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the strongest and most dependable big game reels on the
market today. The question remained - where to begin? The
answer was obvious - Kestrel USA - The First Name in Carbon
Unconditional guarantee against defects.
Kestrel USA bike company was a perfect choice for Ross when choosing a carbon savvy company as an engineering partner for the development of the Momentum LT's carbon fiber drag system. Kestrel's corporate philosophies embody the same values and principals that have been promoted at Ross for over 30 years. Their vast experience in fly reel design and manufacturing is equally matched by Kestrel's expertise in design and production of carbon fiber components. Kestrel has been manufacturing the world's finest carbon fiber bikes since 1987. In fact, Kestrel designed and produced the very first all-carbon bike frame. They are pioneers in the carbon fiber industry and Ross was thrilled that a company of their caliber agreed to join in the development of this new drag technology. When it comes to engineering, development and production of carbon fiber products, Kestrel has written the book and their expertise with carbon fiber is simply unmatched.
Welcome to the next generation of Ross products! The Momentum LT series represents a cosmic departure from current Ross designs in both function and style. The carbon fiber they have employed for the Momentum LT drag system is incredibly strong! The measurement of the strength for this material is "ksi", which denotes tensile strength in thousands of pounds per square inch. So just how strong is our carbon fiber drag system? To get a good perspective on this, the aluminum used to produce Ross products is 45ksi; meaning it can resist a tension load of 45,000 pounds per square inch of material. This is pretty impressive until you realize that the carbon fiber used in the Momentum LT drag system is 700ksi Ð vastly stronger than aluminum, steel and even titanium!
The first time you handle a Momentum LT reel, you will be amazed with its meticulous machining and ergonomic design. Ross has custom fit this series with a large but unobtrusive drag knob - easily found for adjustment during the heat of battle, but never in the way. Additionally, the Momentum LT handle has been designed to fit comfortably between your fingers, but will never slip free when taking on a monster fish. Each reel in this series is designed with a specific diameter and width to maximize the properties of drag consistency and line retrieval. With 6.3 square inches of effective drag surface, and 12 pounds of dead lift weight, the Momentum LT series has three times the effective stopping power of every drag tested. Put simply, the Momentum LT is the strongest fly fishing reel on the market today; and it costs considerably less than many competitive brands. A triple-redundancy drag system ensures dependability under the most demanding fishing conditions, and by adding in features like a titanium drag components, a quick-release locking spool and water shedding grooves on the palming rim, you have the ultimate big game fly fishing reel. With a wide range of sizes available, the Momentum LT series is appropriate for any fishing application, including Spey.
|Frame/Spool Material:||6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy|
|Manufacturing Specifications:||Fully machined, 1 piece frame, 1 piece spool - manufactured on automated CNC machining centers|
|Drag Material:||Carbon fiber and Rulon - space-age synthetics that are durable, heat resistant, self lubricating and maintenance free|
|Drag Mechanism:||Carbon fiber, Rulon and anodized aluminum interface - multi-level friction disc drag system with triple redundancy radial pawl engagement and seamless transition between line-in and drag engagement (no start-up friction)|
|Spool Rotation, Connection and Conversion:||Oil impregnated bronze bushing rotating on a stainless steel spindle, quick release locking spool, easy left-hand to right-hand retrieve conversion|
|Number of Reels in Series:||Five|
|Fly Rod Coverage:||7 wt. - 15 wt. & Spey 6wt. - 12wt.|
|Fishing Application:||Designed for use in all freshwater, warm water and saltwater fishing environments|
|Weight:||7.9oz.||8.5 oz.||9.0 oz.||10.1 oz.||10.6 oz.|
|Line Weight:||7-9 Wt.||8-10 Wt.||10-12 Wt.||11-13 Wt.||13-15 Wt.|