Years ago I had several Ross reels. Actually still have them, one being the original model, and I still like that one. One of the others got the spool skinned pretty bad when I fell on some rocks. Certainly my own fault. I tried contacting Ross to see if they could do something to it to make it useable again, and got no response at all. So, I don't buy Ross any more.
Your outcome was considerably better than that.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, unless they fly fish... with apologies to Thoreau