The new Clearwater® Rod Series is not just a cosmetic facelift, but a complete overhaul from the ground up by Orvis' 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. 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.
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