Orvis Clearwater 12’6″ 6wt Spey Rod

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Orvis Clearwater 1266-4 Switch Rod
Item 8P48-
Offered in:  Rod Only,  Outfit #1 (Scandi),  Outfit #2 (Skagit),   Outfit #3 (Chucker)
Purchased in Montana so NO SALES TAX

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Description

Orvis Clearwater 1266-4 Spey Rod
8P48-
Offered in: Rod Only, Scandi Outfit, Skagit Outfit,  Switch Chucker Outfi

  • 12′ 6″ 6-weight Spey Rod
  • 6 oz. 4-piece Rod
  • Emerald green graphite blank
  • Dark olive wraps with silver tipping
  • All chrome snake guides
  • Up-locking gunsmoke aluminum Spey reel seat with woven-graphite spacer
  • High-grade cork handles
  • Cork and composite fighting butt and tip
  • Rod tube w/ built-in divider sections
  • Designed in Manchester, Vermont USA, assembled in China
  • Backed by the Orvis 25-year Rod Guarantee

OUTFIT #1:  Rod Outfit with Scandi Spey Line includes:  (This is an upgrade from what you will find listed on the Orvis website. We offer an upgraded reel and fly line set up with this package.)

  • 1266-4 Orvis Clearwater Switch Rod
  • Orvis Battenkill Disc IV Spey Reel
  • RIO Scandi-Short Versitip Line System (425 grain for 6/7 wt, 33′ Scandi Short Head, 4, 10′ Tips (Floating, Intermediate, Type 3, Type 6), RIO Small Shooting Head/Tips Wallet.)
  • .026 ConnectCore Shooting Line
  • 200 yards of 20lb Dacron Backing
  • Rod tube w/ built-in divider sections
  • NOTE:  Reel will be spooled up Left-Hand Retrieve unless you specify right-hand retrieve)
  • Regular Price:  $765  –  Outfit SALE Price:  $570

OUTFIT #2:  Rod Outfit with Skagit Spey Line includes:  (This is an upgrade from what you will find listed on the Orvis website. We offer an upgraded reel and fly line set up with this package.)

  • 1266-4 Orvis Clearwater Switch Rod
  • Orvis Battenkill Disc IV Spey Reel
  • RIO Skagit Max Versitip Line System (425 grain, 20′ Skagit Short Head, .035 ConnectCore Shooting Line, 3 Skagit MOW Tips (10′ Floating, MOW 5′ I/5′ T-11, 10′ T-11), RIO Small Shooting Head/Tips Wallet.)
  • 200 yards of 20lb Dacron Backing
  • Rod tube w/ built-in divider sections
  • NOTE:  Reel will be spooled up Left-Hand Retrieve unless you specify right-hand retrieve)
  • Regular Price:  $805  –  Outfit SALE Price:  $600

OUTFIT #3:  Rod Outfit with Switch Chucker Spey Line includes:  (This is an exclusive CrossCurrents Fly Shop package.)

  • 1266-4 Orvis Clearwater Switch Rod
  • Orvis Battenkill Disc IV Spey Reel
  • RIO Switch Chucker Line (very much like a Skagit Shooting Head but it’s an integrated line)
  • 3 RIO Spey Versileaders (10′ 3ips, 5ips, 7ips )
  • 200 yards of 20lb Dacron Backing
  • Rod tube w/ built-in divider sections
  • NOTE:  Reel will be spooled up Left-Hand Retrieve unless you specify right-hand retrieve)
  • Regular Price:  $730  –  Outfit SALE Price:  $530

Pick your poison. Scandinavian, Skagit, Mid or Long Belly—whatever you line you choose to rig the Clearwater Spey 6-weight 12’6″, the rod will perform. Go for big water and strong steelies one week, then hunt for trout the next. An admirable all-around addition to your rod arsenal.

Simply put, fishing big water with big fly rods requires a lot of effort. Why not make it easier—and more affordable—for yourself? Clearwater® Spey rods provide high-end performance at an excellent price, giving you the back-saving ease of two-handed casting with wallet-saving benefits. Now you can chase big trout and steelhead across the country and still have enough gas money to make it back home.

Shop Staff Notes:  The Orvis Clearwater 1266-4 Switch Rod is a fun and easy spey rod for trout or even small Steelhead like the “Half Pounders” or other smaller anadromous species or the big rainbows in Alaska. This is a good choice for someone who is looking for a good rod for the Missouri or rivers of this size (volume and fish size) where you may have to deal with some wind. This rod is a great choice for the big trout (like LOG -Land of the Giants).  We recommend using the following fly lines with this rod:  Orvis Access Switch (6wt or 7wt),  Orvis Hydros HD Switch (6wt or 7wt),  RIO Scandi Short Versitip (in 6wt or 7wt!),  RIO Switch Chucker (6wt or 7wt). To not have to be worried if you pick the wrong line, let us help by selecting one of our perfectly put together rod/reel/line outfits.

We have three Outfits that are a perfectly balanced and complete sets for easy casting and effective swinging:
Outfit #1 includes the very popular RIO Scandi-Short Versitip Shooting Head System that offers a lot of power for big, articulated flies but still allows you to deliver precise and delicate presentations for smaller flies or for swinging in shallow water or even skating dries on the surface.  This line is great for newer spey anglers or experts.  All you need to add to this Outfit system is a Leader and some Tippet -and of course your fly.

Outfit #2 includes the RIO Skagit Max VersiTip is an excellent, all-in-one line/head/tips package to make spey simple for you.  All you need to do is add about 3′-6′ of leader or just tippet on the end and your fly and you are ready to ply with the waters for anadromous adrenaline!  (SET UP TIP:  Take an old leader -doesn’t really matter what leader, just one that the tippet end is trashed. From the perfection loop butt section, cut it off so it’s about 3′ long. Then tie a LARGE perfection loop on the smaller end (leave the small loop that came on the leader on the butt section). Loop the small loop (on the butt section) to the end of the MOW Tip.  Then loop about 12″-15″ of tippet material (I use Mirage Fluoracarbon Tippet in 0X to 20#) on the end of that. Your fly will be tied to the end of that (I use a Non-Slip Mono Loop).  You can pre-tie flies with the tippet and than just loop-to-loop them on the end of your leader, super quick, super easy -especially when your fingers are numb. Also makes changing MOW tips a breeze, just doing loop-to-loop and never having to cut or tie on anything.)

Outfit #3 includes the awesome RIO InTouch Switch Chucker fly line.  This line is super easy to cast and is an integrated fly line -meaning there are no loop-to-loop connections so it slides through he guides easily.  This line is powerful and super easy to cast. It can chuck heavy sink tips and big flies just like a Skagit line but it does have a long, 14′ handling section that allows for more versatility than a Skagit.  This line can easily fish effectively a Nymph Rig set up or even throw a dry fly (though it’s much better for skating dries, not fishing them up stream, dead drift -it’s a bit chunky and clunky to fish a dry fly delicately. Skating is good with this line. Strainer has used this line for skated dries for Steelhead in BC.)  We include 3 different medium RIO Skagit MOW tips (float, half sink, full sink).  You can set up the leader system exactly as described in Outfit #2 above.

Two-Handed Fly Rods we carry:  Orvis:  Clearwater 1143-4,   Clearwater 126-4,   Clearwater 117-4,   Clearwater 137-4,   Clearwater 118-4;   RedingtonHydrogen Trout Spey 3113-4,   Hydrogen Trout Spey 4116-4;   Dually 4106-4,   Dually 5110-4;   Echo:  TR-3110,   TR-4113.

2018  model rods we have on SALE–  Orvis Clearwater Switch Rods:  CW 116-4,   CW 117,   CW 1197-4,   CW 118-4;    Orvis Clearwater Spey:  CW 125-4,   CW 1266-4,   CW 1307-4.    Echo Switch Rods:   Echo Glass 4108-4,   Echo Glass 6110-4.    Redington Switch Rods:   2018 Dually 5510-4.

2018  Model Clearwater Rods we have on CLEARANCE SALESingle Hand:   CW 864-4,    CW 865-4,   CW 905-4,   CW 906-4,   CW 966-4.

NEW 2019 Clearwater Rods we carry- Single Hand:  CW 763-4,   CW 864-4,    CW 865-4,   CW 905-4,   CW 906-4;

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