The Clearwater 5-Weight 8'6" 6-Piece Fly Rod continues the legacy of this iconic length and line weight in a travel-friendly, go-anywhere version. Considered by many to be the perfect trout rod, for many fly anglers this was the first model purchased. The legendary Superfine Orvis Henry's Fork rod was an 8'6" 5-weight. It offers a versatile length that's at home on large or small water, a line-weight that allows for the enjoyment of small trout and yet can handle large trout and light bass with ease. New convenient 6-piece easily breaks down into two equal sections for quick transport from spot to spot. 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 ever to be without a fly rod when you find yourself at water's edge. 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.
8'6" 5-weight 6-Piece
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 foregrip