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Ross Animas Fly-Fishing Fly Reel

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. This Animas fly-fishing fly reel is constructed of 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy that is super high quality and very durable and strong.

This Ross Animas Fly-Fishing Fly Reel is designed and fully machined from 1 piece frame spool and 1 piece spool, handle and drag knob. This fly-fishing fly reel also features Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon that is a very innovative polymer that is very durable, heat resistant, self-lubricating and requires no maintenance.

This Ross Animas Fly-Fishing Fly Reel is also designed with a quick release locking spool and contains a custom two-tone Type II anodized finish for the perfect balance of hardness and color that really looks awesome. This fly-fishing fly reel can be used in all freshwater, warmwater or saltwater fisheries. This Ross Animas fly-fishing fly reel is offered in a Stealth Black with Moss hardware and in Granite with Bronze hardware, both of which color reels really look great and perform magnificently.


  •  6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
  • Fully machined, 1 piece frame spool, 1 piece spool, handle, and drag knob
  • Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon - space-age polymer that is durable, heat resistant, self-lubricating and maintenance free
  • Quick release locking spool, easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion
  • Custom two-tone type II anodized finish for the perfect balance of hardness and color
  • Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater and saltwater fishing environments
  • Stealth Black (with Moss hardware), Granite (with Bronze hardware)







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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.

About The Animas River From Wikipedia


Spanish explorer Juan Maria de Rivera of Santa Fe recorded the name "Rio de las Animas" (in English, River of Souls) in 1765. One theory is that the full name of the river was once "Rio de las Animas Perdidas" (River of Lost Souls), although this idea may indicate confusion with the Purgatoire River of southeastern Colorado.


The Animas River from a foot bridge in Farmington

The Animas River rises high in San Juan Mountains of Colorado at the confluence of the West and North forks at the ghost town of Animas Forks and flows south past the ghost towns of Eureka and Howardsville. At Silverton, the river flows into the Animas Canyon. The Durango and Silverton Narrow gauge railroad follows the river through the canyon to Durango. From Durango the river flows south into New Mexico through the town of Aztec to its confluence with the San Juan River at Farmington. The only major tributary of the Animas River is the Florida River which confluences just north of the Colorado–New Mexico border.

Indigenous peoples

The ancestral Puebloan site of Aztec Ruins National Monument is situated along the river in the present day town of Aztec and for much of its course the river flows through native Ute and Navajo lands.

Engineering and development

Numerous irrigation ditches serve the surrounding farmland along the river. The Durango Pumping Plant, completed in 2011, as part of the Animas-La Plata Water Project, draws an average annual of 57,100 acre-feet from the river, for storage in Lake Nighthorse.

Wildlife and plants

The Animas serves as habitat to resident and migratory bald eagles which arrive in the winter months to take advantage of the ice-free river.

Industrial pollution

Main article: 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill

In August 2015, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office was forced to close the river to the public after a crew working for the EPA released approximately 3 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas. The plug was accidentally removed while investigating a leak at the Gold King Mine.[8] The mine was last active in the 1920s, but it had been leaking toxic water at a rate of 50 to 250 gallons a minute for years. The spill contained the toxic metals arsenic, cadmium, and lead, as well as the metals aluminum and copper. There may be other toxic heavy metals in the plume.

The spill changed the color of the river to orange, and the spill was described as "devastating" by Kim Stevens, the director of Environment Colorado, who said that businesses who rely on the river for profit might have to close down. The river's fish population might also be at risk due to the toxic waste that now runs through the river.

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