The Orvis Clearwater is designed to be a versatile catch-all style rod at a value price—and that's exactly what I'm finding it to be. I went with the 9-foot 5-weight. Whether it's a big catch, small fish, wide river, or alpine stream, I always feel well equipped for the challenge. Now, I leave the guessing and mix-and-matching for the fly box.
The Clearwater's medium/fast action is dialed in and feels incredibly receptive. This package comes with the rod, case, and Clearwater reel with line and backing already attached. Available at the Tackle Shop and Dan Bailey's; $376.