Clearwater 4-weight 7' Fly Rod

Grab this 4 weight fly rod for accurate, delicate presentations.


2¾ oz. 7', 4-piece, Fly Rod for 4-wt. line.

Western spring creek anglers and small stream diehards readily admit that sometimes a little backbone is needed to land burly trout. Our Clearwater 704-4 is the ideal rod to provide that extra power without sacrificing the delicate presentations required by small, skinny water. This rod packs easily, weighs less than a cell phone, yet will turn the heads of most any trout you encounter, with a smooth action perfectly tailored for light flies and light tippets.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 21 reviews


21 of 21 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Rocky Mountain Spring Creek Gem - 12/24/2014
    By: from Denver, CO

    If you need to fly fish small streams with tight quarters while being able to cast effectively with a heavy breeze or wind this rod is a gem. Power, control and great back bone for such a short rod.

  • 5/5

    Great rod - 8/11/2014
    By: from Boone, NC

    The 4pc 4wt rod is perfect for the tight mountain streams I fish. Easy to pack in to the back water streams and the compact size allows me to get deep in through the rhododendrons where most others would pass up.

  • 4/5

    Good performance - 7/22/2014
    By: from Exeter, RI

    Overall the rod performs well. I caught about 10 wild brookies on my first outing on dry flies. My only issue is that the reel seating feels like it's made of a flimsy metal. Maybe this is to cut down on weight, but I like a very solid reel seat. Overall I do love the way the rod handles. For the price it is a great small stream rod.

  • 4/5

    Great Small Stream Rod - 7/4/2014
    By: from New York

    I bought this rod & paired it with a Clearwater reel. I needed a small stream rod, researched everywhere & ended up with this rod( & reel) and I'm glad I did. The length is really what I was looking for. 7' is perfect for small streams & 4wt is ideal. At least it's been good so far. Caught some small Trout & small Bluegills & the rod handles great. It's lightweight & at 7', you're not whacking branches walking to your fishing hole. Very pleased!

  • 5/5

    Good small/medium water stick - 6/15/2014
    By: from Ohio

    This rod casts great for the price. While it runson the fast side, it is a true 4 wt, and is happiest in that grain window. It will accept a 5 wt WF line, which works great for throwing 2/0 bass poppers, but overlining it can lead to some loop collapse if you botch the cast timing even a little bit. I'd rate it on the fast side of a traditional mid flex. Has enough backbone to really put the wood to fish if you have too, and is soft enough to protect long light tippets. If you need a good eastern trout rod, thi is it.

  • 5/5

    By: from Beckley, WV

    In one word I can describe this fly rod. AWESOME. It's perfect for the smaller streams that I fish in West Virginia, and also has enough backbone to cover the larger throws as well. Recently landed a 5 pound 5 ounce Brown with the rod on the Elk River. This rod is easy maneuverable, and is capable of landing large trout. I thoroughly enjoy it.

  • 5/5

    great purchase - 4/7/2014
    By: from genesee pa

    super rod 4wt 7ft ,also enough backbone to handle 6wt line super for pa streams or larger waters of the genesee river, just a fun rod to fish with no better rod for the same money great orvis product

  • 5/5

    Clearwater - 3/12/2014

    Promptly received my purchase, Clearwater 7 ft. 4wt., and the rod was great looking. A couple of friends said the same thing. Wasn't sure if I was going to keep it at that point. If it could throw a nymph rig well I would keep it. I used a #12 and #14. The line went 40 ft, with ease. I also tried a #16 dry fly. The outcome was also pleasing. The cost was very reasonable for the performance of the rod.

  • 4/5

    better than expected - 3/11/2014

    Gave it four stars only because have not fished it yet.

  • 5/5

    Best purchase - 2/10/2014
    By: from Stuart,Fl

    Terrific fly rod for my fishing needs. Light weight and durable

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