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 42 reviews
41 of 42 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Rod -
In the middle of my second year of fly fishing I decided to upgrade from the Okuma outfit I was given as a gift. The rod itself is excellent in look as well as overall feel. One thing I noticed was that I can better feel the line loading the rod and maybe because of this I have had no hang-ups while casting since I got this rod a month ago. While my old rod would be rendered ineffective with the slightest breeze, the Orvis Clearwater worked very well in the wind. My first day using it I caught 4 fish: 2 small bass, a chub, and a trout. No problems while bringing the fish in. I would like to try the rod on a fish with a little bigger size. The line comes out smooth as silk and I can let my fly get some more slack when floating it downstream with ease. The case is very nice and has individual sections for the rod pieces. The only problem I had with the rod was my second day using it I noticed a small squeak coming from the top of the cork grip. The cork was sort of moving on the glue and made that noise. Very subtle but enough to irritate me. Now I HAD gotten it wet and the sound did go away as soon as it dried. Since then it has not returned and I have even gotten t wet again. Weird. Overall though fantastic rod. The 25 year Guarantee makes it a steal and without it the rod would still be worth the money. Customer service is great too!
Great Product -
This Clearwater fly rod is my first upgrade from my very first fly rod that I got over 10 years ago. It is lightweight and the reaction is great! My only regret is that I only purchased the rod itself and not the whole outfit.
Great Combo -
By: SabotRound from Manchester, VT
Purchased the Clearwater 5 weight 9' Fly Rod with the Clearwater Large Arbor reel. Great combo with lots of action and ease of use from the drag to assembly! Great for Trout and bass as well!
Superb Rod At A Bargain Price!!! -
By: DoctorA from Bend, Oregon
This is my 12th Orvis rod purchase in the past 30 years and I could not be more pleased with this marvelous fly rod. The new Clearwater taper is so close in performance to the mega-buck Helios that I no longer buy the expensive image rods... and the fish don't seem to care! I fish in Oregon and Washington for trout, steelhead and salmon. The 9' length is perfect for throwing flies and also provides a nice reach for nymphing -- literally the perfect all-around trout rod. This Clearwater 5-weight, along with my Clearwater 3-weight and a Clearwater 7-weight spey rod takes care of every species available to me in the Pacific Northwest. These new Clearwater rods are absolutely the finest fishing tools available for the price. Rather than buying status gear, spend your money wisely on fishing trips... you'll be very glad you did.
Perfect for a new convert -
By: JohnJ1968 from Brentwood, TN
I finally decided to try fly fishing after years of spinner fishing. I bought the Clearwater for the orvis quality at a price point I could justify as a beginner. I'm so happy with the performance and feel of the 5 weight that I just ordered an 8 weight Clearwater to go after bass and take to the beach. I'm catching trout and making fairly accurate casts. The rod is very responsive. Reel is adequate but I will probably upgrade it in the future.
Great rod -
By: Nicholas757 from Suffolk, VA
I've used this rod just about every day and sometimes twice a day for the past two weeks and all I can say is that you won't be disappointed. I bought the 9' five weight rod and it has been great I've landed largemouth bass up to four pounds and am able to cast about 90'. This rod and it's 25 year no questions asked warrantee is a pair that can't be beat.
order as expected -
I took the rod out of the case, put it together and tested it out. The action was as I expected, the quality of the rod was what I expected, and I was very satisfied with my purchase.
By: baseball4life26 from Maryville Missouri
Got this rod for my birthday, and have been fishing with a cheap rig for 3 years and thought it would be great to get a nice new rod. I asked for this one and have used it a lot. This is a great rod.
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.