Tumbling mountain streams demand accurate casts and delicate presentations. Deliver miniscule dry flies gently with our Clearwater 763-3, the perfect fishing tool for small water and dense cover. With a soft action and forgiving stroke, you'll cast with ease, feel every head shake, and commune with fish in a way you never thought possible. From small freestone streams to meandering spring creeks, this rod can do it all, anywhere, at an amazing value.
Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 8 reviews
8 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Best 3wt Fly Rod for the Price -
By: TarponMaster77 from Tyler,TX
I got this 376-4 Clearwater as a Christmas present and it has preformed flawlessly. I fished it in small Montana streams for small cutthroat and rainbow,but when I hooked a 23 inch cutthroat the back bone of this 3 weight kicked in. Although living in Texas, trout aren't in my area often. Bass are everywhere, and little bass are very fun on a 3 weight, throwing small streamers is a breeze. I thought that this was an amazing rod for the quality and the price and I plan on fishing it for a long time.
A fair value... -
By: photopro2000 from Colorado Springs, CO
I bought this fly rod to fish small Colorado creeks and streams. The action of this rod is very smooth allowing for the soft delivery of small flies with short casts of 20 feet or less. The rod does have the power for longer casts, if necessary, up to about 40 or 50 feet or so. Teamed up with a Battenkill II reel and Hydros 3 wt double taper fly line, this combination makes a killer small stream rod for small stream fish. The reason that I only gave it 3 stars is the fit and finish of the components I feel are subpar. The cork used for the grip is especially bad. A rod in this price range is not going to have flor grade cork but the cork used is well below an acceptable grade for a $200.00 (essentially) rod. The finish put on the guides is often irregular barely covering the thread on one side of the guide while piling up a bit on the other side. This is, unfortunately, pretty typical, in my experience, of Chinese workmanship. Would I recommend this rod to a friend? "Yes", with the recommendation that he/she examines several rods carefully before making a final selection.
Perfect little 3 wt -
By: mjag from Utah
I needed a three wt to compliment my 5 wt Access rod. Clearwater was everything I was looking for. Good looking. Good action. My friends that have TFO rods are jealous. I'm am 100% loyal to Orvis. #orvisforlife
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I received a 7'6" 3 wt. for Christmas as a mountain stream rod for the Smokies. Fantastic rod. This rod is easy to cast and, despite its short length, can cast better than my 9'0" 5 wt. made by a different company. Makes even the small bream in the pond near my house feel like monsters. Again, kudos to Orvis on a great rod with a great price.
Excellent rod -
By: PAFF from Pennsylvania
Have been using this rod all season and it can say it casts like a dream. Provides the ability to present gently to native brookies and to throw some size 2 and 4 wooly buggers across streams.
Great for narrow streams -
The Clearwater 3 weight is great for narrow streams and rivers. you can get places that longer rods have trouble with. For example Under hanging branches and into cuts. OR short casting to close-by areas. It has great response and touch is awesome. It can land a range of trout form the small guys a to the 10-12 inchers and give everything a great ride
Great rod at a GREAT price! -
By: TheTiger from Johannesburg, South Africa
Bought one of these in your NYC store, along with a Battenkill Bar Stock reel, in November last year as my small river rig. Came back to South Africa, and caught my first wild African Brown trout on it on my 3rd cast! Handled beautifully, everything you could want in a rod and reel.
sweet feeling rod -
By: bigolrob from Vermont
I bought a 3 weight Clearwater rod, and am delighted with its performance! The lightweight and soft flex make it perfect for fishing the small streams which I love to fish. I am looking forward to years of fun with the rod, and enjoy the security of its 25 year guarantee.