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Old 06-20-2012, 08:09 PM
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Default Looking for last years Orvis Clearwater Rod

Would anyone know where I would be able to find an Orvis Clearwater Rod from a year or two ago. The color was blue which the new ones are now green. I am looking for the 7 ft 4wt . Thanks for any help!
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:15 PM
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I just picked one up in 9wt 9' for 50$ from one of the guys I fish with. Now to get a reel setup for it. I am not sure who would have them for sale though. Check ebay maybe.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: Looking for last years Orvis Clearwater Rod

I work at a fly shop and I know we have at least one old Clearwater left, Ill check tomorrow
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ill bite...why are you after that particular rod?
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Default Re: Looking for last years Orvis Clearwater Rod

Unfortunately I only have a 7 wt, good luck finding one sorry I can't help. I second the above question.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: Looking for last years Orvis Clearwater Rod

A friend of mine was looking for one, don't really know why, doesn't seem to be that great of a rod for the price.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: Looking for last years Orvis Clearwater Rod

Yeah, the technology has improved a great deal in the past year. Even a high performance deal rod would cast the same if not better. Oh well, it still was a nice rod and if he breaks it maybe he can get the new Clearwater
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Default Re: Looking for last years Orvis Clearwater Rod

can someone tell me what the difference is between Clearwater and Clearwate II rods?
i just got a Clearwater 905-4 outfit
and it clearly says CLEARWATER on the rod.

is II a new model or old? should have i waited?
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: Looking for last years Orvis Clearwater Rod

i just got a 8'6" 5 wt. on the orvis website i think it was in march it was on clearance for i think 90 bucks or so . i am new to this so i am not the most informative guy on here about this rod but to me i think itst he best rodi ever had. My guide in the GSMNP a couple weeks ago told me that the rod was a very light and surprising good rod man was i proud at that point. then i cought a couple nice bows on it then i was smiling
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Looking for last years Orvis Clearwater Rod

Actually there have been two models named "Clearwater" and one named "Clearwater II". The first "Clearwater" was gray with blue or green (can't remember which) ferules. The "Clearwater II" is blue and was current as of last year. The green is new and redesigned for 2012. At the time they were created they were all great rods. The older rod is still a decent rod while being practically extinct. The blue rod (Clearwater II) is an excellent rod for the money, but there was a large step up in the technology used in last year versus this year's models. You can't go wrong with either of them and they both have 25 year warranties. Its hard to tell whether you should have waited or not unless I know which year.
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