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Clearwater 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod

3¾ oz. 9'6", 4-piece, Fly Rod for 6-wt. line.Conquer the wind and catch bigger fish with the powerful and versatile Clearwater 966-4. Cut through breezes off the Gulf as you scour marshes for redfish, and launch indicator rigs across large western rivers. From throwing multi-colored poppers for bass to chucking articulated streamers for big browns, this rod is ideally suited for everything from light saltwater duty to down-and-dirty sink-tip fishing. When you need a little extra length for mending or casting, the Clearwater 966-4 is an excellent choice. Saltwater reel seat with cork-and-EVA foam fighting butt.
Average Customer Rating:
4.25 out of 5
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4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Clearwater 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod
Review 1 for Clearwater 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
November 15, 2013
By: BajanT
"This rod is very responsive and makes fly fishing a pleasure. Has definitely improved my casting ability."
Review 2 for Clearwater 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great rod!,
August 24, 2013
By: jvnova67
from Rutland, MA
"Initially I ordered the 906-4 rod, but it had been on backorder three times. After talking to customer service, they offered the 966-4 rod instead. It has been a wonderful rod although a bit "light" for saltwater as advertised. Perfect for largemouth bass and most pond/lake fishing! Can handle large bass poppers with ease. All in all what I liked best was customer service they were able to get my rod to me for my fishing trip!"
Review 3 for Clearwater 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good back-up rod,
July 4, 2013
By: Rugby10
from Upstate NY
"Picked this up at the Manchester Store as a back-up / streamer fishing the Rapid River in Maine. It casts bigger flies well, once you adjust your stroke for it's flex. To me, it feels like a mid flex, as I am primarily casting Tip flex Hydros and H2 rods. Rod felt solid and landed some good size Landlock Salmon. One minor issue I have is that I wish the fighting butt was removable. For the price and what I'm using it for, I am pleased with the performance."
Review 4 for Clearwater 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
clearwater rod,
May 12, 2012
By: Niteguy
from Colorado
"This rod is not a bad rod just o.k. the 6 wt didn't come with a hook holder,which I think is a little weird and it is alot slower rod than I thought it would be,so nymphing suffer alittle .It did cast well when I used it to fish wet flies downstream and never broke off 6x tippet."