Re: Orvis Clearwater?
I agree that the current Clearwater models are very nice rods for the money. If you tried a few and the 9x4 is the one that felt best, that's the one you should get. You really don't need anything special in a reel with a 4 weight rod, so I would say the combo outfit should suit you just fine. However, if you do want a nicer reel, and if your shop is a designated Orvis dealer, they might be willing to substitute the Battenkill or Access reel and offer a commensurate discount on those too.