From Orvis -
"Everything has changed except the value. The new Clearwater Rod Series is a complete overhaul from the ground up by our Vermont rod designers. Each rod is designed with a purpose-built profile and action to handle the fishing the rod would be traditionally used for, from medium-action small stream rods to medium-fast freshwater rods and fast-action big game rods. Designed in Vermont for anglers worldwide."
The Clearwater is an incredible rod for beginners and those needing a spare. For a rod in this price range it casts remarkably well and is ideal to learn on or help expand your rod quiver.