This is the very definition of value. The Orvis Clearwater® Large-Arbor Fly Reels offers performance far beyond its price point with its Powerful inline, Rulon® to stainless, stacked disc drag, easily converted to either left- or right-hand retrieve, and positive click drag knob for consistent settings every time. Finally, a cast aluminum large arbor fly fishing reel that is lightweight enough to balance properly with your favorite fly rod, making truly the best value fly reel around. Whether you're looking for your first large arbor, fishing on a budget, or want a spare or two in the bag, the Clearwater Large-Arbor can handle anything a machined reel can and completely changes the game in die cast reels.
The design of the Orvis Clearwater® Large-Arbor Fly Reelis a complete overhaul from the ground up by our Vermont rod designers. Each rod is designed with a purpose-built profile and action to handle the fishing the rod would be traditionally used for, from medium-action small stream rods to medium-fast freshwater rods and fast-action big game rods. This high quality, serious performing rod was designed in Vermont for anglers worldwide.
Many anglers who originally purchased the Clearwater as a backup reel are now using it as a primary—the reliability and performance are that good. Yet at this price, it's a great entry-level or gift reel as well. Orvis has kept the price down by crafting this reel of cast aluminum, which makes it a few ounces heavier than a comparable (and much pricier) machined reel. It's solid and efficient, wonderfully smooth in every way, a pleasure to cast and retrieve. The Clearwater's large-arbor design enables quick line pickup, and the powerful Rulon® and stainless steel stacked disc drag is as satiny and durable as any on the market; the positive click drag knob ensures consistent settings every time. As with any Orvis fly reel, you can quickly convert to left- or right-hand retrieve. And of course, it has those signature good looks as well.
Clearwater LA II for line weights 4-6, 5.5 oz., 3⅜" diameter.
Clearwater LA IV for line weights 7-9, 6.3 oz., 3⅞" diameter.