Ross CLA Fly Fishing Reel

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CLA (CIMARRON LARGE ARBOR) Possibly the best value in a fly reel!
Made in USA, Machined From Bar Stock = $165-$290 !!!
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It was when the non-reversible roller bearing in my fancy, expensive European reel froze beyond repair for the second time that the wisdom in the design of the American made Ross CLA reel series really hit home. CLA's have no roller bearings.  Instead they have self-lubricating bronze bushings; older technology, simpler, but more practical and superior in a wet environment. The fact that you can own 2 1/2 CLA's for the price of that fancy European reel is also appealing. Comments about the CLA in a conversation with Brian Silvey is what first made me take a closer look at these reels. Brian spends more days on the water in one year than many anglers spend in their whole lives. Brian tests gear for outfits like Simms, Sage, Winston & TFO, because if gear will stand up to Brian, it will likely last for anybody. So when Brian said he was having good luck with the Ross ClA's he was using for client reels, I bought two of them. They are now more than two full seasons old and although scarred up a little, they are both in perfect working order with no maintenance of any kind. I recently purchased a third CLA, and now own four extra spools. I use them on my best Spey rods and am not afraid to loan them to my most valuable clients. 

Mark Bachmann 09/28/08, using a Ross CLA-6 on the Deschutes River.

Tested by the best fly fishing guides!
The Ross CLA Reels have been fully tested by the best steelhead guides.

The CLA is an affordable hybrid large arbor fly reel that carries the name of one of Ross’ oldest and most popular series. However the CLA is a big departure from the original Cimarron design. It incorporates our newest generation drag mechanism that is extraordinarily smooth, heat resistant and provides incredible stopping power. The CLA matches the Cimarron in durability and affordable price, but offers a stronger drag, greater drag range and sensitivity, more pleasant incoming and outgoing sound, hybrid large arbor configuration, innovative conversion mechanism and other additional features that anglers have come to expect with modern fly reel design. Each reel in this series is designed with a specific diameter and width to maximize the properties of drag consistency and line retrieval. The CLA will set a new standard for what anglers come to expect from an American made, high-quality, reasonably priced fly reel.

LA 4-7 (Larger Components for Bigger Fish!)
The mechanical operation of the CLA is consistent throughout the series, but improvements have been made to the CLA sizes 4-7 to support their use when battling bigger fish. When comparing them to the smaller sized CLA reels, you will find that the 4-7 reels have a larger drag knob, handle and spool cap, but most importantly, they have a STRONGER DRAG SYSTEM. To ensure smooth performance with fast-running fish, these larger four sizes have also been equipped with oil impregnated bushings for spool rotation. The frame and spool have also been reinforced to eliminate flexing. With a wide range of sizes available, the CLA series is appropriate for any fishing application, including Spey.

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 machines.
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: Dual redundancy radial pawl engagement.
Spool Rotation Mechanism: Delrin hub rotating on a stainless steel spindle, oil impregnated bronze bushings rotating on a stainless steel spindle (Sizes 4-7).

Number of Reels in Series: 8
Fly Rod Coverage: 2 wt. – 13 wt. and  Spey 6wt. – 12wt.
Fishing Application: Designed for use in all freshwater, warmwater and saltwater fishing environments.











Width (spool):



















4.2 oz.

4.4 oz.

4.7 oz.

5.4 oz.

7.6 oz.

8.1 oz.

9.0 oz.

9.7 oz.

Line Weight:

2-4 Wt.

3-5 Wt.

4-6 Wt.

5-7 Wt.

7-9 Wt.

8-10 Wt.

10-12 Wt.

11-13 Wt.










Spey Lines:









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Ross CLA Reels & Spools in Grey Mist Color
Item Description Size Price To Top
ROSS CLA 3R Ross CLA Reel, Grey Mist
3 $210
ROSS CLA 4S Ross CLA Spool, Grey Mist
4 $130
ROSS CLA 7S Ross CLA Spool, Grey Mist
7 $165

Ross CLA Reels & Spools in Black Color
Item Description Size Price To Top
ROSS CLA 3R Ross CLA Reel, Black
3 $210
ROSS CLA 6S Ross CLA Spool, Black
6 $155

Please specify which hand you prefer to wind your reel with, 
so we may set the retrieve direction for you.



Please specify if you wish us to install a fly line on your new reel or extra spool.  Then make your selection from
Fly Line Section. We will install the proper size
and amount of
Micron Backing at no extra charge.



ROSS REELS since 1971. ROSS REELS are unconditionally guaranteed against manufacturer's defects in material and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the Reel.  If your Reel should need attention, please return it to Ross Reels, One Ponderosa Court Montrose, CO 81401.  It will be promptly attended to.

The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR

1(800) 266-3971

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