For most steelheaders and warmwater anglers, line control and casting distance are of the utmost importance, and the Clearwater 107-4 is the perfect rod for the job. The added length provides astonishing mending ability and more than enough power to turn over hefty flies and corral larger fish. Ideal for most light saltwater and steelhead applications, and perfectly suited for float tubing, the Clearwater 107-4 is a unique, versatile, and shockingly affordable alternative to some higher-priced specialty rods. Saltwater reel seat with cork-and-EVA foam fighting butt.
Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 14 reviews
12 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Orvis Customer service -
By: IainB from Western Isles
I got this rod as a replacement for my Western 3 after breaking the top section. I love the rod very solid and casts well, can handle decent fish as played and landed a 5lb Grilse in the first week. the cork handle could probably be better quality but the all round rod is great. Also Orvis customer service deserve a mention they were great and kept me informed throughout the process.
Heavy to work with.. -
By: silversniper from Norway/Finland
Used it for a week to land atlantic salmon in Norway. The rod is quite stiff and heavy to use. Line weight recommendation is wrong. Even 8 line weight was too light. Had use 9 line weight to pick up some distance. Caught several fish between 4 and 14 lbs. Did not loose a single one I hooked, so big credit for that!
Great rod -
Excellent rod at an unbeatable price. Thrown several different rods from several different company's and this one felt the best. Also, the CS is amazing. Everyone was real knowledgable and loved to give pointers and tips. Overall great experience.
Excellent boat rod -
By: Aplf1 from Kent
I received this rod as a warranty replacement for my old Western Competition Flex 8wt. I consider this a far more pleasant rod to use than the older one. All of my lines are Airflo 7/8's & this casts them with considerably more delicacy than the Western. I wouldn't want to attempt to wrench a di5 or di7 from under the surface with this but have no need to as I'm not a competition fisherman or in any sort of a rush! It really is a sweet casting rod when using the floater, intermediate or di3 & it is a class above its predecessor. I'd recommend this rod to anyone fishing reservoirs & small lakes. If you fish di5 & di7 lines I'd advise you buy an 8 wt as well! All in all, an excellent rod only let down by the cork handle. Other rods in this price range have excellent cork but this isn't among them. I realise the rod is built to a price but this is one area that has to be improved upon, I'm not the only one saying this am I? I'd genuinely suggest that you buy 2 of them, a 7 & an 8 weight! However, it's still a great rod with the best warranty on the market.
My favorite rod! -
By: Steelhead13 from Akron, OH
I bought this a few years back and it has become my favorite rod. It loads great and mending is practically effortless. Bought it for Great Lakes steelhead and carp and it has not let me down. Great product for the price and I would recommend it to anyone Thanks, Orvis, for this rod.
Disappointing Step Down -
By: 4SeasonAngler from Madison, Wi
I owned three other Clearwater/Rocky Mountain series rods. All were excellent rods and outstanding values. This new series of Clearwaters is a considerable step down in quality from its predecessors. This 10-7 has a mushy, whippy, spineless action. The taper is completely indiscernible in the cast thus making it unpleasant to cast and a poor choice for novices who should be feeling the cast in order to time it. Moreover the rod loads poorly ( I cast it with Orvis 7# Saltwater line) and yet lacks power in longer presentations or with sink tips. Very, very disappointed and hope the line improves.
Best bang for your cuk -
By: dealm9 from Cleveland, OH
This rod is a luxury to use and for the price you can't beat it. I used a cheaply made rod before this and the difference was incredible. Works great on Steelhead Alley!
Rods works really good -
By: Ramli from Singapore
The rods works really well,casting makes smooth and perfect with the flexible tips,thanks,really love the rod a lot.
Excellent Rod -
Just got back from the Rogue River. I had a fortunate day with my guide on a drift boat landing several steelhead and couldn't have asked for more from a rod. It's an excellent rod with great line control for casting long nymph set-ups, mending and managing steelhead in the 5-7 pound range.