The Colorado LT from Ross has only 15 parts and weighs less than three ounces. It’s a large-arbor reel with a one-piece frame, and an all-metal click/pawl drag. The design features elegant heart-shaped cutouts, with a unique handle machined from a canvas phenolic rod. And it’s reassuring to know that this rugged beauty is designed, assembled and machined in Colorado. It’s available in either black or platinum, in three sizes for line weights 0-3, 3/4 and 4/5.
Ross, (970) 249-0606; www.rossreels.com