2019 ORVIS CLEARWATER 864-4 FLY ROD OUTFIT : 8'6" 4WT
Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod Outfits include the new Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod, newly redesigned Orvis Clearwater II Fly Reel, Orvis Clearwater WF Floating Fly Line, Dacron Backing, Tapered Leader, Orvis cordura rod tube, and 25-year warranty, all shipped professionally rigged and ready to fish...just tie on a fly!
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 the award-winning Helios 3 rods, the 8'6" 4-weight Clearwater combines lightweight power with exceptional line control, and is the perfect choice as an all-purpose trout rod for small to medium size streams and rivers. The Clearwater 864-4 features additional power and distance and excels in most situations from presenting the perfect dry fly to turning over small streamers and has the backbone to handle some of the larger browns and rainbows in the river. Backed by a 25-year guarantee to repair or replace no matter the reason.
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.