Clearwater Fly Line

Improve and learn with this easy casting beginner fly line. Made in USA.


An entry-level line designed to aid the inexperienced caster. This weight-forward floating line is built a half-size heavy to help load the rod. Compact head helps to create positive leader turnover to deliver the fly to the intended target. New sleek and durable welded loop makes leader attachment quick and easy while holding up to repeated use. Helps to transfer energy more efficiently to the leader allowing better turnover. Built with Integrated Slickness—a patented additive that produces high line slickness for longer casts and reduced friction. Keeps lines cleaner longer to help with floatation and overall performance.

1. Orvis Line ID — Quickly and easily identify your line, no more guessing. All of our lines will be printed with the taper, weight, and functionality.
2. Enhanced Welded Loop — New sleek and durable welded loop makes leader attachment quick and easy while holding up to repeated use. Helps to transfer energy more efficiently to the leader allowing better turnover.
6. Core — Braided multifilament core provides excellent performance over a wide range of conditions.
7. Environmentally Responsible Packaging — Our new paper pulp spool, made from recycled cardboard and kraft paper, is 100% compostable and further enhances our commitment to protect our natural resources.
In fluorescent yellow. Line sizes 3-9. Made in USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 39 reviews


36 of 39 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    solid - 1/1/2015

    Wonderful, I'm Just getting into fly fishing for the first time and I ordered the Clearwater combo on a friends advice, without knowing a thing about casting I opened it and went straight to the yard in the middle of winter and was casting semi effective in no time, with a little help from my friend. When I ordered the combo I made a mistake on my shipping address when I entered it online and one quick call and they fixed it in seconds. Wonderful customer service. anxious for the spring. The Fly Line seems to do very well.

  • 4/5

    Good Bass Line - 12/24/2014

    This came installed on my Clearwater 8 wt 10' outfit, along with the Clearwater IV LA reel. It has the weight and authority to handle large bass bugs and streamers well even in windy conditions. Can also handle smaller flies with a modicum of delicacy. Excellent mid-level line that I will happily use. Interested to try the bass bug line but until then I am very satisfied with the performance of this line. MInimal coil.

  • 5/5

    Clearwater fly line - 12/1/2014
    By: from Ohio

    I have used the Clearwater fly line on two occasions and have been completely satisfied with its performance on the water.

  • 5/5

    watch it fly - 11/27/2014
    By: from ayrshire

    I bought this line after recommendation from a friend, and caught three fish on my first outing, the line is straight and true and floats high on the water surface, no memory coils a truly slick line, very easily cast to intending trout this line will appeal to all anglers from novice to pro, comes highly recommended!

  • 2/5

    Disappointed - 9/29/2014
    By: from Colorado Springs, CO

    While I like the castability and slightly heavier weight of this line it didn't perform well on the water. Even though it is WF4F, after only a few casts it just didn't float well. The tip sank on every cast and made dry fly presentations difficult. Even on calmer water it sinks. I will spend more next time for a better line.

  • 4/5


    Got this to replace line that came on an encounter outfit. Immediately noticed how much easier it was to load the rod and shoot line. Love it so far

  • 5/5

    Clearwater WF 4 F - 7/23/2014
    By: from Germany
    Top 25 Contributor

    I bought this line as a replacement for my 10 years old used Superfine Wonderline fly line. The new Hydros Superfine line has a different taper and does not load in close as nicely as the older taper. ORVIS must have changed that. The Clearwater WF line has a slightly heavier taper and loads rods well already at small distances. Originally it was developed for beginner casters to help them better feel the rod load. The line surface is super slick and floats well. A good fly line.

  • 4/5

    Quality Line - 7/4/2014
    By: from New York

    Good fly line. I have this line on a Clearwater reel. No complaints with it. If you want a quality line & don't want to spend a lot of money, this is it. It casts well & feels good in the hand. Very pleased with this line so far.

  • 5/5


    Excellent line! Casts very well - lies down smoothly.

  • 5/5

    Excellent line - 5/27/2014
    By: from Suffolk, VA

    When I first used this line I was instantly impressed with the ease that it slides through the guides. This line creates minimal friction against all contact surfaces resulting in a greatly improved cast distance. The welded loop in the end makes attaching a leader a breeze and the WF makes for an easy and accurate cast. You really couldn't ask for any more in such a reasonably priced line.

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