Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 117 reviews
115 of 117 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Top 1000 Contributor
I bought this as part of the rod and reel combo and am very pleased with it. I have only been Steelhead fishing with it but it has held up great!
Clearwater reel -
By: Johnmc88 from Monroe, NY
This is my 3rd reel. Love the performance, drag performs flawlessly when fish is on the reel
Quality Reel -
By: Learnerflyguy from Toronto, On
Fished a few times, caught my first and only brownie and enjoyed the experience with the reel.
Best value -
By: Fishymon from Driggs, ID
I've paid more and got less for reels in the past. This smooth drag system, quick retrieve, weight ratio & excellent design is the best value I've found. I used it in Alaska with salmon ripping line off all day long and it stood up like a champion. Rinsed the salt off & new lubricant, it still performs like the first time out of the box. You won' be disappointed or loose fish to a poor drag system. Cheers-
Still the Most bang for the buck -
By: Kokopelli26 from Des Moines WA
This is my third Clearwater reel for which I have 7 spools loaded for instant line change. Well made, good drag, quick and easy spool change for my arthritic hands. Still the most reel for the $.
very good -
By: RevSum from Richmond, Va
The reel looks great, and I look forward to trying out on shad this spring on the James River.
By: 1BG1 from Singapore / Houston
I purchased the Hydros Bonefish #8 line (which was on sale) together with this Clearwater large arbor reel via online. The reel is to match my existing Encounter rod setup, which is a great setup by itself, just needed a back-up reel for my upcoming trip to Maldives. While I had the chance to wet the line last weekend, on practise case, I realised that a section of the line had its coating peeling off and I can feel the roughage of the line when its running through my hand. Am not too sure if this was due to handling during line loading (in the shop) or deterioration of this line which was on sale. A little disappointed, and I hope the line will last through my trip in Dec.
Awesome Reel -
By: RedBluff from Allendale, SC
This reel was purchased in combination with the 9' Clearwater rod. Great combo for my 12 year old for the rest of his life! We can change line and be able to switch from fresh to saltwater. We are very pleased.
Perfect gift! -
By: mcpatty from Alabama
Our son can't wait to hit the water soon and put this gift to good use!