Orvis Clearwater 8’6″ 5-weight Fly Rod


NEW Orvis Clearwater 8’6″ 5-Weight Fly Rod
Rod Only- 2S7H-51-51 ,  9 Different Rod Outfits
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Orvis Clearwater 8’6″ 5-Weight Fly Rod
Rod Only- 2S7H-51-51 ,  7 Different Rod Outfits

  • 8’6″ 5-weight, 4-piece fly rod
  • Totally revamped and redesigned in 2019
  • A great quality fly rod at an affordable price
  • Blank is 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
  • The quintessential, all around trout fly rod for an affordable price
  • Backed by the Orivs 25-year guarantee
  • Comes with a gray, cordura rod tube w/ internal rod section dividers
  • Designed in Vermont
  • FREE Shipping -use code:  ccfsfreeship

The Clearwater 5-Weight 8’6″ Fly Rod continues the legacy of this iconic length and line weight. Considered by many the perfect trout rod, for many fly anglers this was the first model purchased. The legendary Superfine Orvis Henry’s Fork rod was an 8’6″ 5-weight. 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.  Designed in Manchester, VT. Assembled in China.

Rod Outfits include:  Rod, Reel, Line, appropriate size and amount of colored, Dacron Backing all spooled up, ready to go and with a rod tube and rod bag and reel case.  The reel will be spooled up Left-Hand Retrieve, unless you specify right-hand retrieve in the Notes at check out.  Also to let us know in the Notes section of any fly line choices if that’s an option.  FREE Shipping on these Rod Outfits -use the promo code: ccfsfreeship. (Another $25-$30 in savings!)

Rod Outfit #1 (All Clearwater) includes:  (For the budget conscience, or backup rod)

Rod Outfit #2 (UPGRADED FLY LINE) includes:

Rod Outfit #3 (UPGRADED SMOOTH FLY LINE) includes:

Rod Outfit #4 (UPGRADED TEXTURED FLY LINE) includes:

Rod Outfit #5 (BATTENKILL DISC REEL & FLY LINE) includes: 



Rod Outfit #8 (HYDROS REEL & SMOOTH FLY LINE) includes:

Rod Outfit #9 (HYDROS REEL & TEXTURED FLY LINE) includes:

Shop Staff Notes The Orvis Clearwater 8’6″ 5-Weight Fly Rod is one of our best selling fly rod configurations and one of the most versatile.  We sell the 8’6″ 5-wt to lots of folks just starting out in fly fishing as well as experienced fly anglers who want a great performing fly rod but don’t have a lot of money to invest in a new rod. You get a lot of bang for your buck with these new Clearwater Rods.  You do get more casting and fishing performance and American-made craftsmanship when you bump in price and go for a Recon 865-4 and certainly to a Helios 3F 865-4.  But if your budget keeps you under $200, the Clearwater is an excellent choice.

We have made up 9 different UPGRADED Rod Outfit Packages to give you some options based on our recommendations.  We strongly recommend at least upgrading from the Clearwater Fly Line.  That line is good but upgrading to the Orvis Hydros or SA Mastery and especially the Textured lines are well worth it -they cast better, float better and will last longer.  We also include 2 Outfits with the reel upgraded to the popular Battenkill Disc Mid-Arbor Reel or the sweet, new Hydros Large Arbor Reel.

Clearwater Rods we carry- Single Hand:  CW 763-4,   CW 864-4,    CW 865-4,   CW 905-4,   CW 906-4,  CW 966-4,  CW 907-4,  CW 908-4,  CW 909-4;     Clearwater Travel Rods:  CW 905-6,   CW 908-6;   Clearwater Euronymph Rods:  CW 102-4,  CW 103-4;   Clearwater Switch/Spey Rods:  Clearwater 1143-4,   Clearwater 1144-4,   Clearwater 126-4,   Clearwater 117-4,   Clearwater 137-4,   Clearwater 118-4,  Clearwater 1368-4;

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Rod Only, Outfit 1, Outfit 2, Outfit 3, Outfit 4, Outfit 5, Outfit 6, Outfit 7, Outfit 8, Outfit 9


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