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

3.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
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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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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. Size II (4-6 wt., Size IV (7-9 wt. In gray. Imported.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great 3 wt. reel Fantastic reel for the money, I bought it as part of the Clearwater 3wt set-up. It has landed me some big rainbows in my local pond so far. I can't wait to get it turned loose on some bluegill as the local waters warm.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid reel at a reasonable price I own and have owned a number of fly reels. The Clearwater reel is a very functional feel that won't rush your wallet.
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer Bought this is combination with a ClearWater 6wt 9ft rod. Total game changer. This absolutely a superior product, great feel, wonderful balance to the entire setup. Recommended for anyone who loves to catch fish on the fly.
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Product Awesome fit and finish. Superior handling. Looking forward to tackling speckled trout in Northern Quebec this summer!
Date published: 2021-03-05
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