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Orvis Clearwater 865-4 Fly Rod Combo
    Orvis Clearwater 865-4 Fly Rod Combo
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      Orvis Clearwater 865-4 Fly Rod Combo

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    • $396.00

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    The Orvis Clearwater 865-4 Fly Rod Outfit features the popular Orvis Clearwater 8'6" 5wt fly rod, an Orvis Clearwater II fly reel, and a Clearwater WF floating fly line that is professionally rigged with Orvis braided dacron backing, and Orvis tapered leader shipped ready to fish...just tie on a fly! This outfit now is packaged with a durable cordura Orvis rod and reel case for added outfit protection.

    The Orvis Clearwater 865-4 Fly Rod offers the iconic length and weight that many anglers consider to be the perfect trout fly rod. It offers a versatile length that's at home on large or small water, a line weight that allows for the enjoyment of small trout and yet can handle large trout and light bass with ease. Whether you're looking for versatility, a daily driver that hangs rigged and ready on the wall, or the one and only fly rod you own, the Clearwater 865-4 fills the wallet-friendly bill.

    The new Clearwater Rod Series is not just a cosmetic facelift, but a complete overhaul from the ground up by our Vermont rod designers. Everything has changed except the value. It's still the best fly rod you can buy for the money, but with a significant upgrade in performance and looks in a comprehensive series that covers every angler from small stream addicts to Skagit slinging two-handers. Each rod was designed with a purpose-built profile and action to handle the kind of fishing the rod model would be traditionally used for, from medium-action small stream rods to medium-fast freshwater rods and fast-action big game rods.


    • 8”6” 5-weight is the perfect all-purpose trout rod for any situation
    • Blanks are black chrome with white accents
    • Quick rod identifier on the blank
    • Chrome snake and stripping guide with a ceramic insert
    • Full black nickel aluminum reel seats
    • Includes Clearwater cordura divided rod tube 
    • Backed by the Orvis 25-Year Guarantee
    • Each Clearwater rod taper designed in Vermont

    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 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 Slickness—a patented additive for reduced friction
    • Welded loop for easy leader changes
    • Positive Line ID to easily identify line weight
    Rate Product
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    4.86/5 Stars out of 7 Reviews
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    Great rod and reel.
    Denis Duquette (Westport Massachusetts) | January 14th, 2021
    Great rod and reel for the money. Can't wait for spring. Quick and easy purchase from REELFLYROD.
    Verified Buyer
    Met High Expectations
    DMK (Chicago) | October 20th, 2020
    My first rod and reel, and I have only practiced casting with it. But all the reviews said that 2020 Clearwater fly rod and reel is the best buy for the price. Feels solid, looks nice and fun to practice casting so I have no complaints. Rod case is also solid for traveling. Friend bought a Sage Foundation rod and reel for twice the money and for my level, there is no difference.
    Verified Buyer
    Nice next step rod combo
    RPMNOG (Minnesota) | October 20th, 2020
    I have been doing some lake bass fishing for a while with a super cheap entry fly rod. Wanting get into the sport more I was looking for a more mid-tier rod that I can use on trout streams. Reviews I read pointed to the Clearwater which was then confirmed by a very experienced fly fishing friend. I am very happy so far and glad I did the combo over just the rod. The old Cortland reel I have sounds like a I'm winding a music box. Orvis reel is much smoother and quieter. Huge improvement in casting accuracy! REELFLYROD ordering was great. Prompt and good communications.
    Verified Buyer
    Loving it so far
    Michael S Palmer (CO) | October 10th, 2020
    I am brand new into the fly fishing game and have been out twice so far. I really love this rod/reel combo. I feel like this set will last me quite some time before potentially outgrowing it. I am completely happy with my purchase and have zero regrets about it.
    Verified Buyer
    Fun and Worth It
    D Taylor (IA) | August 24th, 2020
    When faced with purchases, my Grandpa always told me a good phrase to live by is "cry once or cry twice", meaning: you either spend a little more than you'd want the first time to save yourself from buying the cheapy first and coming back and having to pay for that pricier one. I know this is seen as an entry-level setup, but for my budget it was jumping in with both feet. I don't regret it. Though I don't have anything to compare it to, my friends who have cheaper setups noted how nice this is. I feel like I'm already getting the hang of casting. The product feels good quality. If you have the budget and can do it, do it.
    Verified Buyer
    Great trout setup
    David Young (PA) | December 25th, 2019
    Great rod an reel for a awesome price. A must for trout.
    Verified Buyer
    Great beginner rod
    Laurent Rivard (PA) | October 18th, 2019
    This rod has been great so far. Not super fast action, but it allows me to concentrate on my casting since I'm a beginner. The only thing I would say is that they seem pretty fragile as they are not made in the USA. My guide snapped his by tugging on the leader gently to get some more line out. I don't use mine every day, so hopefully it lasts me a long time. There is also the Orvis warranty that will replace the broken parts for a minimal fee.

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