Ross San Miguel Fly Reel
I (Devin) have been fishing this reel since January of 2020. I really appreciate how smooth the retrieval is. I can flick the handle or the rim of the spool and the reel will take up all of my slack. When I'm fighting larger fish this is a big help getting my line out of the way where it can tangle or get caught on something while I chase the fish. The reel is also a lovely work of craftsmanship that balances my euro-nymph rods well and has a very smooth drag.
- The 3/4 weight weighs 5.40oz and the 4/5 weight weighs 5.8oz.
Here's what Ross has to say.
The return of an icon.
Since Ross Reels started in 1973, there has been one model that epitomizes what a Ross Reel is: the San Miguel. It defined the ultimate in class and finesse, and now, over two decades since it was first launched, the classic returns.
Meticulously designed in our Colorado factory, the new San Miguel blends modern machining and materials with all of the elements that made the original iconic. Returning are the polished high-gloss black finish on a solid-backed frame, the liquid-smooth free spool, wide-range adjustable sealed drag, and the famous “flower petal” porting.
This new version also debuts modernized features such as a canvas micarta handle, a material used in high-end custom knives to improve grip when wet. The precision sealed drag system consists of a carbon / stainless steel stack-up, yielding powerful yet smooth resistance. The large-arbor spool is accentuated by a machined stainless steel push-button release that looks as good as it performs.
This integration of classic and new features make this reel a worthy heir of the iconic San Miguel name.
- Classic San Miguel aesthetic coupled with modern performance updates
- Polished, high-gloss black finish
- Powerful and smooth carbon / stainless sealed drag system
- Canvas micarta handle enhances grip when wet
- Large arbor for fast retrieval and reduced line memory
- Push-button spool release