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 57 reviews
56 of 57 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod -
By: CherokeeMike from Ozarks
This is my second purchase of this particular rod. It is reliable and flexible and suits my casting style well on small to medium trout streams. It casts well with many different fly patterns including small nymphing rigs.
Best I've used -
By: Greg61 from Northeast Vermont
I have only had my Clearwater rod for a month, but I already wouldn't trade it. This rod is the best I've ever used in 35 years of fly fishing.
Excellent choice -
By: Muifly from Lancashire
I already have a trusty Clearwater 7wt and a 3wt. This completes my set. Used it last week on the Lancashire Calder. Beautifully weighted and very responsive. Also caught many fish! Yes the cork handle is not as brilliant as it could be but the clear waters are the best rods I can afford and are lovely to use.
Well Built Rod -
By: TMD121761 from Reading, PA
Just bought my Clearwater 9ft. 5wt. rod this afternoon. Took it fishing an hour later and caught two nice Rainbow Trout. I enjoyed using it and the price made me feel even better. Don't let the low price fool you. This rods performance and finish would make you think that it is worth twice as much. The Trout don't know how much you spent for it. Get yourself one, you will be glad you did.
Great Rod! -
The Clearwater Fly Rod is truly one of the best values in fly fishing. The rod has the feel and action of a much higher priced rod--and it comes with the famous Orvis warrantee. It is the perfect rod to grow your skills with--you can fish it your whole life and never outgrow the capability of this rod. A true best buy!
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!