Clearwater Frequent Flyer 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod

This travel 5-weight fly rod is always ready for action.


Perfect for everything from secluded brook trout streams to wind-beaten freestone rivers, the Clearwater Frequent Flyer 865-7 is the ideal mid-sized trout rod. Strong enough to handle large foam-bodied flies, yet equally adept with tiny zebra midges, this rod can handle the paces, and excel while doing so. A great value at an unbelievable price, this rod is as versatile as it is functional. Take one with you on your next adventure. You'll always remember why you did.

We can all agree that it's not always convenient to bring your fly rod with you—unless it's built in seven pieces. Based on our long-running Frequent Flyer™ travel fly rods—but updated with our best-selling Clearwater® rod technology and cosmetics—our new Clearwater Frequent Flyers may spend weeks on end in the back of your car, but when you fish them, they'll feel like they never left your hand.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 4 reviews


4 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Very good rod! - 11/13/2014
    By: from Norfolk

    Used it for my first trout fishing trip in Scotland in September. It worked brilliantly taming some handsome size trout. Had on a Clearwater #5 reel too. Both worked like a charm. Very pleased with the results.

  • 5/5

    Great travel rod - 8/14/2014
    By: from Richmond, VA

    I have already recommended this rod to 4 friends, who have bought it. It casts beautifully, is unbelievably convenient (it fits in my motorcycle side case), and is a screaming bargain. It's now my go-to trout rod.

  • 5/5

    Almost ideal - 1/25/2014
    By: from Southwest Virginia

    As a pack rod, this rod travels well aboard aircraft etc., but for small mountain trout streams a 7 foot rod option would be ideal ! Quality product from a trusted name !

  • 5/5

    Perfect fit - 1/17/2014

    I was looking for a fly rod to complement another passion - motorcycle touring, and this 7-piece rod is a perfect fit in a saddlebag. The rod has a nice finish, if that matters to you, but more important is enough finesse for small mountain streams with backbone for a windy Wyoming day. Great value in a very small package.

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  • Clearwater Frequent Flyer 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod £215.00
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