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: 4.6/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 16 reviews

5 stars 5-star:
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4 stars 4-star:
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3 stars 3-star:
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15 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 4/5

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  • 5/5 stars 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!

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Best rod for the price - 12/15/2013
    By:

    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.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Great Rod - 11/13/2013
    By: from Henderson, TN

    Great rod at a good price. Excellent for novice fishers.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Recommended - 8/22/2013
    By: from Park City, Utah

    I've only had a chance to use it a few times on the Provo River, Utah. Action was excellent all the way from 10 inch browns to 18 inch plus fish. I primarily fish wet and the rod was comfortable and not stressful when casting up to four hours.

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