Ross Reels Evolution LTX

( 3 Reviews )

I've been fishing the Evolution LTX for several years and it is one of my favorite reels for Euro nymphing and standard rigs.

The 4/5 weight weighs 4.29 oz and balances most rods 10' and shorter. The 5/6 weight weighs 4.65 ounces balances 10' 6" to 11' rods. 


The Ross Reels Evolution series defined the modern trout reel. Now meet the award-winning Evolution LTX: the perfect combination of original Evolution LT feel and Evolution R performance.

 The ultra-smooth drag found in the Evolution LT has a long and revered history, but our engineering team took this design to the next level. The drag debuting with the LTX is over four times stronger than its predecessors’, while retaining the sound and feel that helped make the Evolution an icon. This allows it to perform not only as a perfect trout reel, but also has the power to take on saltwater game fish like Redfish, Bonefish, and Snook.
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 reel for another generation.
  • Machined canvas phenolic handle reduces weight and adds grip
  • Frame / Spool made from a 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy, specifically engineered for Ross Reels
  • Oil impregnated bronze bushing rotating on a stainless steel spindle 
  • Based on the engineered stacked-disc system in the Evolution R
  • Over 4-times the drag strength of the Evolution LT
  • Hard anodized finish for the perfect balance of durability and color
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3 Reviews

Nathan Smith Apr 20th 2021


Purchased it for T&T Contact 10' 2 weight. Balances nicely and looks to be the perfect size. Maybe slightly underweight but I like the rod lighter versus perfect balanced. Great build quality. The frame is as good as any more expensive reel. The drag is not quite the quality of the Evolution R or the Galvan in terms of smoothness but really solid, proven and likely all you need. 4 stars not considering the price, 5 stars at it's price point.

Derek Dec 29th 2020

LTX 4/5

This reel is incredibly lite and balances my 10' 2 wt T&T contact II perfectly. I highly recommend for those looking for a premium reel to balance their det up. Thanks Devin and Connor for the help!

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