Clearwater 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod

Fish small and large water with this versatile 5 weight fly rod.

Details

3 oz. 8'6", 4-piece, Fly Rod for 5-wt. line.

Perfect for everything from secluded brook trout streams to wind-beaten western freestone rivers, the Clearwater 865-4 is the ideal mid-sized trout rod. Strong enough to handle large foam-bodied flies, yet equally adept with tiny zebra midges, this rod can handle the paces, and excel while doing so. A great value at an unbelievable price, this rod is as versatile as it is functional. Take one with you on your next adventure. You'll always remember why you did.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 19 reviews

5-star:
12
4-star:
6
3-star:
1
2-star:
0
1-star:
0

18 of 19 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great Trout Rod - 9/18/2014
    By: from Knoxville, TN

    This is a great trout rod for both small streams and large rivers. I use it in the Smokey Mountains and the Clinch River here in East Tennessee and it performs wonderfully with dry flies, dry/dropper, and nymph/indicator setups. I do want to mention if you plan on throwing heavy weighted streamers go with a 6 or 7 weight. Otherwise for the price this is an awesome trout rod.

  • 5/5

    AMAZING! - 9/12/2014
    By: from Knoxville, TN

    This was my first "REAL" fly rod and I absolutely love it. Definitely worth the money. On top of the great rod Orvis has exceptional customer service! A 25 year warranty to repair or replace for $30 makes this rod even more worth the money. Especially since I just broke the tip off of mine this morning.

  • 4/5

    Great rod - 8/19/2014
    By: from Wayne, PA

    Set this up for my son, and he almost didn't get it out of my hands. Really like the action of the rod and will definitely be using it as much as I can. This is the second Clearwater I've purchased and have been impressed with them both. My wife had hers on a trout trip to Montana and our guide told us how much he loves the rods as well. Nice work, Orvis!

  • 5/5

    Winning Rod - 7/31/2014
    By: from Walla Walla, WA

    Great "fishability", quality, price point, warranty and service. What more could one want?

  • 4/5

    good price - 7/1/2014
    By: from NC

    good rod and great case with it rod cast good and is the best at 8'6'' for mid sized trout streams

  • 5/5

    fly rod - 6/15/2014
    By: from Roanoke VA

    The Clearwater 5-weight rod is very easy to use and is very compact .

  • 5/5

    excellent... - 5/15/2014
    By:

    I went to the local fly shop in search of a 10ft, 4 or 5 weight. I tried a Hardy Greys 10ft that was ok. I knew about the Clearwater series but unfortunately the owner didn't have any 10fters in stock. So, I figured just to get a sense of the orvis' I would try out the 8'6". I was impressed right from the first false cast. Smooth, quick, light, and powerful. So I bought the 8'6" as well as ordered the 10ft 5wt. I fished the 8'6" last weekend on a local small stream and absolutely loved it! effortless roll casting. Despite feeling delicate and light it threw a 2 nymph-shot-indicator rig easily and fired a #6 weighted wooly bugger like a rifle. Yeah, I really like this rod. Can't wait to fish the 10 footer now...

  • 4/5

    4/21/2014
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  • 5/5

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  • 5/5

    Great Quality! - 2/4/2014
    By:

    It is obvious that there is a high standard for quality at every level of Orvis gear, and this rod is no exception. Love it!

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