Overall: 3.2 / 5 based on 4 reviews
3 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
real reel -
By: Anquila from Nyc
It is what it is, you have the optional cassettes to change lines, the process is not as fast as changing spools but it works just fine, I have one set for my #6 and another for my #8 for fresh water.
mixed feelings -
I bought this reel with the intent to use it with my spey rod but due to the line I have(airflow sagit 570gr) does not work with it. I have not used it yet and intend to use it with an 8 wt line. I do like the fact that it comes with 2 spare spoils along with one in it.
Get the other Clearwater IV -
I returned the one I got and purchased the other Clearwater IV and an extra spool for almost the same cost. The cassette sits pressure fitted to the reel by rubber O-ring. The O-ring didn't seem thick enough and the cassette wouldn't stay seated. I didn't even put a line on it yet and it came loose and was scraping against the wall of the reel.
By: Roadrunner996 from England
The drag is very impressive for the price and the reel feels smooth when winding in and when a fish runs !! As long as you don't drag the reel through the mud and stones the anodized finish should last for some time.