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 16 reviews
16 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great rod, Better Price! -
By: Ryan1024m from spring, tx
if you are looking for a great 3wt, this rod should not be over looked! it is very easy to cast and has enough backbone in it to pull in those occasional big fish. I caught a 3lb largemouth on this and boy was that a great time! i would recommend this rod to anyone looking for a great light weight rod, without breaking the bank! You definitely get more than you pay for in this rod!
Best in Show -
By: 2E55E from Kansas City, MO
I have been fishing Orvis fly rods for many, many years. Quite simply, I have never found any fly rod that performs as well. When my grandchildren slam car doors on the rods, the company instantly stands behind their warranty and issues a prompt replacement. It's refreshing to see this type of service today.
Introduction into lightweight rods. -
By: DutchCanadian from Edinburgh, Scotland
I bought this rod in the spring, used it all year when the winds were light. Dries, nymphs and soft hackle spiders. Used primarily on many a small feeder burns of Scotland and a few small chalk streams in England. I love the feel of the rod, it has taught me so much about my casting stroke. As a big ex hockey player I tried to solve most casting issues with power, this 3 wt rod rewarded a slower softer cast with distance and gentle presentation. The rod does everything it says. And it looks good too, utilitarian, aesthetics centred on function. Catching a 2 pound wild brown trout in a stream no deeper than my knees was the highlight of a fantastic year, look forward to many years of enjoyment.
Fantastic general purpose light weight rod -
By: Zeddediah from Dallas, TX
I have had the 3 wt clearwater rod for about a year. I use it on small streams and ponds for bluegill (biggest at 10 1/2") and largemouth bass (biggest about 4#). I can comfortably cast flies as big as #2 gurglers, though that is pushing this little rod. The pictures below are of bass and bluegill caught using #6 wooly buggers and soft hackle imitations of damselfly nymphs. With the smaller flies I can easily reach 50+ feet, though most casts are shorter. This rod is fantastic. The only issues I have had was when a 3 foot gar jumped and broke the tip (my fault but Orvis honored their warranty) and the cork has suffered from seriously bad pitting. I filled it with wood dust/elmers glue mix, sanded it and stained it and it works as good as ever, though I am sure Orvis would have honored the warranty again. I highly recommend this rod.
This Little Rod Is A Fishing Machine! -
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! Matched with the right reel, this ultra-light 7.5' length rod is great for effortlessly throwing flies -- literally the perfect small-water trout rod. I fish in Oregon and Washington for trout, steelhead and salmon. This Clearwater 3-weight, along with my Clearwater 5-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.
Clearwater 3-weight 7'6" -
Just got it and took it for a test. Overall, this is a very good looking rod, great finishing touches and elegant design. As far as casting goes, it behaves well and has more power than anticipated. However, it needs a bit more line than I had expected to load.
Great Fly Rod -
By: Wormy1 from Canton, NC
Just what I needed, to go along with my Clearwater 8'6 Fly Rod! Thanks for two great rods!
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.