Quote Originally Posted by rawfish View Post
I am also trying to decide if the orvis clearwater reel is a good choice (although noone has mentioned it)
We sell the Orvis Clearwater and the Encounter and they have been very well received. Many of our customers use the Clearwater IV and Encounter IV in saltwater. We have not had a complaint come back to us yet. That said, the reel has only been on the market for about 18 months so I don't have any long term usage feedback. Seems like a well constructed reel though and a good value.