Helios 2 2-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Mid Flex

Simply the best dry fly rod for smaller streams.


1⅞ oz. 8'4", 4-piece, Mid-Flex fly rod for 2-wt. line.

Small-stream fishing is many things. It's hopping from boulder to boulder while trying to stay upright. It's searching each plunge pool with a bushy caddis pattern. It's hiking as far from the parking lot as you can get. Whatever it means to you, the 2-weight, 8'4", Helios 2 makes the perfect companion. Trophy fish come in all shapes and sizes. Go find 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

    Rod outfit includes:

  • Helios 2 842-4 Mid-Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage I Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros Superfine WF2 line
  • 75 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Made-in-USA aluminum rod tube and cloth rod sack

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  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 1 reviews


    1 of 1 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Super rod - 10/10/2013
      By: from Louisiana

      Have had this rod 2 weeks and have fished it heavy. Really fast and responsive. Suits my casting style great and really shoots line like a much heavier rod. Have caught over 200 coppernose bluegill on it. Big ones. My buddy has a mystic 2 wt which is a nice rod but doesn't cast in heavy wind near as well as this one. The Helios 2 casts great with either 2 or 3 wt line. Compared to other 2 wts it feels powerful and not wimpy like some of the others. Great purchase


    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.
    Gray’s Best is considered one of the most prestigious sporting product awards and is chosen by the editors and staff at Gray’s Sporting Journal.
    Winner of the Trident Fly Fishing Poseidon Award and the 2014 5-weight Shootout.

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    • Helios 2 2-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Mid Flex $795.00
    • Outfit - includes Mirage I reel, Hydros Superfine WF2 line $1,299.00 
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