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: 4.9 / 5 based on 14 reviews
14 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
great purchase -
By: wcu74 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
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.
better than expected -
Gave it four stars only because have not fished it yet.
Best purchase -
By: RayJC from Stuart,Fl
Terrific fly rod for my fishing needs. Light weight and durable
Solid Small Water Rod -
By: MountainTrout85 from Longmont, CO
Another solid product from Orvis. The rod is a dream on the small stream. Allows for ninja precision presentations. Glad I invested in the rod.
Love the rod -
The Clearwater 4 wt paired with the Battenkill II is exactly what I was looking for. It is extremly light weight and casts like a dream. Perfect set up for small streams. I LOVE IT!!!!
Great Stick -
By: Swamp from GA
I bought this rod for small Appalachian Mt. streams. In a word it is GREAT. The short length allowed maneuverability and yet it could still knock out longer casts when the opportunity presented. Had my first shot at native brookies and the rod did not disappoint.
Almost 5 stars -
By: BbopChile from Chile
I bought this rod to be used in very very little streams, and must say it suits the pourpose. Leans toward the fast action side, so I experimented and stayed with a #5 line instead of #4. That let me cast using a very restricted forearm movement (between 11:00 and 01:00) and a short line, a must for dwarf streams that runs covered by bushes and trees. I am no sniper, but the rod let me reach my usual accuracy with easy. Behaves very very well with casts 10f long, but holds itself with 30f casts under moderate wind. Only caveat is the quality of the reel seat rear hood, which seems rather cheap. Overall, a very good rod.
Can there be a "Too Great"? -
By: konkowman from Mendocino, CA
gads,packed my new 4wt Clearwater to the middle fork canyon of the Feather River and had a blast! This rod far exceeded my expectations. If you backpack get this rod. The canyons trips will be better.
Great Rod -
By: TroutMan56 from Port Byron, IL
Perfect rod for the small streams I fish. I actually had an opportunity to land 3.5lb rainbow so I know it can handle the big ones too.