Clearwater 5-weight 9' Fly Rod

The 9' 5-weight Clearwater is an excellent all-around trout rod.


  • A quality fly rod at an affordable price
  • 3¼ oz. 4-piece
  • 9’ 5-wt
  • Helios technology profiles and tapers
  • Lightweight power with exceptional line control
  • Backed by our 25-year guarantee

A 9-foot 5-weight fly rod is pretty standard fare in trout towns from Alaska to Maine, but our Clearwater 905-4 is anything but ordinary. Never before has there been such a quality rod at such an affordable price, perfect for trout bums and beyond.

Rod outfit includes:

  • Clearwater 905-4 Fly Rod
  • Clearwater LA II Reel - Black
  • Clearwater Fly Line weight 5 - Yellow
  • 125 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Cordura rod tube

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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 61 reviews


60 of 61 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Perfect!! - 11/25/2015
    By: from Dundee Scotland

    I don't usually write reviews but I thought it would be wrong not to on this occasion. I recently purchased the Clearwater 9ft 5 weight with Clearwater reel and Clearwater fly line. I headed to a local loch to try the rig out. The set up looks great apart from the cork on handle looks a little cheap. My first few casts were terrible I just couldnt seem to get the line out straight at all. I was so disappointed. I hadn't been fishing in quite a few years so I knew I was going to be a bit rusty with my casting but this was terrible. But I persevered and slowly started to get used to the rod. I basically just needed to slow everything right down. Feels like you have all the time in the world on the back cast. Every cast got better and landing on the water straighter. I then went on to catch 8 rainbows 3lb - 6lb and may I add there was another 5 gents fishing and they only had 2 fish between them. When I caught no.8 I though I better stop and leave some fish for the rest.. I held my clearwater rod high above my head as I walked past the fellow anglers haha Can't wait to go out again! This set up is the shizzle

  • 5/5

    Orvis quality A+ - 10/26/2015
    By: from OKC,OK

    I bought this rod with no experience to fly fishing, but I can say I will enjoy it knowing the quality Orvis puts into their products.

  • 5/5

    Love these! - 8/25/2015
    By: from Las Vegas, NV

    I own 2 clearwater rod and reel combos, the 9' and 7.5' (for rivers with tight casting restrictions) They consistently exceed my expectations and cast much better than similarly priced Rods from other companies. I will stick with Orvis from now on! Thanks!

  • 5/5

    Excellent purchace - 8/8/2015
    By: from Illinois/Arkansas

    I am a fly casting novice. I researched reviews and found solid recommendations for the Clearwater rod and reel. I mentioned it to my son who highly recommended this product as well as the Orvis company. Very pleased. Looking forward to years of angling.

  • 4/5

    Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod - 7/21/2015
    By: from Ozarks

    This is my second purchase of this particular rod. It is reliable and flexible and suits my casting style well on small to medium trout streams. It casts well with many different fly patterns including small nymphing rigs.

  • 5/5

    Best I've used - 6/9/2015
    By: from Northeast Vermont

    I have only had my Clearwater rod for a month, but I already wouldn't trade it. This rod is the best I've ever used in 35 years of fly fishing.

  • 5/5

    Excellent choice - 6/2/2015
    By: from Lancashire

    I already have a trusty Clearwater 7wt and a 3wt. This completes my set. Used it last week on the Lancashire Calder. Beautifully weighted and very responsive. Also caught many fish! Yes the cork handle is not as brilliant as it could be but the clear waters are the best rods I can afford and are lovely to use.

  • 5/5

    Well Built Rod - 5/7/2015
    By: from Reading, PA

    Just bought my Clearwater 9ft. 5wt. rod this afternoon. Took it fishing an hour later and caught two nice Rainbow Trout. I enjoyed using it and the price made me feel even better. Don't let the low price fool you. This rods performance and finish would make you think that it is worth twice as much. The Trout don't know how much you spent for it. Get yourself one, you will be glad you did.

  • 5/5

    Great Rod! - 5/4/2015

    The Clearwater Fly Rod is truly one of the best values in fly fishing. The rod has the feel and action of a much higher priced rod--and it comes with the famous Orvis warrantee. It is the perfect rod to grow your skills with--you can fish it your whole life and never outgrow the capability of this rod. A true best buy!

  • 5/5

    Great Rod, with even better service! - 4/12/2015
    By: from North Carolina

    I am 13 years old and got this rod this Christmas after fishing with a spinning rod since I was 7. I immediately was able to learn to cast thanks to the balance and feel of this rod. It has a light crisp feel, and has great reach for nymphing. I went on my second major fishing trip last week and caught 24 trout in the first day with this rod! Sadly I broke the rod on the second day of the trip. I finished the trip with a borrowed rod and as soon as I got home I packed it up and sent it off to be repaired. Great customer service! Even though I broke this rod, I highly recommend this to beginners and experts alike! Mainly because of the great warranty on it! Thank you Orvis for the great product! Tight Lines!

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  • Clearwater 905-4 Fly Rod $198.00
  • Outfit - Includes Clearwater LA II Reel, Clearwater Fly Line $326.00 
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