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Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod
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The Orvis Clearwater fly rod is a great rod for beginner fly anglers. It’s action is suited for fly anglers to learn casting at short ranges. It’s a very durable fly rod as well. This rod is a little overprice compared to other beginner type fly rods, however it does have a 25 year warranty in comparison to most other rods that beginner fly fisherman would feel comfortable with having a 1 year limited warranty. Having no hook keeper built into the rod is the biggest con of this fly rod. The Orvis Clearwater fly rod is a quality rod to learn fly casting, and hook sets as the slower action of the rod is very well suited for learning casting feel, and super sensitive to strikes.

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(4.0/5) 2 Expert reviews
  • Perfect casting feel for beginning fly anglers
  • Super sensitive tip section to detect strikes
  • Highly durable build
  • No hook keeper built into rod
  • Slower action rod limiting range of casting and fighting wind
  • Low grade cork in grip
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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.

Medium, Fast
Fly fishing type
Nymphs, Streamers, Dries, Euro
Rod material
Single hand
Water type
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Joseph Smith
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This rod is a solid fly rod designed for beginner to intermediate fly fishermen. This rod can be used in either fresh or saltwater and as such, makes a great back up rod for more advanced anglers. The moderate fast action of this rod allows for a variety of casting styles and is forgiving of beginning anglers' mistakes.

  • Moderate Fast Action
  • Forgiving casting stroke
  • Comfortable Cork Grip
  • Entry Level Components
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