The micro-Spey has its own action for swinging and mending smaller trout streamers and wets.
The two shortest trout rods have a slower action designed for short casts as compared to more conventional models.
The basic saltwater models have a faster action designed for bigger flies, bigger fish, and windy conditions.
The new Clearwaters improved the rod blank materials using a blend of standard, intermediate, and high modulus graphite depending on the rod model.
The rods have between 10 and 15% improved strength, depending on the exact rod model.
Details: The Clearwater 4-Weight 8'6" Fly Rod is a versatile trout rod in the "sweet spot" of length and line weight. It has the ability to place a dry fly deftly on the surface, fire a small streamer at a cut bank, or even handle a light nymph rig close in. If trout or even light bass and panfish are the target, the Clearwater 864-4 is a clear choice for versatility and value.The new Clearwater Rod Series is not just a cosmetic facelift, but a complete overhaul from the ground up by our 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 in a comprehensive series that covers every angler from small stream addicts to Skagit slinging two-handers. 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, from medium-action small stream rods to medium-fast freshwater rods and fast-action big game rods.
Package Dimensions: 33.0 x 5.0 x 5.0 inches
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