Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod

This 8 weight fly rod has the extra length for long distance line control.

Details

4⅜ oz. 10', 4-piece, Fly Rod for 8-wt. line.

Steelhead fishing requires constant concentration and never-ending line adjustments. Turn mending into an afterthought with the Clearwater 108-4. With an astounding reserve of power, the 10-foot length provides ample leverage to pick up large amounts of line, with a reach that transforms mending from a chore into a pleasure. Cast baitfish patterns over the breakers for stripers or swing streamers for steelhead through the winter. This rod can handle it all, in a lightweight and durable, yet inexpensive, package. Saltwater reel seat with cork-and-EVA foam fighting butt.

Reviews

Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod is rated 4.5833 out of 5 by 12.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Addition Great Combo Simply stated: Great Combo. This rod in my opinion has the perfect combination of flex, power, and weight ratio. It feels good in my hands, have not had any defects, fitments or any other complications with it. I am very happy with my purchase. The cork handle at least mine does not have any deformation, or defects, colorant of rod, reel seat, stripping guides, and snake guides are all very good. It may not be a expensive rod and reel combo, but it gets me to the water, excites me to use the combo, and feels good using it. Not sure what else you could ask for...Maybe a fish ON! Orvis has a wonderful technical staff that assisted me in this combo choice, leaders, tipets, and actually took the time to explain why some are better than others and how this rod and reel will fit what I intended to use it for. Primarily Steelhead. Product is excellent, Customer service and direction is excellent, Online information, tutorials, and advice also excellent. I am very happy I made my purchase at Orvis; will be purchasing from them very soon! Thank you!. In addition to this rod and reel combo, I highly recommend "The ORVIS Fly-Fishing Guide" tons of great information for beginners, intermediates, and i'm sure information for advanced fly fisherman. Very happy with my purchases from ORVIS.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice rod I purchased this rod planning for redfish but a red tide pretty much ruined that. So, I found some freshwater and threw a grasshopper pattern for a few hours and caught a few bass. I found this rod quite forgiving. My only other fly rod is a 6 weight, so this was an adjustment for me. I've only been fly fishing for 3-4 years, so still a bit of a novice. Great rod for the price.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Great rod especially for the money. I use it for bass, steelhead and salmon and this rod always gets the job done.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Bass Fly Rod Has the backbone and action necessary for big heavy bass bugs and large streamers. Casts well and is able to turn a fishes head away from thick cover. A solid bass rod, but too stiff for crappie / bream / etc. A rod for larger harder fighting fish. Minus one star for the lack of a guide for holding the lure when switching rods, which requires either putting the hook in the cork or securing it to the stripper guide.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10' 8 wt Clearwater Rod/Reel I am a NW Montana 5-6 wt river/stream fly fisherman with no ocean fly fishing experience. I had a necessary "non-fun" trip to Northern California. I decided to enjoy some evening fly fishing during this trip in the Northern Cal Pacific Waters (above Frisco). I contacted the San Jose, Ca Store to get set up after researching the Clearwater Combo. Nathan (Manager) received my phone call and helpfully guided me into the 10' 8 Wt Clearwater Combo and set it aside for me upon my arrival. Upon my arrival at the San Jose Orvis Store, employee Edward greeted me and then set up the Clearwater for me. He further assisted me in selecting some basic ocean flies and helped me get dialed in with leaders and tippet rigs. Edward offered some of the best customer service that I have ever received. Thank you. The 10 Footer casted with authority. The reel functioned well and did a great job holding and retrieving the line. The location that I was at was dangerous to cast into. Powerful waves came in sets and hindered my casting options and threatened to sweep me and the Clearwater Combo off the rocks. However, I was able to get some hits during lulls in the powerful wave sets. The rod responded with excitement. I am actually glad that a fish did not hook up because I do not think that I could have landed it due to extreme hazards. Just casting the Clearwater and getting a couple hits was satisfying enough for me. I have a trip to Seattle, Wa tomorrow and the Clearwater will be traveling with. Hopefully, I will get to land some fish this time. I will be visiting the Bellevue, Wa Store. Thank you Orvis.
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great road for the price This is a great rod for the price. I use this for steelhead fishing with a strike indicator. Only suggestion for improvement is the quality of the cork handle. The cork has a lot of defects that are filled with some material that after a while shrinks and falls out making gripping it unpleasant.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Combo Great combo. Bought for MD stripers and NB Atlantic salmon. Used on 3-day salmon trip... casted very well... no fish hooked so I can't speak to the live action. Had a bad cork handle which Orvis replaced very quickly. Great company... great gear. Thanks Orvis.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Additional Rod Now having tried this rod several I have no hesitation to give 9/10 it handles the lines very well and no major effort required putting a good distance of line out, fights a fish and you are completely in control. Being a 4 piece fits nicely in boot or as a spare in the boat, and compliments all my other fishing gear, my only moan is this rod has NO hook eye when not in use.
Date published: 2013-07-11
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