Orvis Ratings and Reviews

Top Rated Product

Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod

3⅛ oz. 8'6", 4-piece, Fly Rod for 4-wt. line.The perfect trout rod for any situation, the Clearwater 864-4 casts effortlessly, with a super-smooth action and excellent responsiveness. From serpentine meadow streams to large, rolling tailwaters, this rod will handle a variety of flies and conditions with a wonderful balance of strength and precision. No other rod on the market will match its value and versatility. This rod has adventure written all over it, stamped with approval from trout anglers everywhere.
Average Customer Rating:
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod
Review 1 for Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality a given!,
March 17, 2014
By: melboracis
"I was not disappointed when I unwrapped my Clearwater 4 weight. Not only is it light to the touch but also put together with what is obviously a great deal of attention to detail. I can't wait to move from casting to imaginary trout on my lawn to real fish in my favorite stretch of water!"
Review 2 for Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Clearwater fly rod,
March 13, 2014
By: Zigz
from Roscoe, Montana
"feels great cant wait to get it out on the East Rosebud and catch some trout."
Review 3 for Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it!,
October 8, 2013
By: Eppalock
from Victoria, Australia
"I love my 5 wt, 10' Clearwater rod but wanted something a little lighter and shorter for streamwork and the 4 wt, 8'6" Clearwater is perfect for the job!!
I didn't think it would be possible, but the balance and the action in the 4 wt feels even better in the hand than my 5 wt.
Great rod and a quick and seamless process to have it shipped to Australia!"
Review 4 for Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
GREAT ROD!!,
May 26, 2013
By: NATECOFLYFISHER
from CO
"I have fly fished for the past 21 years (since I was 4) and I have never been disappointed with Orvis or their Clearwater rods. This is the best rod for the money and they have never let me down!
Thanks Orvis!"
Review 5 for Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exceeded expectations,
October 22, 2012
By: LandDG
from Kansas City
"I ordered this Clearwater combo for my wife to use at the two day Orvis Fly Fishing school. Even though I waited until only a week before the school to order, it came in just 2 days. My wife loved the set up and caught her very first trout on the Clearwater rod and reel! Great quality for the price."
Review 6 for Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What a Rod,
September 16, 2012
By: WilcoRox
from Denver,CO
"This is my first summer fly-fishing and after taking the Orvis 101 class I realized I like the 8'6" rod. I enjoy fishing on smaller rivers and creeks and this rod is a good size for that. This rod is very easy for me to cast, accurate and just feels good. I don't know much about fly rods but I know that feel is important and this rod feels great to me. With a 25 year warranty, I'm going to be fishing this rod for a long time."
Review 7 for Clearwater 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid Rod!,
May 10, 2012
By: NJTroutbum
from Haddon Heights, NJ
"I started out looking for a good solid 4-pc travel rod. Something that could take the place of my irreplaceable 2-pc Far-and-Fine bouncing around in the back of my truck all year. I came in thinking I was buying a backup, but found a very solid and well-built rod that I felt cast as good if not better than it's brethren in the higher grade models. It throws an accurate loop, is light and balanced in hand, and plays fish wonderfully. An exceptional rod at ANY price."