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 49 reviews
48 of 49 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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.
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!