Helios 2 7-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

Experience the ultimate in precision with this fast action 7 wt.


3½ oz. 9' 4-piece Tip Flex fly rod for 7-wt. line.

It's the pull of a dime-bright steelhead on a swung fly. It's seeing a bonefish materialize 30 feet in front of you. It's the bulldogging carp racing away with your streamer. It's that moment when your tireless preparation meets power and precision. It's why we fish. And it's why we built this fast action 7 wt. Helios 2. 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 7-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Northwest Steelhead! Orvis sent me a new 9 foot 7 weight to replace a Trident I got in 1998. Must say I love the warranty, but let's talk about fishing. The first time I took this rod out it cast effortlessly and I caught a steelhead on the first day! It may take a little luck to catch a fish constantly on the move, but it is equally important to have a rod that meets, or better yet extends, your own skill. It is kind of like driving a Porsche with six gears when you are used to driving a car with only five. You are already going fast, so what happens when you shift up? You experience something that is all together different! Why? It is just pure joy to have a tool like the Helios 2 -- it has more than the five gears you are used to. Now, I get even more excited to get back on the water even if the next steelhead might take might take a thousand casts.
    Date published: 2016-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Purchase Purchased this rod for heavy streamer and light saltwater applications. Have yet to test it out in the salt, but it has exceeded all expectations as a heavy streamer rod. Thanks Orvis!
    Date published: 2015-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best 9' 7wt I cast every top 9' 7wt out there same time rigged the same..... minus the new sage salt. This rod beat them all. Good long and short....a hard combo to find. I use it primarily as my streamer stick running 250G depth charge....perfect. works awesome with a floating line as well.
    Date published: 2015-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best choice! I own many fly rods and more than one steelhead rod. I just returned from a two day steelhead trip in Erie and fished with my new 9 ' 7 wt tip flex and I couldn't have been more satisfied. The rod is extremely responsive, with a very light feel and strong enough to handle the attitude of an angry steelhead. I fished two days for an average of 7 hours each day, and I didn't experience any arm fatigue from casting. My next purchase will be a 8'6" 3 wt. You simply can't go wrong with this rod.
    Date published: 2014-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hats Off You guys finally got the speed right. Awesome tight loops and easy distance, but still great in close. I cast the 7wt and the 5wt recently, bought "em both. I used the 7 on river Gaspergou (black drum) up to seven pounds. Can't wait to use this for bone fish!
    Date published: 2014-10-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall great rod Using my 7wt 9' for throwing streamers. Seems to ease my work load, as the rod does all the heavy lifting. Light nimble rod, I recommend to anglers of all skill sets.
    Date published: 2014-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from can cast a mile I got the 9' 7 wt. tip flex and It is by far the best casting rod I have ever used in my life. it was putting 3 pound largemouth to shame very easy to cast and the precision is dead on. great rod !
    Date published: 2014-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitive Carp Rod! Carp are often overlooked but in western PA they are plentiful and large. With Carp you do not get a second chance. Not only will they spook at the slightest mistake they will alert all of the others. When you finally catch one they are powerhouses. They do not fight like other fish. Instead they go deep applying constant, intense power to the rod and line. The Helios 2 7-weight is a surgical tool. With carp you have to drop the fly in the space the size of a dinner plate not a hula hoop like with bass or trout. The Helios 2 is the "sniper of the sea!" It is deadly accurate and can withstand the largest carp,bass and even river catfish! Oh and you will need the fighting butt...trust me. The 7 weight is a heavier rod and can make your arm sore. It is also less sensitive to smaller fish like panfish and small mouth. It was definitely intended for larger or aggressive fish so keep that in mind.
    Date published: 2014-04-29
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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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