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Orvis Clearwater Large-Arbor Fly Reel

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A cast aluminum large arbor reel that's truly the best value fly reel around.

Whether you're looking for your first large arbor reel, fishing on a budget, or want a spare or two in your vest, count on the Orvis Clearwater Large Arbor Reel. Available in two sizes—II for line weights 4-6 and IV for line weights 7-9—the Clearwater delivers lightweight performance that balances properly with your favorite fly rod. With two years in design and development, the Clearwater features a powerful inline disc drag that holds its own against high-performance machined reels. Its positive click drag knob provides consistent settings every time, and the Clearwater easily converts to either left- or right-hand retrieve depending on your preference. 

  • Offered in two sizes: II (3-5wt lines) and IV (6-9wt lines)
  • 6061 alumimum
  • Large-arbor spool design
  • Die-cast construction
  • Inline disc drag
  • Positive-click drag knob
  • Converts to left- to right-hand retrieve
  • Includes cloth bag
  • If you're buying a reel or spool and fly line, we'll be happy to rig it up for you, please give us a call at (855)-712-0513 for details
  • Item #ORV0007

Tech Specs

6061 aluminum
Drag System
positive drag click system
Backing Capacity
[II] (WF4) 125 yards, (WF5) 100 yards, (WF6) 75 yards, [IV] (WF7) 225 yards, (WF8) 200 yards, (WF9) 175 yards
[II] 3.5 in, [IV] 3.75 in
Fly Line Weight
[II] 4WF, 5WF, 6WF, [IV] 7WF, 8WF, 9WF
Left and Right Handed Operation
Claimed Weight
[II] 5.57 oz, [IV] 6.34 oz
Recommended Use
fly fishing
Manufacturer Warranty
25 years

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Can this reel be used for saltwater fishing?

Although it is not specifically designed for salt water it can be used, however it needs to be rinsed and the interior pieces need to be oiled after every salt water use. If you are looking for a dedicated saltwater reel i would look at something that has a fully sealed drag as well as being an anodized aluminum reel.

Take a look at the TFO BVK reel.

Or the Lamson Guru Type 2.