- 8'6" 5-weight
- Blanks are black chrome with white accents
- Quick rod identifier on the blank
- Chrome snake and stripping guide with a ceramic insert
- Full black nickel aluminum reel seats
- Rods with fighting butts have composite tips for durability
- Two-handed rods have composite on the tip of the fore-grip
- Comes with gray rod tube
- 25-Year Guarantee
- Designed in Vermont
The Clearwater 5-Weight 8'6" Fly Rod is a versatile trout rod in the “sweet spot” of length and line weight. It has the ability to place a dry fly deftly on the surface, fire a small streamer at a cut bank, or even handle a light nymph rig close in. If trout or even light bass and panfish are the target, the Clearwater 865-4 is a clear choice for versatility and value.
The new Clearwater® Rod Series is not just a cosmetic facelift, but a complete overhaul from the ground up by our Vermont rod designers. Everything has changed except the value. It's still the best fly rod you can buy for the money, but with a significant upgrade in performance and looks in a comprehensive series that covers every angler from small stream addicts to Skagit slinging two-handers. Each rod was designed with a purpose-built profile and action to handle the kind of fishing the rod model would be traditionally used for, from medium-action small stream rods to medium-fast freshwater rods and fast-action big game rods.