If there were a Hall of Fame for fly rod models, the 8'6" 5-weight would have been voted in unanimously. One of the most popular lengths and weights in the world, the fine-tuned Helios 2 tapers breathe new life into a beloved classic. From small-stream boulder hopping to launching rubber-legged foam-bodied hoppers from a boat, this fast-action Helios 2 will finally let you retire all the other 8'6" 5-weights you own and help you rediscover why you started fly fishing in the first place. It will be your new first love. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont.
Why would we take the world's best fly rod and change it? The answer is simple. We're driven by constant improvement. Put this rod in your hands and feel the rush. You'll completely understand.
20% stronger than the original Helios 20% lighter in hand 100% increase in tip-impact strength Fine-tuned tapers for unrivaled tracking, accuracy, and lifting power
|Best in Class, as judged by the Gear Institute, 2012|
|Recipient of an Editor's Choice Award from Fly Fusion magazine, 2012|
|Winner of Fly Fisherman magazine's Best New Rod Series award, 2013|
|Winner of Men's Journal Gear of the Year Award, 2012.|
|Winner of American Angler's Gear of the Year Award as one of the best new fly-fishing products chosen by the magazine's editorial staff.|
|Recipient of "Recommended for 2013" award from Trout & Salmon magazine.|