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Ross CLA Fly Reel #2 - Best Drag System for the Money in Spey Reels

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BLACK-5 Ross CLA Fly Reels - Black - #5
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Product Description:

Buy a RIO Gold WF Floating Fly Line along with this reel and we'll spool it all up for you! Just let us know in the order comments which hand retrieve you would like your reel set up with and we'll install backing and the fly line free of charge!

Ross CLA Fly Reels

"The CLA is considered without question the BEST value in fly reels!"

The CLA has set the standard for affordable, hybrid large arbor fly reels. The CLA series incorporates a superior drag mechanism that is extraordinarily smooth, heat resistant and provides incredible stopping power. While the CLA is offered at a reasonable price, no options have been overlooked. Each reel in this series is designed with a unique diameter and width to maximize the properties of drag consistency and quick line retrieval. The CLA has become our favorite for anglers that are looking for an American made, high quality, reasonably priced fly reel.

CLA 4-7 (Larger Components for Bigger Fish!)
The mechanical design of all CLA reels is consistent throughout the series, but improvements have been made to the four largest sizes to support their use in battling bigger fish. The CLA (sizes 4-7) have a larger sized drag knob, handle and spool cap, but most importantly, they have a STRONGER DRAG SYSTEM. To ensure smooth performance with fast-running fish, the four larger sized CLA reels have also been equipped with oil-impregnated bushings for improved spool rotation. The frame and spool have been reinforced to eliminate flexing when battling the "big boys." With a wide range of sizes available, the CLA series is appropriate for any fishing application. And because of its great size, dependability, drag performance and affordable price, the CLA (sizes 4-7) have become one of the most popular Spey series on the market today.

  • FRAME/SPOOL MATERIAL 6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy
  • MANUFACTURING SPECIFICATIONS Fully machined, 1 piece frame, 1 piece spool with a Delrin pressed hub - manufactured on automated CNC machining centers
  • DRAG MATERIAL Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon - space-age polymer that is durable, heat resistant, self-lubricating and maintenance free
  • DRAG MECHANISM Delrin 500AF to anodized aluminum interface - push frame friction disc drag system
  • DRAG ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM Redundancy radial pawl engagement
  • SPOOL ROTATION MECHANISM Delrin hub rotating on a stainless steel spindle (Sizes 1-3), oil impregnated bronze bushing rotating on a stainless steel spindle (Sizes 4-7)
  • FLY ROD COVERAGE 2wt. - 13wt. & Spey 6wt. - 12wt.
  • FISHING APPLICATION Designed for use in all freshwater and saltwater fishing environments

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Ross CLA Fly Reel November 23, 2014
Reviewer: David McElvogue from Des Moines, IA United States  
As far as I'm concerned, this is just about the best fly reel you can get at any price!

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Best Drag Out There! May 14, 2013
Reviewer: alaskaflyfisher826 from Anchorage, AK  
I have never seen a reel that would hold up to 4 years of catching Kings in Alaska and Steelhead on Kodiak without ever having to work on the drag one bit... until I found the CLA

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Best Reel for the Money January 2, 2012
Reviewer: Dwayne Hammond from Northern Cal  
The guys at Red's set me up with one of these and claimed that there wasn't another reel in this price range that could touch it. I needed a reel for my spey rod and wanted something solid enough for big steelhead and even a King Salmon but didn't want to spend too much because I wasn't sure how much I would use my spey rod.  This reel has been awesome.  I bought it 2 years ago and recently came back to this website to order one for my 7 weight bonefish rod and wanted to share my experience.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 Star Reel December 18, 2011
Reviewer: Frank M from Richland  
I have been using my CLA 5 reel several years now and have yet to have a problem with it on any Steelhead from the Clearwater "B" runs and my Deathstar 7126-4 to the Deschutes and the 6 pounders. It also travels to Belize every winter. May have a few scratches and dings but still runs like a Timex.

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