struck me the most. Perfect engineering. Looking forward to using this combination and to test the drag system. Regards Patrick Counihan