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: 4.8 / 5 based on 52 reviews
51 of 52 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Rod, with even better service! -
By: EliStroup24 from North Carolina
I am 13 years old and got this rod this Christmas after fishing with a spinning rod since I was 7. I immediately was able to learn to cast thanks to the balance and feel of this rod. It has a light crisp feel, and has great reach for nymphing. I went on my second major fishing trip last week and caught 24 trout in the first day with this rod! Sadly I broke the rod on the second day of the trip. I finished the trip with a borrowed rod and as soon as I got home I packed it up and sent it off to be repaired. Great customer service! Even though I broke this rod, I highly recommend this to beginners and experts alike! Mainly because of the great warranty on it! Thank you Orvis for the great product! Tight Lines!
Great deal with great service -
By: Scott05 from Dearing GA
Bought this rod about a month ago and I love it!!! The service is top notch too I was on a fishing trip when my rod broke and they hooked me up with an Orvis dealer so that I could keep on fishing with out losing any time on the water!!!!
Could not be Happyer -
By: Crocket from Cold Spring, NY
I am going on 2 years with this rod and reel, I am very satisfied!
Best first rod ever -
By: Leonardo1991 from Los Angeles, CA
I'm writing this review after a year of the purchase. I can tell now that the Clearwater 9' 5w is the best first rod you will ever find. I used it in many different ways, fishing from streams to lakes, dryly, nymphing and also streamers. I typically use this for bass and trout and the action of the rod is amazing. For the price you pay is the best you can get.
Good rod! -
By: ClaireW from Texas
Good, quality rod with no issues as of yet! Only been using it a few weeks but really happy with it!
By: Cabindweller from Rapid City SD
Replacement for entry level rod and reel and just fantastic
borrowed a friend's, ended up buying my own -
By: Thomas1854 from Colorado
After borrowing a good friend's Clearwater rig, I liked it so much that I ended up buying my own. 'nuff said.
Clearwater 9' 5 (Rod Only) -
By: levi7 from NC
Your equipment should entice you to hit the water, not hold you back. I spent my first two years fishing with a cheap outfit. Let's just say the butt section weighed more than this entire rod. I was amazed at the quality of the Clearwater for the price. Great action, perfect for trout. Throw on the 25 year guarantee and you can't say no. I matched this with the Orvis Hydros 3 since I got a good discount at the local shop. This combo is deadly.
Clearwater Rod -
By: jgillis from Dallas, TX
As always with Orvis, an outstanding product with one of the best warranty's in the business. You do pay a little more with Orvis, but with that you can always be assured of getting great quality.
Excellence in fly fishing. -
By: Mdlswu1 from Smithfield, VA
This is an excellent rod. I love the feel of the rod in my hand. It is so well balanced. The quality of the rod is absolutely fantastic. I love Orvis products because they back them up with a great guarantee.