Orvis Clearwater® Fly Rod Outfit · 9'0" · 5 wt.


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Line weight
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5 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.

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Rod length9'0"
Line weight5 wt
StyleSingle hand
Grip typeFull wells
Fishing typeFly
Reel line weight3 - 5 wt
ColorBlack / Brown
Water typeFreshwater
Reel or SpoolReel
Arbor sizeLarge
Drag typeDisc
Reel weight (oz)5.4
Yards backingWF4: 125 yds./20lb, WF5: 100 yds./20lb, WF6: 75 yds./20lb
Reel diameter (in)3.5
WarrantyOrvis Great Catch Guarantee

Matt Beam owns this product
The Orvis Clearwater fly rod outfit is the perfect outfit for beginner fly fishers who are looking for a quality set up that will grow with their fly fishing experience. This outfit is offered in multiple sizes making it great for many fly fishing applications. I personally use these outfits with my clients on guided trips in Western NC and... Read more
Ideal for
  • Step up from a beginner fly rod outfit
  • Paired with a great fly line that allows the rod to work as it should.
  • 25 year "No Fault Warranty"
Not ideal for
  • Limited casting range
  • Die- Cast reel is not as durable as a fully machined fly reel
  • No hook keeper on the rod
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Matt Beam
Fly Fishing Expert
Joseph Smith owns this product
Entry-level fly fishing anglers looking for a combination package should consider the Orvis Clearwater outfit. The rod is a moderate to fast action rod that is easy for beginners to cast. The cast aluminum reel features a strong drag capable of handling most freshwater situations. The outfit comes complete with a floating weight forward fly line and... Read more
Ideal for
  • This is an entry level outfit that will grow with the angler.
  • The moderate to fast action rod is easy to cast.
  • This product is backed by a 25 year warranty.
Not ideal for
  • This is an entry level rod and reel that more experienced anglers might not prefer.
Reviewed by:
Joseph Smith
Fly Fishing Expert
Joshua Britton owns this product
This is a great product. It handles big fish very well and has great casting capabilities. This would be awesome for beginner to amateur fly fishers. The setup is a little bit on the heavier side for small stream and creek fishing but could still get the job done if need be. It also possesses a good drag system that... Read more
Ideal for
  • Easy to cast
  • Sturdy backbone with great flexibility
  • Great drag system for handling bigger fish
Not ideal for
  • On the bigger side for small stream and creek fly fishing
Reviewed by:
Joshua Britton
Fly Fishing Expert

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Not for the avid angler

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Jul 12, 2024
I’m an avid fly fisherman in Idaho. I fish at least once a week year around. This rod does have a nice cast, solid deal for a combo, and fun to fight fish on. However, it is NOT durable at all. The tip has broke twice, and butt section just broke while putting the rod together before a float. I’ve owned the rod less than 1.5 years and purchased new. Also it’s $60 for replacement tips which come in about 5 days. Butt section requires you to send the whole rod in with a 4-6 week repair period which is not ideal during prime dry fly season.
FeelinFishyIDLocation: Idaho
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Clearwaters are uncommonly awesome

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Jul 11, 2024
Our School uses all four of the Orvis rod models and while my personal favorite is the Helios, I am amazed at the value of a Clearwater. In this case, we use Clearwater 9'-8 wt for drift boat fishing for bass and the 9'-4 wt for wading (trout). These rods are spot-on and strong value.
Margo Lola Fly FishingLocation: Driftless Region (Wisconsin)
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