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 117 reviews


    115 of 117 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      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!

    • 5/5

      Clearwater reel - 4/17/2015
      By: from Monroe, NY

      This is my 3rd reel. Love the performance, drag performs flawlessly when fish is on the reel

    • 5/5

      Quality Reel - 4/14/2015
      By: from Toronto, On

      Fished a few times, caught my first and only brownie and enjoyed the experience with the reel.

    • 5/5

      Best value - 4/8/2015
      By: 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-

    • 5/5

      Still the Most bang for the buck - 4/6/2015
      By: 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 $.

    • 5/5

      very good - 3/31/2015
      By: from Richmond, Va

      The reel looks great, and I look forward to trying out on shad this spring on the James River.

    • 2/5

      Disappointed - 3/20/2015
      By: 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.

    • 5/5

      Awesome Reel - 1/27/2015
      By: 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.

    • 5/5


    • 5/5

      Perfect gift! - 1/6/2015
      By: from Alabama

      Our son can't wait to hit the water soon and put this gift to good use!

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