A 9-foot 5-weight fly rod is pretty standard fare in trout towns from Alaska to Maine, but our Clearwater 905-4 is anything but ordinary. Never before has there been such a quality rod at such an affordable price. With all-new profiles and tapers taken directly from our award-winning Helios technology, the 9-foot 5-weight Clearwater combines lightweight power with exceptional line control, resulting in a true multipurpose rod for trout bums and beyond.
Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 34 reviews
33 of 34 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Never Looking back again -
By: TahoeFlyTim from Lake Tahoe, Ca
Love This Rod, last year is when i first started fly fishing other then just using bait. At the time i just bought a Cheap Rod setup to get the hang of it and after getting this setup, i don't know why i just never did it in the first place. it's so well balanced, soft but powerful feel to it has no problem casting in the wind. love the look and comes with a case which was a bonus for me so the son wont mess with it. Awesome purchase that doesn't break the bank either. Def. recommend
Love this rod!! -
By: Jrodkeynum2 from Westminster, Md.
This is a great flyrod for the money! No regrets here and orvis expedited the order flawlessly. Rod was at my door in three days. I am one satisfied customer! Would recommend this rod and orvis to anyone who is an avid fly fisherman or a beginner.
clearwater rod -
I am new to fly fishing, but after going several times and borrowing equipment, I was hooked. This is a great rod, flexible, easy to use. It is a great entry level rod.
Extremely Please -
By: Oldflyguy from Florida
Very happy with my 5wt outfit. Was allowed to upgrade the reel to Battenkill II. The casting ability exceeded my expectations ! I use this outfit for Bass but now also plan a Trout trip out west. Orvis is a great company to do business with!
Excellent Value -
By: sminner from Radford, VA
The Clearwater 5 is an excellent value with superior finish and workmanship. Not exactly a starter rod, but probably not exactly right for purists either, but if you want an everyday 5 rod to get the job done, this is an excellent choice. I bought it for my son and he loves it. Now, I want one.
Great Rod for the Money -
By: deast from Arkansas White River
I bought this rod because I was one of the last people on earth still casting a 2 peice frly rod, or so it seemed. The rod I'd used for many years is a faster action than the Clearwater, so it took a few casts to adjust. Once I got use to casting the Clearwater, I fell in love with it. The lighter action made smaller fish feel bigger and I was still able to shoot a big wooly buggar in 25 mph winds. Overall, I am very happy with this four peice rod. It performed well casting and handled good fish with ease. Now that I can get my rod in my wader bag, I'm not living in the dark ages anymore. It's a great fly rod at a great price and I plan to use it for many years to come.
Solid, versatile value. -
By: DBFJr from Granby, CT
The Clearwater 5 wt., 9' rod was purchased last June as a traveling companion to my Orvis Western 2 wt. What a pleasant surprise! By the end of November I realized that I had fished this rod for trout all season, to the exclusion of many others in my arsenal. The 5 wt. 9' format handles the transition from tiny nymphs/emergers to No. 6 Woolley Buggers, as long as you use the appropriate leader formula. I'd recommend the Clearwater series to anyone starting out in fly fishing, or as an economical back-up rod for traveling.
Works for all situations, I have had no problems with this rod or reel. Response is great and sensitivity is unsurpassed
Great Christmas Gift -
By: Toots1 from Kingfisher, Ok
Bought this for my husband. He will be so excited. I had it personalized and still got it in time tor wrap and put under the tree
Best all around value and quality -
Would highly recommend this pole in new folks and old timers, covers a very wide spectrum and Orvis CO is first class in all aspects.