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.
Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 18 reviews
17 of 18 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: Raynsteps89 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.
Great rod -
By: shartman32 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!
Winning Rod -
By: mfdhappy from Walla Walla, WA
Great "fishability", quality, price point, warranty and service. What more could one want?
good price -
By: samm11 from NC
good rod and great case with it rod cast good and is the best at 8'6'' for mid sized trout streams
fly rod -
By: GaryPL from Roanoke VA
The Clearwater 5-weight rod is very easy to use and is very compact .
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...
Great Quality! -
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!
Best rod for the price -
This is a nice rod, Casts real nice as well. I think a clearwater II Reel is a bit heavy for it, (rod only waighs 3oz) I went with a BBS II (also 3oz) I wish orvis would make a lighter reel for the clearwater outfits.