2019 Orvis Clearwater 865-4 Fly Rod
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.
These seriously attractive rods showcase black-chrome blanks with white accents, quick rod i.d. labeling (also just like the H3's), chrome snake guides, chrome stripping guides with ceramic inserts, and black-nickel aluminum reel seats. They look great as great as they cast. A whopping 27 models from 3â€“12 weight will be available including eight two-handed rods along with specialized models like one for musky and another for tight-line nymphing. All rods are 4-pieces except for 5-piece 14'0" nine and 15'0" ten weights.
5.00/5 Stars out of 1 Reviews
Greentea (Idledale, CO) | March 28th, 2019
Let me preface, I have purchased two of these rods. No mishandling or fault in durability - my girlfriend stole my first one. This is a perfect entry level rod, before deciding say, how much action your prefer or length. The action is preferable for me at a tad faster than medium IMO. Even though there is pliability in getting the hang of this rod, it should also prove satisfying to experienced fly fishers that need another steed to their stable. The 5wt is wishful in the small streams, brooks by where I live but I don't think the extra grams weigh down my experience. In saying that, I could recommend the 8'6" - 9' for novice or smaller stream/rock casting. I know this outfit will continue to provide me a lot of pleasure.