Lighter and more responsive than ever, the Clearwater Series offers 8 two-handed rod models from a delicate 3-weight to a broad-shouldered 10-weight in flex profiles perfectly suited for the rod's application.
Features of the Orvis Clearwater Series:
• Each type of rod has a specific action/taper best suited to the rod’s purpose.
• The muskie rod has a unique taper developed by our rod designers and serious muskie anglers like George Daniel, Kip Veith, and Mike Schultz.
• The micro-Spey has its own action for swinging and mending smaller trout streamers and wets.
• The two shortest trout rods have a slower action designed for short casts as compared to more conventional models.
• The basic saltwater models have a faster action designed for bigger flies, bigger fish, and windy conditions.
• The new Clearwaters improved the rod blank materials using a blend of standard, intermediate, and high modulus graphite depending on the rod model.
• The rods have between 10 and 15% improved strength, depending on the exact rod model.
• Improved cork material for increased durability and looks.
• Quick rod identifier on the butt section of the rod so you can easily see the model without turning the rod.
• New graphics to show they are part of the Orvis rod family.
• The basic trout models have a modified full-wells grip, a recent trend that has proven to be very popular.
• Fighting butts incorporate composite cork for greater durability.
• The 14- and 15-foot two-handed rods are 5-piece for easier travel.
The rod casts great, seems to be a touch faster than the old Clearwaters. Still a softer tip which I enjoy. – Matthew Matthews