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Orvis Clearwater LA Reel

Orvis Clearwater LA Reel

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  • Returnable
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IV (7-9 wt)
II (4-6 wt)
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The Orvis Clearwater Large Arbor is a fantastic reel for the fly fisher looking for solid reel that wont break the bank. It’s stacked stainless steel inline drag system is super powerful and the best drag you can get in a reel in this class. Being a die-cast aluminum reel, this reel isn’t very durable and can be scratched really easily or even been with a hard drop. The reel cage does not go over the edge of spool that allows line to get stuck in between the spool and reel cage, but this rarely happens unless you are using a thin line. The Orvis Clearwater Large Arbor is an affordable reel that will get the job done.

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Overall ratings
(3.6/5) 2 Expert reviews
  • Superb drag system
  • Lightweight design
  • Large arbor for quick line retrieval
  • Die Cast reel for less durability
  • Need more porting
  • Cage design catches fly line periodically
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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.
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Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
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This is a solid reel for beginners and intermediate fly fishermen who are looking to complete their set ups at a entry level price point. This reel has many features that more expensive machined reels have. The smooth stacked carbon disc drag system is powerful enough to stop large fish.

  • Large Arbor
  • Disc Drag System
  • Made from Aluminum
  • Die Cast and not machined
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