Clearwater 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod

Fish small and large water with this versatile 5 weight fly rod.


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.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 26 reviews


24 of 26 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5

    breaks - 8/16/2015

    The fly rod broke twice, once while testing it on a roll cast, and another when using it 3 days later on a branch. It is very smooth and great action but I see why there is a warranty on it as this rod will break several times creating an inconvenience.

  • 4/5


  • 5/5

    Excellent combo - 6/5/2015
    By: from Iowa

    purchased the combo package with the reel and line. Outstanding quality and service before and after the sale.

  • 4/5


  • 5/5

    Scored with this Gift! - 1/6/2015
    By: from Alabama

    Our son received this as a Christmas present -- he can't wait to put it to use!!

  • 4/5

    Price & Value - 12/2/2014
    By: from Charleston, WV

    This is the second Clearwater rod I have purchased. Excellent value for Eastern streams.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Great Trout Rod - 9/18/2014
    By: from Knoxville, TN

    This is a great trout rod for both small streams and large rivers. I use it in the Smokey Mountains and the Clinch River here in East Tennessee and it performs wonderfully with dry flies, dry/dropper, and nymph/indicator setups. I do want to mention if you plan on throwing heavy weighted streamers go with a 6 or 7 weight. Otherwise for the price this is an awesome trout rod.

  • 5/5

    AMAZING! - 9/12/2014
    By: 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.

  • 4/5

    Great rod - 8/19/2014
    By: 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!

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