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Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod

4⅜ oz. 10', 4-piece, Fly Rod for 8-wt. line.Steelhead fishing requires constant concentration and never-ending line adjustments. Turn mending into an afterthought with the Clearwater 108-4. With an astounding reserve of power, the 10-foot length provides ample leverage to pick up large amounts of line, with a reach that transforms mending from a chore into a pleasure. Cast baitfish patterns over the breakers for stripers or swing streamers for steelhead through the winter. This rod can handle it all, in a lightweight and durable, yet inexpensive, package. Saltwater reel seat with cork-and-EVA foam fighting butt.
Average Customer Rating:
4.429 out of 5
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod
Review 1 for Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great road for the price,
November 2, 2013
By: Zumpafust
from Twinsburg, OH
"This is a great rod for the price. I use this for steelhead fishing with a strike indicator. Only suggestion for improvement is the quality of the cork handle. The cork has a lot of defects that are filled with some material that after a while shrinks and falls out making gripping it unpleasant."
Review 2 for Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Combo,
July 31, 2013
By: McCinMD
from Maryland
"Great combo. Bought for MD stripers and NB Atlantic salmon. Used on 3-day salmon trip... casted very well... no fish hooked so I can't speak to the live action. Had a bad cork handle which Orvis replaced very quickly. Great company... great gear. Thanks Orvis."
Review 3 for Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Additional Rod,
July 11, 2013
By: tigerman1708
from Staffordshire
"Now having tried this rod several I have no hesitation to give 9/10 it handles the lines very well and no major effort required putting a good distance of line out, fights a fish and you are completely in control. Being a 4 piece fits nicely in boot or as a spare in the boat, and compliments all my other fishing gear, my only moan is this rod has NO hook eye when not in use."
Review 4 for Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So far so good!,
May 16, 2013
By: SmoreDad
"Bought this long rod mostly for small mouth fishing from my Outlaw Rampage. It casts about like I expected. Does not bottom out when casting large weighted flies but has a soft tip that allows you to feel the cast.
I'm fairly picky about gear but did not want to spend a fortune on this rod. I think I got very good value for the price and I'm quite satisfied."
Review 5 for Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It works.....,
August 21, 2012
By: Moorsowl
"No fish caught as yet. But it casts well. Line pick up is a sinch. Back on the river soon!"
Review 6 for Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just Keeps Getting Better,
July 27, 2012
By: SalarMan
from Phoenixville, PA
"I updated from my 5 year old Clearwater to this year's model and like the title says...it just keeps getting better. I fished the rod long hours every day for 6 days on the Gaspe area Atlantic salmon rivers, and the rod performed flawlessly, including landing a 12 pounder in about 10 quick minutes. GREAT buy for the money!!!!"
Review 7 for Clearwater 8-weight 10' Fly Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
excellent rod,
January 23, 2012
By: DBear
from Western PA
"What an excellent rod for the price. I bought this rod as a backup for steelhead. Only had a chance to use it twice so far on the tribs of Lake Erie for Steelhead. It casts great and handles great. The rod preformed excellent landing three 8+ pound Steelheads."