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Orvis Clearwater LA Reel · II · Gray

Orvis Clearwater LA Reel · II · Gray

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Color: Gray
Line weight
IV (7-9 wt)
II (4-6 wt)
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Product details

The Orvis Clearwater Reel is a large arbor die–cast reel that has great performance for its price point. This reel is ideal for an entry–level angler, an angler that is on a tight budget but expects decent performance or perhaps an angler that likes to have a spare reel laying around. The reel is lightweight but still has a powerful drag system to put up a good fight when hooked up. Key Features: Large Arbor – The large arbor design of the reel makes for quick line retrieval rates, plenty of capacity for backing line and reducing line memory. Easy Conversion – This real can effortlessly convert from left or right hand retrieve to suit the anglers preference or to be easily changeable for guides and their clients. Use Cases: - II (4–6wt) is ideal for the angler with one versatile setup as it will not be too overpowering for smaller fish but can handle a fight against average sized fish.

  • IV (7–9wt) is ideal for anglers that are targeting larger fish and could potentially get into their backing with an aggressive run.
Water type
Freshwater and Saltwater
Reel or Spool
Arbor size
Drag type
Reel weight (oz)
Yards backing
WF4: 125 yds./20lb, WF5: 100 yds./20lb, WF6: 75 yds./20lb
Reel diameter (in)
Fishing type
Reel Technology
Reel width (in)
Expert product review
Fly Fishing Expert Matt Beam
Review by Curated Expert Matt Beam
The Orvis Clearwater LA (Large Arbor) fly reel is more than one would expect at this price point. It is a solid reel that can take abuse and has a best-in-class drag system. Any fly angler would be happy with the Clearwater as either a backup or as their primary fly reel.
A man wade fishing on Tuckaseegee River, Sylva, North Carolina.
Wear and tear on Orvis Clearwater LA Fly Reel.
A woman fishing with the Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod outfit.
Orvis Clearwater LA Reel · II · Gray
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Dave Jenkins
Dave Jenkins
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Great size and not too heavy. This reel is great for those getting into the sport but don't want to break the bank of their first reel but also not feel like they are buying a poor quality reel. Trout fishing and most freshwater fishing scenarios.

David W.
David W.
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Great starter reel with a lot of line capacity. Easy to use and very durable.

Austin Wilt
Austin Wilt
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Smooth, easily adjustable drag, and lightweight build allow you to dial in your drag settings while playing many different sized fish. Pairs well with the 5wt Clearwater Fly Rod.

Tommy Stornant
Tommy Stornant
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

This is great for trout/bass/bluegill - just about any species you would be targeting on a 5wt rod.