Clearwater fly rods are terrific set-up for the money. For bigger water they have the reach and power for longer casts and more line control for mending and nymphing. In smaller water they offer a softer touch and light feel to present dry flies to a rising fish at distance while still controlling the line for longer drifts. Powerful, yet light and responsive, the Clearwater series will provide you with a remarkable fly rod without a large cost. We have used these rods for many years in our guiding business and they have held up very well.