February 2019Mayfly leadership named as top under-40 influencers in Colorado

January 2019 – Campus Life: Mayfly settles into their new Western Slope mega-home

December 2018 –  Mayfly Conserves Uncompahgre River; donates 41 acres to community

November 2018 –  ColoradoBiz magazine names Abel® to its top privately held companies list

October 2018 –  Mayfly honored as one of Colorado’s best

July 2018 – Outdoor company constructs new HQ in Montrose

June 2018 – Mayfly becomes Certified B Corporation

January 2018 – Colorado Governor Hickenlooper honors Mayfly in State of State Speech

December 2017 – Angling International: The Abel® SDF – Is this the best fly reel ever made?

November 2017 – ColoradoBiz magazine names both Abel® and Ross Reels® to its top privately held companies list

October 2017 – Mayfly breaks ground on new, world-class manufacturing facility

September 2017 – Fly Fisherman Magazine: Abel Reels wins coveted product award

June 2017 – State honors Mayfly as one Colorado’s top companies to watchCCTW 2017 Mayfly

May 2017 – Angling International: Mayfly puts new products at the heart of its strategy

April 2017 –  Ross Reels earns States top manufacturing honors from CompanyWeek magazine

January 2017 –  Ross Reels awarded Montrose’s Business of the Year

December 2016 –  Ross Reels wins honor from Fly Fisherman Magazine

November 2016 – Angling International: Abel & Ross forming fearsome combination | Abel SDS featured on Cover

July 2016 – Abel Automatics and Ross Reels take home top industry awards





Proudly Handcrafted in Montrose, Colorado


Discovery / Science Channel features Ross Reels® on “How its Made”:




…We are committed to supporting the American economy and outdoor conservation.  By manufacturing our products in Colorado and California, we play an important role in sustaining local employment and while supporting the protection of fishing and wildlife habitats. In fact, every time you purchase one of our fly fishing reels, we contribute 10% of the sale price to the growth of conservation effort. As of December 2017, this has resulted in over $11.1 Million dollars of support since 1973. 

Mayfly Outdoors is proud to engineer, manufacture, and hand assemble our products in the USA.



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