The new Clearwater® Rod Series is not just a cosmetic facelift, but a complete overhaul from the ground up by Orvis' Vermont rod designers. Everything has changed except the value. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.