Our Clearwater Large Arbor Reels deliver smooth-as-silk performance at an incredible value.

3.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: Fly Reel
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$98
Item #2S53
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  • Clearwater LA II for line weights 4-6, 5.4 oz., 3½" diameter.
  • Clearwater LA IV for line weights 7-9, 6.1 oz., 3¾" diameter.

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Learn more about the drag operation, how to convert to right-hand retrieve, and routine maintenance by downloading your reel manual.

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Reel Repair & Cleaning

Your reel is unconditionally guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. Damaged reels can be repaired on an individual basis and we also offer reel cleaning and conditioning.

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Reel Mounting

Please choose right (RH) or left (LH) retrieve. Please allow 1-2 additional days for reel mounting.
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$49
Item #2S53_2
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100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Clearwater LA II for line weights 4-6, 5.4 oz., 3½" diameter.
  • Clearwater LA IV for line weights 7-9, 6.1 oz., 3¾" diameter.

Download Your Reel Manual

Learn more about the drag operation, how to convert to right-hand retrieve, and routine maintenance by downloading your reel manual.

Reel Manuals


Reel Repair & Cleaning

Your reel is unconditionally guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. Damaged reels can be repaired on an individual basis and we also offer reel cleaning and conditioning.

Learn More

The Story

A great new die-cast reel design with a stealthy matte-gray powder-coat finish, the Clearwater Large Arbor is still the best performance-to-value reel in the industry. With a powerful inline, Carbon®-to-stainless, stacked disc drag that can hold its own with high-performance machined reels, the new Clearwater Large Arbor is easily converted to either left- or right-hand retrieve and has a positive click drag knob for consistent settings every time. Whether you're looking for your first large arbor or want a spare reel or two in the bag, this modern and updated Clearwater Large Arbor can handle anything a machined reel can and looks awesome doing it. In gray.

Imported.

Size II (4-6 wt.), Size IV (7-9 wt.).

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth as butter This reel is the best back for the buck. It’s smooth responsive light and looks great
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reel This is a great reel for the cost it balances the Clearwater fishing rod perfectly
Date published: 2021-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for money Used it once since buying and seems a very capable little reel. Would have liked a larger arbor but beggars can’t be shooters for the price
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Customer Service Can't rate the reel yet. Had it for only a couple of weeks. My first trip out I fell and broke the reel. Orvis replaced the reel for me.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sorry but this is not good quality Have used this for a year before reviewing. I think this is poor quality. The adjustment on the drag is very poor - from too loose to too tight in a tiny range of adjustments. The reel seat constantly works its way loose (held on by 2 small screws), even when regularly tightened. In a field with many reels at this price, I cannot recommend it. Size and weight are good, but it can actively spoil a day on the water. I may have a poor example but cannot recommend.
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great weight and line capacity I recently bought this to replace my ageing battenkill Best purchase ever
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features. Very smooth. I ordered this reel as part of a kit and could not be happier with my choice.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reel Delivery Overall, I am pleased with the product, but paying for it was kind of odd. It was my first purchase, so I was expecting the 15% off. It was not clear at checkout if this actually worked. I’m still not sure if it did, but the order went through. I was later contacted by orvis saying that I owed five dollars. I feel like the order shouldn’t even go through if there is a balance left, but it did. My order was delayed because of this which is why I gave four stars. I hope orvis fixes this moving forward
Date published: 2021-04-07
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