Helios 2 5-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

The Helios 2 is the best fly rod the world has ever seen.


2½ oz. 9', 4-piece, Tip-Flex fly rod for 5-wt. line.

There may not be many truths in fly fishing, but here is one: you can't catch a fish if you can't get a fly in front of it. Thanks to the most accurate and versatile 5-weight we've ever created, that problem will disappear forever. Whether you're slinging lead toward an undercut bank or dropping tricos in a glass-calm tailout from 50 feet away, the 905-4 Helios 2 will perform with precision, sensitivity, and brute force when necessary. Lighter in hand and stronger than the original Helios, you'll be able to fish longer, fish harder, and feel the difference a superior rod makes. 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

    Helios 2 5-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 33.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from unbelivable I went fishing with my buddy and he said try my Helios 2 . Couldnt belive how nice it cast and felt in my hand two days later got one my self
    Date published: 2016-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helios 2 This is the best rod I have ever fished with and Orvis's customer service sets the bar so high I can't imagine buying my fishing gear anywhere else. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Well done Orvis.
    Date published: 2016-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Best fly rod I've ever purchased. It certainly lives up to all of the Helios 2 hype!
    Date published: 2016-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection Lightweight, accurate, tons of backbone. This 9ft 5wt is sp light I often flick cast at short ranges. Ive only taken this rod trout fishing once and landed an 8 inch rainbow, and to my amazement it bent the rod and was enjoyable. I usually take this rod carp fishing. I've landed tons of carp up to 12 pounds. It has enough backbone to handle larger fish but also make the small ones fun. This rod is my workhorse and I wouldn't rather have anything else.
    Date published: 2015-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line!! I was looking for a 4pc. 5wt. tip flex fly rod and did I hit it right with this purchase. Of all the rods I own this tops them all. I've used it for a year now but wanted to wait before giving it a review. Great rod you can't go wrong with this one.
    Date published: 2015-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from almost not fair Accuracy, feel, great-looking hardware and finish. WF5F Hydros 3-D line and UK-made CFO reel (the limited-edition reproduction). I have the luxury of being able to cast a lot of different rods, and the H2 is most certainly the best technical stick for putting a fly where you want it, and to safely and efficiently bring a fish to hand. When I share it with other casters/fishermen the temptation seems to be, since it is such a "fast" rod, to speed up their cast. When I convince them to slow down and smooth out their cast, they are inevitably rewarded and amazed. Bought the 4-wt tip flex, too, after fishing the 5-wt for awhile, and am pretty sure I will be picking up the 8-wt this spring to fill out the armory.
    Date published: 2015-01-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed with my tip flex I'm really having trouble with my tip flex,I just can't cast it like my mid flex rods, I've only fished with it 4 times,I'm going to ask orvis to exchange it for a midflex, can someone give me there opinion on what I should do?
    Date published: 2014-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Rod, even better customer service Got a chance to put my H2 9' 5wt tip-flex (w Orvis Hydros 3D line) through the paces yesterday. Fantastic rod. Threw some drys, dry-droppers, and a weighted nymph setup with ease and accuracy. Handled 3 20"+ rainbows with ease. Great feel, fantastic and light to cast, and confident handling bringing the fish to net. Great customer service to match.
    Date published: 2014-09-29
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    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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