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Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod · 8'6" · 4 wt

Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod · 8'6" · 4 wt

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The Orvis Clearwater is an accurate, versatile fly rod with a powerful medium-fast action. Orvis designed this rod to have an entry-level price while still performing well enough for any experience level angler. With its powerful blank, this rod is ideal for longer casts and heavier flies in both fresh and saltwater applications. Key Features: - Medium-Fast Action – Orvis designates the action of this rod as medium-fast, making it ideal for most anglers as it accommodates a wide variety of casting styles. - Chrome Snake and Stripping Guides with Ceramic Inserts – The Clearwater is adorned with chrome guides that are durable and allow for smooth line shooting. - 25-Year Guarantee – Orvis stands by their products and the Clearwater is no exception. Anglers can rest assured that their purchase will be protected in the event of an accidental breakage or unlikely manufacture defect.

Single hand
Medium, Fast
Water type
Grip type
Reverse half wells
Rod material
Fly fishing type
Nymphs, Streamers, Dries, Euro
Fishing type
Fish species
Bonefish, Trout
Fly fishing technique
Dry flies, Nymphs / Wet, Streamers, European / Tightline
Expert product review
Fly Fishing Expert Joel S.
Review by Curated Expert Joel S.
The Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod is an all-around workhorse. I was looking for a “jack of all trades” and I found one in the Clearwater.
Casting Ease
Top down view of a man fishing.
A fishing rod over some rapids.
The resin on the stripping guide cracking after a few years of wear and tear.
Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod · 8'6" · 4 wt
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Dave Jenkins
Dave Jenkins
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

A very well designed rod especially for the price. Orvis has been around for over a decade as has a reputation as being a leader in the fly fishing industry. Medium Fast action rod (not too flexible but also not stiff as a board), light in hand, and overall a very versatile rod for anglers of all levels, not just for beginners! All around freshwater fishing scenarios is where this rod is at home. Trout is I would say it's "bread and butter", but is also a great for targeting other 12"-24" freshwater species. Its stiff enough to handle some of the heaviest rigs you would throw for trout while also having a certain delicate side that is exceptional for throwing, everyone's favorite, dry flies! Also Orvis is kind enough to give out a warranty to this rod so no worries if anything were to break, all is not lost!

Hayden B.
Hayden B.
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

This is a medium action rod, meaning you'll have enough stiffness to surgically place big dries and make short roll casts into those hard to reach pockets. And you'll fish worry-free. Step on it, snap it in a tree, close it in your car door, mauled by bear, for the next 25 years Orvis is going to repair it or replace it with a newer model of equal value - no questions asked.

John T.
John T.
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Excellent rod for throwing streamers or bass bugs. Excels in medium casting ranges. Could serve in light saltwater applications when you travel.

Stefan E.
Stefan E.
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Hands down one of the best rods you can spend money on. Composite tip for added durability. This rod will handle salmon after salmon without breaking much of a sweat.

Aaron Tate
Aaron Tate
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

Arguably the best rod on the market for $200 or less. A tried and tested do-it-all rod from one of the most reputable brands in fly fishing.All around trout fishing. It's perfect for dries, nymphs, small streamers. Big rivers and small creeks, wade fishing and boat fishing. Just a solid all around 5 weight to cover most trout situations.