Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 75 reviews
70 of 75 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Music to you ears! -
By: HGE2000 from Argentina
I bought the CFO II a few days ago and I premiered in Rio Malleo (Argentina) is a river where you fishing much with dry flies. I used an Orvis T3 # 2 and the sound it get when a trout takes line is music to the ears! I recommend it for all who like classic reel formats.
Perfect match -
By: MiddleForker from Bradenton, Fl
i had a 7 1/2 foot bamboo Battenkill and no reel, until i purchased this reel. it is a perfect match and unlike the original CFO reel that would have been with the reel it has a working disc drag not just a clicker drag. i am very pleased with both performance and appearance.
Best small trout reel on the market -
By: Gnatbagger from Omaha, NE
Top 1000 Contributor
If you enjoy small stream trout fishing, you have to get this reel. I already had one which I purchased along with a Superfine rod last year. The combination makes fishing for small, illusive mountain trout an experience one remembers for a lifetime. The play, the feel, the sound...fly fishing at its most basic best. A 12 inch, one pound brown or cutthroat feel and act like one of the "big boys"! A truly one with nature experience when he grabs your homemade fly and fights to get away. I bought this spare reel when I saw Orvis was discontinuing the CFO for a new style CFO...probably will never need a second reel but just in case! I hope the new style is comparable with the old so more people can enjoy the thrill! Fantastic reel...thanks Orvis!
Third one's the charm -
I have two other CFO reels. When I heard they were going out of production, I just had to have another. Great al around reel.
The Best -
By: tomasko123 from Monsey, NY
i buy, and i am very happy. now i have the best reel. :)
Timeless Piece -
By: OTRW from South Louisiana
A great piece of engineering that brings one back to a simpler time...I love it...and it works flawlessly, too.
There's a reason, -
By: COTroutbum from Ft. Collins, Colorado
There's a reason I've bought several CFO reels in the past and this purchase is no different. They work, period. I'll be fishing it today on a Northern Colorado river and expect it to perform just like the others. Looking forward to purchasing one of the new US made reels soon. Well done, and thanks.
a long awaited purchase -
By: Chetter from Phoenix, AZ./
Perfect balance with my frequent flyer rod, very smooth. Look at for many years at the store and catalogs, one day the wife said, " oh just go buy it". You know how fast I moved. Just received a spare spool for it. Great reel. I want to see and feel the new CFO.
Love These Reels -
By: Bdosser from Baton Rouge, LA
I have a CFO I on a 7 1/2 ft 3 wt Superfine Touch that I really love. This one is going on a Super Fine Touch 9 ft 5 wt I'm setting up for my go to dry fly rod. The Bronze Reel really compliments the Super Fine Touch, more than the new CFO or the new Battenkill IMO.
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