Clearwater® Large-Arbor

The best value fly reel you will find delivering top performance.


Finally a cast aluminum large arbor fly fishing reel that's lightweight enough to balance properly with your favorite fly rod and truly the best value fly reel around. Two years in design and development and with a powerful inline, Rulon® to stainless, stacked disc drag that can hold its own with high-performance machined reels, the all new Clearwater Large-Arbor costs significantly less than its machined cousins, but has not only the looks, but the guts of a higher-priced version. Easily converted to either left- or right-hand retrieve, the Clearwater fly reel has a positive click drag knob for consistent settings every time. Whether you're looking for your first large arbor, fishing on a budget, or want a spare or two in the bag, the new Clearwater Large-Arbor can handle anything a machined reel can and completely changes the game in die cast reels.

  • 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.
  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 127 reviews


    125 of 127 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      good deal - 7/24/2015
      By: from Springfield, OR

      good solid reel that I can swap which side it reels on

    • 5/5

      Great Reel - 7/22/2015
      By: from Jackson, WY

      I'm impressed with this reel- I bought the Clearwater package as a backup 4weight (not to mention I had just broke the tip off my long time Orvis 6 weight!). So far, so smooth- and love the large arbor.

    • 4/5

      Looking forward - 7/10/2015
      By: from Oregon

      Haven't used the reel on the water yet but it seems great practicing in the back yard.

    • 5/5

      Great value reel - 7/9/2015
      By: from Sturbridge, ma

      This is an great fly reel at at an excellent price. I have 2 of these for my 8wt rod. The drag is nice and smooth I was able to land a 36" king salmon in NY last year, also makes for a great large/smallmouth reel. And for anyone the still fly trolls with streamer flys for trout and landlocked salmon in new egland this reel is perfect. Overall a nice versital reel for a budget fisher

    • 5/5

      fantastic reel - 7/1/2015
      By: from Vermont

      Great quality product for the money. Just used it for the first time and fished 2 full days which included some bad weather. The reel performed flawlessly, and I like the large arbor, I can reel up the line fast.

    • 5/5

      Nice for the price - 6/19/2015
      By: from Springfield, Va.

      Bought an LA II because I wanted to take my 6wt trout rod to Belize - along with my heavier gear - to play with bonefish, and was looking for a large arbor reel that didn't cost a mint. It seemed to work as well as my more expensive reels. The drag was steady with linear adjustment and the retrieve was smooth. Couldn't find a thing wrong.

    • 5/5

      very nice reel - 6/5/2015
      By: from Calgary

      Already using the reel.. It is really light and works very smooth.. The drag system works well on the rainbows in the Bow river.

    • 5/5

      Good Quality - 6/5/2015
      By: from Iowa

      Was a little nervous buying a stamped reel. The quality and finish are excellent. I will have no reservations of buying another Clearwater reel.

    • 5/5

      Great Reel - 5/27/2015
      By: from Republic, MO

      This is mounted on my Clearwater 8'6" 4wt rod and looks great on it. Everything about the reel feels really nice and finished. It looks great and functions fantastically. It is labeled a Large-Arbor Reel, but really doesn't seem all that big. Overall a great reel for the price.

    • 5/5

      Great Reel, As Good as a Mirage - 5/12/2015
      By: from Elkton,MD

      Great reel. I have two Clearwater IV and one Clearwater II reels and the drag is smooth and reliable. The spool moves almost frictionless when the drag is set low. One of the best buys I've made from Orvis.

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