My name is Mike
...and I confess that I am an owner of Ross Reels also, including 2 Gunnisons and a Colorado, not to mention a Fly Water. What can I say, they are great reels and even though they may not have the flash of being large arbor or some of the newer alloys, they are about as bomb proof and reliable a reel as can be found at any price. IMHO, Ross made a big mistake in discontinuing the Gunnisons and the Colorados...
"Fly-fishing has many attributes, but none more pleasing than it's ability to liberate the young boy that still hides within me and to let that boy live again without embarrassment or regret, sorrow or anguish." Harry Middleton