Orvis Clearwater Rods

Orvis took the rod-action technology from the popular Helios series and applied it to the Clearwater sticks

orvis clearwater

orvis clearwater

In 2011, Orvis aimed to introduce 10,000 people to the sport of fly-fishing. The company achieved its goal, which created another — to provide fly-fishing newbies quality products at entry-level prices. The new Clearwater rod is a prime example. Orvis took the rod-action technology from the popular Helios series and applied it to the Clearwater sticks. Such attention to exacting tapers yielded rods that cast with precision — exactly what the designers were hoping for. These rods are available in a variety of sizes and configurations and feature an eye-catching emerald-green blank with a smoke-colored aluminum reel seat accented by an emerald-green woven composite insert. From $198; www.orvis.com