For 2012, Orvis has completely revamped its Clearwater rod series. The all new Clearwater series reaps the rewards of Orvis’s award-winning Helios technology with all new profiles and tapers taken directly from the Helios line making the new Clearwater rods lighter and more responsive than ever. There are 20 models, ranging from a delicate 2-weight to a broad-shouldered 12-weight in flex profiles perfectly suited for the rod’s application. Built with a significant upgrade in reel seat and cosmetics, these rods and outfits will revolutionize performance for price. More sizes, more performance, and game-changing value.
Cosmetic details include a gunsmoke, aluminum reel seat, an emerald green, woven graphite blank, a half-wells grip, dark olive wraps with silver tipping, chrome snake guides and a hook keeper. Each rod comes in a green cordura tube with zip top, a divided interior and carry handle for a MSRP of $198 for freshwater and $225 for saltwater models.