Clearwater 8-weight 9' Fly Rod

Fish salmon, steelhead, and saltwater with this versatile 8 weight fly rod.

Details

3¾ oz. 9', 4-piece, Fly Rod for 8-wt. line.

If you had to buy one highly capable, yet extremely affordable, big-game rod to cover saltwater, salmon, and steelhead, the Clearwater 908-4 would be your best bet. Strong and responsive, and created with both fresh- and saltwater anglers in mind, it is adaptable to any number of situations, from snook and redfish to largemouth and coho. With a reasonable price, and a performance equal to that of rods twice as much, the Clearwater 908-4 is an inexpensive and practical way to venture into a new fishing arena. Saltwater reel seat with cork-and-EVA foam fighting butt.

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Clearwater 8-weight 9' Fly Rod is rated 4.4324 out of 5 by 37.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely I actually haven't used it yet ( i leave for the tropics in two days). I feel i need to remark on the exceptional customer service that happened. The gorgeous rod arrived shortly after purchasing. Customer service contacted me immediately after ordering asking which hand I wanted the reel. I answered right away. A week went by and I hadn't received my reel. I emailed, and when they heard about my upcoming trip, they found a store that had the items, and I received them in two days. That has been my happy experience with Orvis for many decades. I can also speak for my father and grandfather who felt the same way. I will post after two weeks of bone and tarpon fishing. I have many Orvis rods and would will be shocked if it does not perform well.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best rod for the money Bought this rod for my teenage son. He is in love with this rod. Casts well, beefy enough to bring in redfish, small tarpon and snook. And a 25 year warranty! He will own this forever.
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Performance for a Great Price I've had several Orvis rods and reels and have always enjoyed how they fish and meet my needs. Having recently moved to Alaska I was in search of a rod to stand up to the fish and fisheries of the state. Many of the other rods I was looking at didn't offer as many options (i.e. 2pc vs 4pc; 6-10wt, etc) for not much variation in cost. Orvis has always provided a selection to meet the needs of the fishermen and women and am excited to have this rod in my collection. We'll see how it reacts to a steelhead fight in a couple weeks.
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from customer service good quality control not good Right out of the box the clearwater reel was bad,orvis is sending me a replacement. The 8wt rod has no hook keeper even though it is pictured with one on the website. Orvis said their saltwalter rods do not come with a keeper. They offered to install one but its not worth the hassle sending the rod back. This is my first orvis purchase and not real impressed with the quality
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in Class I've owned a Clearwater 8 wt for 5 years now and couldn't be more pleased. Had an issue early on with the reel seat and Orvis customer service was quick to respond and replace the rod. Since, this rod has been put through the paces by this avid river smallmouth fanatic. The rod is lightweight compared to most in it's class and can push a big popper or nasty streamer through gale force winds on open water with relative ease. Floating for smallies is not always an easy gig and it's proven itself to be extremely tough getting bounced around, inadvertently bent under trees, cast across and wrapped with line, etc. It's a fine fighting tool as well and I would highly recommend this rod to anyone on a budget who's looking for an 8 wt.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from clearwater ploe l got the 9'8w clearwater pole and went fishing up the north umpqua river and caught a beautiful coho salmon, i'm just learning how to fly fish, so it's a big plus for me,, the pole handled great, the casting was so smooth, and the reel stood up to the 33 inch, 20 + pound fish, drag worked supreme,, i'm very happy and will be using this pole a lot this season ,, and will refer this to my friends and any fly fisherman out there,, so get the pole,, GET BENT and FISH ON,,, !!!!!!
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this as part of the rod and reel combo and am very pleased with it. I have only been Steelhead fishing with it but it has held up great!
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff Great rod for anyone. Casts great and doesn't break the bank. Overall a great rod.
Date published: 2015-02-24
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