Orvis

Orvis Clearwater® Fly Rod Outfit · 10'0" · 3 wt.

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ID #5424006

$429.00

Rod length
8'6"
9'0"
10'0"
Line weight
8 wt
3 wt
6 wt
5 wt
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The Curated Take

Matt Beam, Fly Fishing Expert
Joshua Britton, Fly Fishing Expert
Joseph Smith, Fly Fishing Expert
By the Expert Community

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 have been using them with clients for 5 years. These are durable and easy to cast fly rod outfits.

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

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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Craig Dorsey, Fly Fishing Expert
Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
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4.96 average rating

Rod length10'0"
Line weight3 wt
Pieces4
StyleSingle hand
ActionModerate
Grip typeFull wells with fighting butt
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

4.6/5
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
Reviewed by:
Matt Beam
Fly Fishing Expert
3.7/5
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
4.4/5
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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103 customer reviews

Quality Lacking. Warranty on Point

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Feb 10, 2024
Great action on the rod. Have yet to land a fish in this as it has now broken two times in two different sections. Not worth the money for the rod. This is definitely a one star rod IMH. I have a star for the reel, because that hasn’t given me any problems. I have a star for Orvis excellent warranty and customer service. I have other Orvis rods that are 20+ years older and they have never given me an issue. I think I’m going to save up my money for the Recon and give it a shot. I think I just got a rod that somehow got by QC. Still an Orvis fan, just not a fan of the Clearwater line.
NH Angler HunterLocation: New Hampshire
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Good rod

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Jan 27, 2024
Nice balance, lays line out well. Looking forward to Belize!
KusnLocation: Florida
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