Orvis Helios 2 Fly Rod
- Price: $795.00
- Fishing Type: Fresh Water, Salt Water
- Brand: Orvis
- Vendor: Orvis
This rod is for you if you need the following:
- The newest in rod manufacturing technology, a beautiful and lightweight blank built with high quality hardware and reel seat.
- A Mid-Flex rod with faster recovery speeds than other available rods.
- A very fast action Tip-Flex rod.
- A rod capable of anything from a long accurate cast to a soft, short presentation.
- 70+ foot casts regularly.
This rod may NOT be for you if:
- You don’t need to make 70+ foot casts regularly. Check out the Scott A4 here
The Helios 2 can cast just as far as any high end rod while retaining a softer tip for a tippet cushion. At $795 it’s no bargain but well worth the price. The Helios 2 is available in Mid Flex and Tip Flex but the Tip Flex is where it really shines. You can crank double hauls straight into the wind thanks to the Tip Flex taper’s power while still being able to drop a soft dry fly cast. The taper feels so good when you cast it, it’s something you have to feel to believe. And it’s really light. All in all it’s a joy to fish with and a superb rod.