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Orvis Clearwater LA Reel · CASSETTE (7-9 wt) · Gray

$149.00

Color: Gray
Reel line weight
CASSETTE (7-9 wt)
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Baily Dent, Fly Fishing Expert
Joseph Smith, Fly Fishing Expert
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This reel is great a budget-friendly, inexpensive reel with a drag. This reel is great for kids as it stands up to being, dropped and knocked around. Large arbor modern look and styling that is visually pleasing. Fully cast and wears well even with hard use and abuse.

Ideal for
  • Great for beginners
  • Budget friendly
  • Highly durable
Not ideal for
  • Drag system is sub par
  • Drag system is unsealed
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The Orvis Clearwater Large Arbor Cassette Reel is a great affordable disc drag reel for beginning to intermediate fly anglers. This large arbor reel can easily be changed from left to right hand retrieve. The large arbor design quickly retrieves line. The Orvis Clearwater Large Arbor Cassette Reel is for the fly angler looking for a reliable yet affordable reel. Key Features:

  • Die-cast – The die-cast and matte finish to this reel provides a rugged reel for the price.
  • Cassette – Being a cassette, this package comes with two spare cassette-type spools. This allows a fisherman to have three fly line options available that are easily changable for different conditions or applications.
  • Carbon to Stainless Disc Drag – This reel's stacked disc drag system is a powerful yet smooth and affordable drag system.
Curated, Fishing Expert
Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
Andrew Grandemange, Fly Fishing Expert
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4.96 average rating

Reel line weightCASSETTE (7-9 wt)
ColorGray
Water typeFreshwater
Reel or SpoolReel
Arbor sizeLarge
Drag typeDisc
Yards backingWF7: 225 yds./20lb, WF8: 200 yds./20lb, WF9: 175 yds./20lb
Fishing typeFly
ModelCASSETTE (7-9 wt)
Reel width (in)5

2.9/5
Baily Dent tested this product
This reel is great a budget-friendly, inexpensive reel with a drag. This reel is great for kids as it stands up to being, dropped and knocked around. Large arbor modern look and styling that is visually pleasing. Fully cast and wears well even with hard use and abuse.
Ideal for
  • Great for beginners
  • Budget friendly
  • Highly durable
Not ideal for
  • Drag system is sub par
  • Drag system is unsealed
Reviewed by:
Baily Dent
Fly Fishing Expert
3.8/5
Joseph Smith owns this product
The Orvis Clearwater LA fly reel is a great option for fly fishing anglers looking for an entry level fly reel. The strong drag features a smooth start up inertia and will handle just about any freshwater fishing conditions. Built from aluminum, this reel is lightweight yet strong and durable.
Ideal for
  • Large Arbor assists in quicker line pick up.
  • This reel has a strong drag.
  • This reel will handle just about any freshwater fishing situation.
Not ideal for
  • Cast aluminum construction, although durable, is not as strong as machined aluminum.
Reviewed by:
Joseph Smith
Fly Fishing Expert

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The only reel you need to carry

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Jun 11, 2024
I love this real and have been using it for almost every week for the last 8 months through all weather conditions. Despite its low cost this is not a cheap budget reel it is Orvis, so it has be robust and well made to support the Orvis logo. It is die cast with a powder grey finish and comes with two spare cassettes and a reel case that will easily hold the reel and pre loaded cassettes. It can easily be switched from left to right hand retrieve. You can also switch a line and be casting it within a couple of minutes. Spare Cassettes cost less than $10
Scottish trout fishermanLocation: Elgin Scotland
I would recommend to a friend
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Clearwater large arbor reel!

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Jun 28, 2023
This reel is smooth and quiet! It's great that it comes with the extra spools!
Fly fishing guide 1Location: State College PA
I would recommend to a friend
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