Helios 2 4-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex

This 4wt. medium action fly rod is a fantastic all around small river trout rod.


2¼ oz. 9' 4-piece Mid Flex fly rod for 4-wt. line.

Is fly fishing a worthwhile endeavor? Is it important, on more than an emotional level? The truth is, when you're trying to fit a size 18 fly into a feeding lane halfway across the river, the answer to that question really won't matter. The only thing you'll be thinking about is putting your fly on target. Count on the Helios 2 4-weight 9' medium action fly rod to help you get it there. 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 4.8 / 5 based on 5 reviews


    5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      A great rod... - 9/8/2015
      By: from Northern Arizona

      This is my second Helios 2 package. I also own (and highly recommend) a H2 3wt 8'4 mid-flex rod. After some battles with strong headwinds and long days on the San Juan fighting whales, I knew I needed something a bit stronger. So I got this beauty, and on the first day, I landed 3 good sized 14"ers in Oak Creek Canyon, a small creek that a friend and I joked was beautiful to cast in and had the spookiest fish in AZ. Wow! This rod worked perfectly with longer delicate dry fly presentations and dead drifts over fast water. I am still blown away. The Mirage II reel is great, love the positive 'clicks' and feeling the subtle changes in drag. Money well spent, for sure. Now I have the 3wt fencing foil and the 4wt scimitar--perfect for the local waters.

    • 5/5

      All day Casting Comfort - 7/8/2014
      By: from New York, NY

      Used for five day float on the Smith River in MT. Accurate casts and frequent recasts were required. Excellent performance and zero shoulder pain after a hard day of fishing. Landed many Browns and big Bows easily. I know I got my money's worth and much more. Now I need to make time to fish it every day all summer.

    • 5/5

      Great Fishing Rod - 12/30/2013
      By: from Los Angeles, CA

      I purchased this fishing rod for a friend that is a serious fly fisherman. He loved it. The fishing rod is extremely light and it came in a nice case. The pruchase experience was very nice at ORVIS.

    • 4/5


      I owned the Zero Gravity 9' 4wt Mid-flex 7.5 and it was my favorite Orvis rod ever. On a recent trip the rod broke at the lower ferrule and could not be repaired. Orvis sent me a new Helios 2 9' 4wt Mid-flex as a replacement. The rod is absolutely beautiful everything is top notch. As far as how the rod performance is concerned, it is dead on accurate and throws very tight loops. The only negative thing I can say is that the H2 mid-flex seems to be a little softer( for my liking ) compared to what my ZG mid-flex was. Looking forward to getting out and fishing it. Thank you Orvis for the great customer service!!

    • 5/5

      Another winner - 8/4/2013
      By: from Melbourne, Australia

      My second Orvis rod; my first was a Helios 1 12w originally bought for GT's but now my go-to rod for long tail tuna in Northern Australia. That was the tip flex, a deeply impressive powerhouse and yet easy to cast for an "advanced beginner". So why not try a Helios 2 I ask myself. This is to be my main rod for small to moderate sized stream fishing for wild brownies; so I specified the mid flex and am teaming it with a Force SL and 5 weight WF AirFlo line. Jackpot. Another beautiful Orvis product; deep blue with a hint of sparkle, sexy titanium guides and here is a rod with soul! I read about rods that can make you a better caster, a lot of it is hype but this time I find myself casting perfect straight loops with little pointy ends right out of the box, and feel like I could do it in my sleep. I'm looking forward to a great season with my new best mate!


    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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