Helios 2 8-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex

This medium action 8 wt. delivers softer presentations with ease.


3½ oz. 9' 4-piece Tip Flex fly rod for 8-wt. line.

Pick up this medium action 8 weight fly rod in Idaho and you're nymphing for steelhead. The snow falls all around you as you power a cast into a tempting seam. Pick up this rod in Texas and you're battling both the wind and a school of redfish. The sun sears overhead as golden tails glimmer in the saltgrass. Pick up this rod anywhere and you'll see all the time, energy, and work we put into it. We'd be happy for it to be yours. 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: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 3 reviews


    3 of 3 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Rod Replaced - 7/23/2015
      By: from North Carolina

      I broke my 23 year old HLS 4-piece rod. After sending it off to Orvis for repair, I was informed that my rod was outdated and could not be repaired. Much to my surprise, an Helios 2, 9' 8 wt. showed up on my door step. I'm anxious to try it out on an upcoming tarpon and bone fishing trip. WAY TO GO ORVIS!!!

    • 5/5

      Rod replaced - 6/12/2014
      By: from Newfoundland canada

      Broke my rod at the end of the season. Send it back to Orvis it was a older rod wasn't expecting to get a Helios 2 in return. Tried the rod last week. Did my eyes ever open easy to handle and it made my fishing skill seem to be so much better. I could cast much further and with no effort and it was so light. Thanks Orvis

    • 5/5

      Superior - 6/11/2014
      By: from Stilwell, KS

      I purchased a 5 weight Helios 2 for trout several months ago. Just an outstanding rod and reel outfit. Last month I fly fished the Florida Keys and used the guides equipment. I was disappointed with this equipment and decided to purchase an 8 weight Helios 2. The new equipment is far superior to all the premium equipment I own. tom


    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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    • Helios 2 8-weight 9' Mid Flex Fly Rod £695.00
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