2019 ORVIS CLEARWATER 905-4 FLY ROD : 9’0” 5WT
The new Orvis Clearwater 905-4 Fly Rod is the perfect all-purpose trout rod for rivers, ponds, and lakes of all sizes. Not only does it have the length to reach out and control drifts and the power to reach far banks, but the line weight to handle big trout and smaller bass. Firing a big streamer up and across a big river and reaching out to mend the line and control the drift is right in this rod's wheelhouse. From throwing big attractors with droppers, big hoppers in the early fall, or delivering delicate dry flies at 80 feet, the Clearwater 905-4 is the weapon of choice that will still leave some cash in your pocket.
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.
- 9”0” 5-weight is the perfect all-purpose trout and light bass rod
- 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
- Rods with fighting butts have composite tips for durability
- Two-handed rods have composite on the tip of the foregrip
- Comes with gray rod tube
- 25-Year Guarantee
- Designed in Vermont
5.00/5 Stars out of 7 Reviews
Truett (Dayton) | September 3rd, 2019
The fine folks at reelflyrod talked me through getting an upgrade to the starter rod I began with. I'll be honest, the initial selling point was the nice green color, but I was very impressed with the performance of this rod. I casted much further with very little effort and the action on it is great! For the competitively modest price it is accurate, powerful, and fun to cast.
Christopher Zucker (New York) | August 29th, 2019
This rod is excellent. The finish is really nice for the money and the action is great. It definitely feels like a much more expensive rod. This review is specific to the new 2019 Clearwater rods. I also owned the last iteration, and while that was a quality rod, these new ones are infinitely nicer.
Ross Cole (NY) | August 1st, 2019
High quality rod that doesn’t break the bank, I’ve Used this rod for inland trout stream fishing as well as smallmouth fishing in larger rivers. It gets the job done weather your casting medium sized streamers or size 20 dry flys. Highly recommend
Patrick (Kentucky) | July 27th, 2019
Very high quality rod and reel combo. You won't be dissappointed.
Trey (Jax, FL) | July 7th, 2019
I purchased this rod because a 9' 5WT somehow avoided my collection, and I wanted an "all around" rod I could use anywhere for freshwater. I was intrigued by the new tapers Orvis touted and let me tell you, it was worth the hype! Very fast rod (to me) and powerful enough to send large flies with authority. It is my go-to every day rod for freshwater or small inshore species - even panfish have been a blast on this rod. Great rod and great service!
Sean (Rocklin, CA) | March 16th, 2019
Great action rod by Orvis especially for the price. Great all around rod with protective carrying case
Erick Lawson (Traverse City, MI) | February 24th, 2019
This series of rods have never let me down. Cast good, durable and you have the Orvis warranty, can’t ask for a whole lot more.