2019 ORVIS CLEARWATER 864-4 FLY ROD OUTFIT : 8'6" 4WT
The new Clearwater Fly Rods are completely redesigned from top to bottom. With a new color scheme and Helios 3-ish cosmetics, there's no mistaking that these rods are a significant upgrade. Orvis has tailored each rod with a Medium, Medium-Fast, or Fast Action depending on the model and its intended uses.
Never before has there been such a quality rod at such an affordable price. With all-new profiles and tapers taken directly from our award-winning Helios technology, the 9-foot 5-weight Clearwater combines lightweight power with exceptional line control, resulting in a true multipurpose rod for trout bums and beyond. Backed by a 25-year guarantee to repair or replace no matter the reason.
- Helios technology delivers smooth, easy casting medium-fast action
- Gunsmoke anodizes aluminum reel seat
- Emerald green graphite blank with dark olive wraps, silver accents
- Chrome snake guides
- Includes green Cordura tube with divided interior
- Tapers designed in Manchester, Vermont
- Backed by the Orvis 25-year Warranty Guarantee
2019 ORVIS CLEARWATER II FLY REEL : 4-6WT
The Orvis Clearwater II Fly Reel may be the best reel in price and construction than any other reel on the market. Finally, a cast aluminum large arbor fly fishing reel that is lightweight enough to balance properly with your favorite fly rod and truly the best value fly reel around. Two years in design and development and with a powerful inline, Rulon to stainless, stacked disc drag that can hold its own with high-performance machined reels, the all new Clearwater Large Arbor costs significantly less than its machined cousins, but has not only the looks, but the guts of a higher-priced reel.
Easily converted to either left or right-hand retrieve, Clearwater fly reels have a positive click drag knob for consistent settings every time. Whether you're looking for your first large arbor, fishing on a budget, or want a spare or two in the bag, the new Clearwater Large Arbor can handle anything a machined reel can, and completely changes the game in die cast reels. Orvis Clearwater is a perfect choice for an affordable reel with a excellent drag system.
- Attractive cast aluminum frame and spool
- Large arbor for fast line retrieval
- Powerful Rulon to stainless stacked disc drag system
- Easily converted to either left or right-hand retrieve
- Positive click drag knob for consistent settings every time
ORVIS CLEARWATER FLOATING FLY LINE
Orvis Clearwater WF floating fly lines are built a half-size heavier to provide extra help loading the rod, casting larger flies, and handling the wind. A compact head helps to transfer energy more efficiently, load the rod in close, throw tighter loops, and turn over flies. This is the perfect choice for the newer fly fisher or those anglers that don't mind making casting a little bit easier. Clearwater lines feature Integrated Slickness Technology to shoot line further and have a front welded loop for quick rigging changes.
- Designed to make effortless casts and throw tight loops
- Built a half-size heavy to help load the rod
- Compact head turns over larger flies
- Built with Integrated Slicknessâ€”a patented additive for reduced friction
- Welded loop for easy leader changes
- Positive Line ID to easily identify line weight
5.00/5 Stars out of 1 Reviews
Cliff H. (Tomball, Texas) | July 15th, 2019
I’ve been fly fishing for over 15 years (mainly saltwater flats and I have 2 Sage rods that I really love. However I recently had the opportunity to go to Colorado Springs and fish the nearby rivers, so I was in the market for a mid priced 4wt 8’6” setup ($600-800) when I came across the new 2019 Clearwater Series.
When I first picked up the rod and gave it a quick once over, I figured I was holding a rod in the $300-400.00 range and was surprised to see a price tag of only $198.00. I put it back on the rack and continued to look at other rods, knowing I didn’t want a beginner setup. Once I found a couple of rods I wanted to try out the salesperson asked if I wanted to tryout the Clearwater as well and he encouraged me to do so! Man was I truly surprised, I was confused as to how well it handled. While the other two rods had much nicer aesthetics (nicer cork and reel seats) the performance was not much different. Yes the Clearwater series is a little heavier in the hand, but when matched up with the new Clearwater Reel, it felt nicely balanced and fun to cast.
I left the fly fishing shop really confused, but also very impressed with what Orvis had accomplished with their newly redesigned Clearwater Rod and Reels. I still don’t know how they can offer the complete outfit for only $311.00!
A couple of weeks later I found myself purchasing a new Clearwater 864-4 Outfit from Reelflyrod.com because I couldn’t find one locally and I was about to go on my trip.
They were very helpful and also allowed me to upgrade the fly line to a SA Mastery Series MPX at just the difference of the cost of the Clearwater line (this is an upgrade that’s worth the cost).
Well I went on my trip to Colorado and I’m very pleased with my purchase. In the hands of a beginner it can be easier to cast than some rods but in the hands of an experienced person, it handles quite well! I let some of my friends try it out and they also were impressed, being that they teased me at first for buying a beginner setup.
I’m so happy I’m now looking at buying a new 8wt Rod as a backup or as a loner for friends to use when I take them out.
The new Clearwater Reel is all the freshwater reel that anyone would need, can’t believe the $89 price. However, I would not use them in saltwater, not made for that use but for everything else, your good to go.