Orvis New Clearwater Series: Single and Double Hand Rods - Details
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| The new Orvis Clearwater® Rod Series is not a cosmetic facelift, but a complete overhaul from the ground up by their rod designers. Everything has changed but the value. It's still the best fly rod you can buy for the money, but with a significant upgrade in performance and looks in a comprehensive series that covers every angler from small stream addicts to Skagit slinging two-handers. Each rod was designed with a purpose-built profile and action to handle the kind of fishing the rod model would be traditionally used for, from medium-action small stream rods to medium-fast freshwater rods and fast-action big game rods.|
Blanks are black chrome with white accents
Quick rod identifier on the blank
Chrome snake and stripping guide with a ceramic insert
Full black nickel aluminum reel seats
Rods with fighting butts have composite tips for durability
Two-handed rods have composite on the tip of the foregrip
Comes with gray rod tube
Designed in Vermont
NEW CLEARWATER FLY ROD MODELS
Clearwater® 3-Weight 7'6"
The Clearwater 3-Weight 7'6" Fly Rod is an exceptional small stream rod that provides the delicacy and precision of a higher priced premium rod. When high mountain streams or spring creeks call, the medium action Clearwater 763-4 answers with all the performance, casting pleasure, and feel you would expect from an Orvis designed rod.
Clearwater® 4-Weight 8'6"
The Clearwater 4-Weight 8'6" Fly Rod is a versatile trout rod in the sweet spot of length and line weight. It has the ability to place a dry fly deftly on the surface, fire a small streamer at a cut bank, or even handle a light nymph rig close in. If trout or even light bass and panfish are the target, the Clearwater 864-4 is a clear choice for versatility and value.
Clearwater® 4-Weight 9'
The Clearwater 4-Weight 9' Fly Rod is the perfect light-line rod for bigger water with the reach and power for longer casts, more line control in mending and nymphing, but still with the touch and light feel to present dry flies to a rising fish at distance and control the line for longer drifts. Excellent reach and line control for fishing smaller streamers across and down larger streams and rivers. Long and powerful, yet light and responsive, the Clearwater 904-4 is a rod that will provide you with a remarkable fly rod return on investment.
Clearwater® 5-Weight 8'6"
The Clearwater 5-Weight 8'6" Fly Rod continues the legacy of this iconic length and line weight. Considered by many the perfect trout rod, for many fly anglers this was the first model purchased. The legendary Superfine Orvis Henry's Fork rod was an 8'6" 5-weight. It offers a versatile length that's at home on large or small water, a line weight that allows for the enjoyment of small trout and yet can handle large trout and light bass with ease. Whether you're looking for versatility, a daily driver that hangs rigged and ready on the wall, or the one and only fly rod you own, the Clearwater 865-4 fills the wallet-friendly bill.
Clearwater® 5-Weight 9'
The Clearwater 5-Weight 9' Fly Rod is a standard for western rivers and bigger eastern water. Not only does it have the length to reach out and control drifts and the power to reach far banks, but the line weight to handle big trout and light bass. Firing a big streamer up and across a big river and reaching out to mend the line and control the drift is right in this rod's wheelhouse. Throwing big attractors with droppers, or big hoppers in the early fall is the perfect task for this rod. If big water and big flies are called for, then the Clearwater 905-4 is the weapon of choice at a price that will keep a lot of travel money in your pocket.
Clearwater® 6-Weight 9'
The Clearwater 6-Weight 9' Fly Rod is a stout trout and light bass fly rod that can handle big, heavy streamers, big hair poppers, dropper setups, and nymph rigs with ease. This is a great rod for pounding the banks from a drift boat or dropping poppers on the edge of lily pads. This is a must-have rod in Alaska for throwing mouse patterns and drifting egg patterns and flesh flies to big rainbows. The Clearwater 906-4 has the backbone to do the job and then some. There are times when conditions call for big flies to catch big fish and this rod is designed for just that.
Clearwater® 7-Weight 10' Fly Rod
The Clearwater 7-Weight 10' Fly Rod is the single-handed steelheader's go-to rod with all the length and line control necessary for light to medium Midwest steelheading using subsurface nymphing or dead-drift presentations. This rod is also the rod of choice in the UK for use with multiple density lines on reservoirs and still waters.
Clearwater® 8-Weight 9'
The Clearwater 8-Weight 9' Fly Rod joins the Orvis 908-4 arsenal as the most popular big game rod model for species from big freshwater bass to bonefish, stripers, and false albacore. Any traveling angler, whether headed to the tropics, Bristol Bay, or South America, needs a 908-4 and the Clearwater is not only a great choice in the quiver, but is also a spectacular backup given the remarkable price point. If ever there was trip insurance, this rod is it, but never doubt the fact it is built to be the primary backed by a 25-year guarantee to prove it.
Clearwater® 9-Weight 9'
If ever there was a rod that identified with a particular fishery, it's the Clearwater 9-Weight 9' Fly Rod and the Northeast. Four major species, striped bass, bonito, false albacore, and bluefish, all range the Northeast Coast, and the 9-foot, 9-weight reigns supreme. The Clearwater 909-4 offers the strength to handle all of these fish and to power a line through often tough and windy conditions. But anyone traveling south would be wise to bring this rod as well for snook, permit, bull reds, and even juvenile tarpon. In freshwater, this rod is the perfect pick for big bass in the weeds and carp. The Clearwater 909-4 checks off a lot of boxes in your arsenal and barely scratches the budget.
Clearwater Spey 9-weight 14'
Brave the famed waters of Russia's Ponoi or Norway's Gaula with this burly 14-foot 9-weight rod at your side. Rigged with either Skagit or Scandinavian lines, this lightweight rod has the backbone to make tough casts in windy conditions. Big water is no longer an element to be feared.
Clearwater Spey 8-weight 13'6"
Beefy enough for Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead, Chinook, Silvers and Sea Run Browns, the Clearwater Spey 13'6" 8-weight is ready for big water. Throw Skagit or long-bellied lines in brawny water and know you came to play.
Clearwater Switch 7-weight 11'
Go two-handed when the mood strikes, then punch through the wind with an overhead cast when needs demand. Casting farther with less effort is something all anglers dream of, and we all love a rod that helps us bring that big brown to hand. The 11-foot 7-weight Clearwater Switch rod is ideal for chasing big trout on substantial water, and can carry the battle to summer and winter steelhead when the opportunity presents itself. Lightweight and comfortable to cast, this is the ideal all-around rod for the new two-handed angler.
Clearwater Switch 8-weight 11'
Looking for a rod that can perform when teamed with traditional Spey lines but also shine with newer Scandinavian and Skagit set-ups? Powerful enough for large water yet nimble for smaller salmon and steelhead waters, the 8-weight Clearwater Switch rod can readily be under- or over-weighted with a variety of lines, allowing for versatility in a number of situations and conditions. The shorter 11-foot length allows for ease of casting in tight, challenging environments.
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