03-29-2009, 09:02 PM
Re: Ross CLA or Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor
I didn't check the weight of the Orvis, but the Ross CLA is a real piggy at
7.2 oz. The Ross is a "mid-arbor", but lots of reels like that are marketed as
large arbor. The arbor is certainly larger than the original Cimmaron, and it
might hold more backing than a real large arbor reel.
LL Bean is selling Ross Rhythm reels at a substantial discount right now, but
only at the retail stores. I bought a Rhythm 3.5 for my 8wt, and paid $179.
Spare spools were marked down to $59! Being cheap, I didn't get an extra