The new Clearwater Fly Rods are completely redesigned from top to bottom. With a new color scheme and Helios 3-ish cosmetics, there's no mistaking that these rods are a significant upgrade. Orvis has tailored each rod with a Medium, Medium-Fast, or Fast Action depending on the model and its intended uses. These seriously attractive rods showcase black-chrome blanks with white accents, quick rod i.d. labeling (also just like the H3's), chrome snake guides, chrome stripping guides with ceramic inserts, and black-nickel aluminum reel seats. They look great as great as they cast. The Clearwater rod is perfectly matched with the New 2019 Orvis Clearwater Fly Reels, which may be the best performance value reel on the market. Featuring a powerful, smooth drag system and a new, stronger and lighter frame, the new Orvis Clearwater is tough and attractive, in a lightweight reel to perfectly balance modern fly rods. Two years in design and development delivers with a powerful inline, Rulon to stainless, stacked disc drag that can hold its own with high-performance machined reels. The New Orvis Clearwater Fly Reel has the great classic look of a fully machined reel, and more importantly, has the guts of a much higher-priced fly reel.