The Clearwater 9-Weight 14' 5-piece, two-handed Spey fly rods were custom designed and built for those who travel to the big salmon rivers of Scandinavia, the UK, Canadian Maritimes, and the big steelhead and salmon rivers of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Designed by Orvis rod designers and extensively field tested, both the 149-5 and the 1510-5 offer exceptional build, power, and the action to handle both Skagit heads and Scandi lines with ease. The 149-5 is the perfect big water Spey rod for someone who wants a powerful rod that's a bit lighter and easier to handle, but still offers the desired power and reach. 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.
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