Saltwater Fly Reels

Quality fly rods should, and deserve to, be paired with quality reels.  Rent This Rod has partnered with Ross Reels USA in order to exclusively offer the finest reels on earth to our customers.  The Ross brand represents a superior level of quality and durability that compliments our rental rod arsenal incredibly well.  

Ross Reels Evolution LTX


The Ross Reels Evolution LTX - voted best saltwater reel at the 2018 IFTD trade show - is an incredibly versatile piece of machinery.

The large arbor spool includes an innovative line channel for cleanly hiding arbor knots when winding on backing.   The Ross Reels signature bell-shaped arbor design also adds strength, while helping to self-level the fly line across the face of the spool as it is retrieved.

The LTX also incorporates a handle machined from canvas phenolic rod (another Ross Reels innovation), which reduces weight, adds durability, and increases grip when wet. These improvements make the LTX a true light saltwater contender, perfectly at home on the flats as it is on the shores of a western river. 

These meticulously designed features of the LTX converge in a light weight package, redefining the trout (and light saltwater) reel for another generation.  Description taken from

 The Evolution LTX is used in our saltwater rod/reel combos from 6-8wt line sizes. 

Ross Reels Evolution R Salt


Fishing in the salt is a grueling endeavor. The conditions are tough, and the fish can be even tougher; so Ross Reels developed the Evolution R Salt to stand up to anything the sea can throw at it.

The R Salt builds on the foundation of its smaller sibling and  it features a supercharged 16-disc sealed drag system comprised of stainless steel and carbon fluoropolymer, producing nearly 30 pounds of drag pressure. Also an industry first, the R Salt features two smaller counterbalances on the spool - this innovative design reduces mass and creates perfect, vibration-free performance when line is being ripped off the spool on long runs.

This exceptional braking power is housed in a lightweight, yet incredibly strong frame. The large, frame-integrated drag knob allows for easy on-the-fly adjustments with just the palm of your hand during long fights with oversized quarry. The R Salt's geometry is reinforced throughout, yielding an incredibly rugged, yet elegant reel that performs in the most challenging of environments.

All of this comes together to create a fishing tool with a power-to-weight ratio never before seen in a saltwater fly reel, making the R Salt the most unique, best performing reel per dollar of any on the water today.  Description taken from

 The Evolution R Salt is used in our saltwater rod/reel combos from 9-12wt line sizes.