The CLA has set the standard for affordable large arbor fly reels by incorporating a superior drag mechanism that is extraordinarily smooth, heat resistant and provides incredible stopping power. While it may be offered at a reasonable price, this is by no means a budget “compromise” reel as no options have been overlooked. The series is fully machined out of a proprietary aluminum alloy, fully anodized for protection and built to take the type of abuse applied to a reel that is used every day of the season. This is why the CLA is the most popular reel for outfitters and guides who demand unwavering performance in an affordable package. This is the same reason the CLA is also our dealers’ favorite for anglers that are looking for an American made, high quality, reasonably priced fly reel. With a wide range of sizes available, there is a reel in this series appropriate for any fishing situation.
While the mechanical design is consistent throughout the series, 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 strenghtened drag system. The frame and spool have also been reinforced to eliminate flexing when battling the “big boys”. And because of its line capacity, dependability, drag performance and affordable price, the CLA sizes 4-7 have become one of the most popular spey series on the market today.