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From Wisconsin smallies and Wyoming cutthroats to Jersey strippers, Floridian bones, and Bahamas tarpon.
Remember to breathe when you jump a 125-pound tarpon in Islamorda, land a good-sized brown on the Provo, or fight a feisty rainbow while you wade in a high-mountain Montana lake. The Orvis Clearwater 4-Piece Fly Rod casts with power and accuracy, without losing any feel, for a variety of species in rivers, lakes, or streams. The Clearwater rods come specific for freshwater or saltwater, and all rods feature Helios technology for lighter weight and more response with flex profiles that are well-suited for each rod's application.
- Helios technology
- Four-piece configuration
- Gunsmoke aluminum reel seat
- Emerald green graphite blank, dark olive wraps with silver tipping, and chrome snake guides
- Cork and rubber fighting butt on saltwater rods (#6-12)
- Includes green Cordura tube with divided interior, carry handle
- Tapers designed in Manchester, Vermont
- Item #ORV0003
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought the 9 ft. 5 wt. Orvis Clearwater as part of my first setup and I love it. I have probably used this rod on the water at least 100 times, both in salt and fresh water. The Clearwater is a medium action rod that has been a great all around trout rod for casting dries, nymph rigs and even medium-large streamers.
The only complaint I have about this rod is the double screw on the reel seat sometimes gets stuck and is difficult to realign.
9ft 5wt Clearwater rod
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Incredible rod for the price, only thing that irks me is that the dots on the ferrules don't line up correctly with the line guides.. I suppose it could be expected from a product made in China, I would rather have no dots on the rod sections at all if they're going to be off.