Clearwater 5-weight 9' Fly Rod

The 9' 5-weight Clearwater is an excellent all-around trout rod.


3¼ oz. 9', 4-piece, Fly Rod for 5-wt. line.

A 9-foot 5-weight fly rod is pretty standard fare in trout towns from Alaska to Maine, but our Clearwater 905-4 is anything but ordinary. Never before has there been such a quality rod at such an affordable price. With all-new profiles and tapers taken directly from our award-winning Helios technology, the 9-foot 5-weight Clearwater combines lightweight power with exceptional line control, resulting in a true multipurpose rod for trout bums and beyond.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 52 reviews


51 of 52 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great Rod, with even better service! - 4/12/2015
    By: from North Carolina

    I am 13 years old and got this rod this Christmas after fishing with a spinning rod since I was 7. I immediately was able to learn to cast thanks to the balance and feel of this rod. It has a light crisp feel, and has great reach for nymphing. I went on my second major fishing trip last week and caught 24 trout in the first day with this rod! Sadly I broke the rod on the second day of the trip. I finished the trip with a borrowed rod and as soon as I got home I packed it up and sent it off to be repaired. Great customer service! Even though I broke this rod, I highly recommend this to beginners and experts alike! Mainly because of the great warranty on it! Thank you Orvis for the great product! Tight Lines!

  • 5/5

    Great deal with great service - 3/30/2015
    By: from Dearing GA

    Bought this rod about a month ago and I love it!!! The service is top notch too I was on a fishing trip when my rod broke and they hooked me up with an Orvis dealer so that I could keep on fishing with out losing any time on the water!!!!

  • 5/5

    Could not be Happyer - 3/24/2015
    By: from Cold Spring, NY

    I am going on 2 years with this rod and reel, I am very satisfied!

  • 5/5

    Best first rod ever - 1/24/2015
    By: from Los Angeles, CA

    I'm writing this review after a year of the purchase. I can tell now that the Clearwater 9' 5w is the best first rod you will ever find. I used it in many different ways, fishing from streams to lakes, dryly, nymphing and also streamers. I typically use this for bass and trout and the action of the rod is amazing. For the price you pay is the best you can get.

  • 5/5

    Good rod! - 12/28/2014
    By: from Texas

    Good, quality rod with no issues as of yet! Only been using it a few weeks but really happy with it!

  • 5/5

    Wonderful - 12/26/2014
    By: from Rapid City SD

    Replacement for entry level rod and reel and just fantastic

  • 5/5

    borrowed a friend's, ended up buying my own - 12/17/2014
    By: from Colorado

    After borrowing a good friend's Clearwater rig, I liked it so much that I ended up buying my own. 'nuff said.

  • 5/5

    Clearwater 9' 5 (Rod Only) - 10/29/2014
    By: from NC

    Your equipment should entice you to hit the water, not hold you back. I spent my first two years fishing with a cheap outfit. Let's just say the butt section weighed more than this entire rod. I was amazed at the quality of the Clearwater for the price. Great action, perfect for trout. Throw on the 25 year guarantee and you can't say no. I matched this with the Orvis Hydros 3 since I got a good discount at the local shop. This combo is deadly.

  • 5/5

    Clearwater Rod - 9/2/2014
    By: from Dallas, TX

    As always with Orvis, an outstanding product with one of the best warranty's in the business. You do pay a little more with Orvis, but with that you can always be assured of getting great quality.

  • 5/5

    Excellence in fly fishing. - 8/8/2014
    By: from Smithfield, VA

    This is an excellent rod. I love the feel of the rod in my hand. It is so well balanced. The quality of the rod is absolutely fantastic. I love Orvis products because they back them up with a great guarantee.

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