The Clearwater 5-Weight 9' 6-Piece Fly Rod is a travel-friendly, go-anywhere version of the standard for Western rivers and bigger Eastern water. Not only does it have the length to reach out and control drifts and the power to reach far banks, but it also has the line weight to handle big trout and light bass. New convenient 6-piece easily breaks down into two equal sections for quick transport from spot to spot. With a rod tube at just 22½"L, it easily fits into a duffle, pack, or under the car seat—now there's no reason to ever be without a fly rod when you find yourself at water's edge. 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.