With a rod tube at just 22½"L, it easily fits into a duffle, pack, or under the car seat—now there's no reason to ever be without a fly rod when you find yourself at water's edge.

4.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: Rod
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$229
Item #21MA
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  • Clearwater® 6-Piece Fly Rod
  • 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
  • Comes with gray rod tube
  • 25-Year Guarantee
  • Designed in Vermont
  • Imported

Orvis 25-Year Guarantee

What that means is, we’ll fix your broken fly rod, and if we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. Step on it, close the door on it, run over it with the car—it doesn’t matter, we’ll fix it. If we can’t repair it, we’ll choose a newer model rod of at least equal value to replace it. Your investment is assured for a nominal shipping and handling charge.

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$376   -  $416
Item #21MA_2
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100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Clearwater® 6-Piece Fly Rod
  • 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
  • Comes with gray rod tube
  • 25-Year Guarantee
  • Designed in Vermont
  • Imported
Rod outfit includes:
  • Clearwater 6-Piece Fly Rod
  • Fly Reel
  • Fly Line & Backing

Orvis 25-Year Guarantee

What that means is, we’ll fix your broken fly rod, and if we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. Step on it, close the door on it, run over it with the car—it doesn’t matter, we’ll fix it. If we can’t repair it, we’ll choose a newer model rod of at least equal value to replace it. Your investment is assured for a nominal shipping and handling charge.

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The Story

Tuck a Clearwater Travel Rod in the car for those commutes when you can’t pass up a cast, or nestle it within your luggage for far-flung fishing adventures—these fly rods are meant for wandering. The Clearwater’s nomadic nature doesn’t leave you wanting for power. These 6-piece travel fly rods have backbone enough to cast hefty flies to mighty game fish, and then break down for the trek to the next body of water—whether it’s a dirt road or an ocean away. Tempt trout and light bass with a versatile Clearwater travel outfit that hops from small streams to bigger water, or satisfy your two-handed casting curiosity without breaking the bank. The Clearwater Travel Rod series is jam-packed with features that boost angling performance and convenience, at an incredible value.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearwater Although I haven’t actually used the rod yet I’m impressed by the buying process, subsequent customer service and the quality of the product.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Off to Montana Taking my trip of a lifetime to Montana this summer and wanted to pack my own gear. This six price rod packs away nicely and has great action. Paired it with the Clear water cassette real so I’m as compact as I can get. John at your Bloomington store was more than helpful. He has a place where I am going and helped me well beyond buying a rod. Thank you
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from feels great, balanced and seems well built New to flyfishing, but not fishing. I will use in the Colorado Rockies in smaller creeks and ponds
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good rod for smallmouth bass I fish jungle streams in Hawaii for smallmouth bass, and this 8'-6" rod works well. It fits in my backpack and can handle large bass. I caught a 20" bass on it with no problem. However, today I hooked a 17" tucanari and it was a different story; a 5 weight is seriously under gunned for tucs, and I was worried that the rod would break. It passed the stress test and didn't break, and I successfully landed him, but now I am going to buy the 8 weight 6 piece Clearwater for when I next go after tucanari.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent performance, missing a few small things For the dollar, try to find a better 6 piece rod - I promise you won't be able to. The action is perfect for an all around trout rod and i can tell it will last me the 25 years the warranty backs up. Before reading the below, please note that the performance of this rod outweighs EVERYTHING negative I could possibly say about it. I would UNDOUBTEDLY recommend this to a friend. I am surprised Orvis missed the mark on a few small things. They very well may not bother you, but I appreciate constructive feedback in my line of work, and so I am assuming Orvis will appreciate the same. 1) Dual reel locks. Not a big deal, but 2 is always better than 1. 2) A hook ring. This is a seemingly nit-picky, but it is a bigger pain in the butt than you would think. I fish small nymphs quite often, and they aren't big enough to hook onto my reel while hiking in between spots. Even for big flies, I don't want to have to hook them onto my reel. Literally every fishing rod, fly or not, I have ever owned has a hook ring - why this isn't on the rod above the cork is baffling. I don't put hooks on guides because even the slightest nick can wear leaders and line. 3) The alignment dots are not perfect. Not a big deal as a they provide a ballpark. It's the little things why this rod isn't perfect. They're easy things to fix, so go do it and have a perfect rod!
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rod is Amazing Bought the Clearwater Rod and Reel combo and it is amazing. Greater started set..
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Travel Rod This rod is fantastic! Small and compact with the features and feel of a regular 4 piece rod. It’s a bit more money but if backpacking is your game, like myself, size and weight is everything!
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clearwater 6pc Travel Rod I haven't had a chance to try it out yet but looking forward to it. Got it at a good deal. Will be handy to have in the car plus nice to take along for travel. I gave it 4 stars for the fact that I haven't used it..
Date published: 2020-01-20
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