Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 127 reviews
125 of 127 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
good deal -
By: arfarf from Springfield, OR
good solid reel that I can swap which side it reels on
Great Reel -
By: RioDaz 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.
Looking forward -
By: Squinty from Oregon
Haven't used the reel on the water yet but it seems great practicing in the back yard.
Great value reel -
By: AndyBom 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
fantastic reel -
By: Brian78 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.
Nice for the price -
By: Jerry74 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.
very nice reel -
By: TwoKatz 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.
Good Quality -
By: Troutiowa 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.
Great Reel -
By: JustinN 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.
Great Reel, As Good as a Mirage -
By: EdM1950 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.