Helios 2 6-weight 9'6" Fly Rod—Tip Flex

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3⅜ oz. 9'6", 4-piece, Tip-Flex fly rod for 6-wt. line.

Sooner or later, you're going to tie on a streamer. Maybe you've been brought up with dry-fly parents, or you've been schooled in the ways of the nymph by a wise mentor—it makes no difference. We all succumb to the ways of the Woolly Bugger. When you do, the 6-weight, 9'6" Helios 2 will be here waiting. Power? Check. Accuracy? Double check. Take this as your invitation to join us. 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

  • Reviews

    Overall: 5.0/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 2 reviews

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    2 of 2 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      retirement treat - 4/22/2014
      By: from Oxfordshire

      Bought it on the morning with my wife in attendance. Took it out for a try on the afternoon and first cast I took a fish, this has got to be a good sign for the future. With ease I soon got to casting past my best and into line which normaly stays on the reel, this on a still no wind at all day. One small complaint, no place to hang the fly at the butt.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      The Best Rod I've Ever Cast! - 7/21/2013
      By: from Gig Harbor, WA
      Top 50 Contributor

      I just got back from my first time taking my H2 out to the Sound for sea run cutthroats. All I can say is WOW! The rod felt light in hand and through the entire casting stroke. No vibration anywhere in the cast - the rod was smooth through my back and forward casts. It sounds like marketing hyperbole, but the rod did indeed feel like an extension of my hand. No matter the length of line out, the H2 gave me confidence like I've not felt before with any other rod. At all lengths the line moved smoothly and crisply. And does it shoot line! I was using an Outbound 6wt floating line, a line that I had trouble getting to work with on other rods given its long head. Not the H2. It was easy casting. Amazing. This is the finest fly rod I've ever cast. Thank you Orvis - this rod stands head and shoulders above all the others. It will make anyone a better caster.

    Awards

    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.
    Trout and Salmon Recommends for 2013. Recipient of "Recommended for 2013" award from Trout & Salmon magazine.
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    Offer valid on full-price rod purchase only. Prices as marked reflect the discount. To take advantage of this exclusive offer, send in a usable fishing rod to Clearwater House, North Way, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5RW. Please clearly mark 'Charity Rod Swap' on the packaging.

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