Helios 2 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Tip Flex

An all around fly rod that has versatility written all over it.

Details

  • 2¼ oz. 4-piece Tip-Flex
  • 8'6" 5-wt.
  • Tip-Flex
  • 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 tube
  • Backed by our 25-year guarantee
  • If there were a Hall of Fame for fly rod models, the 8'6", 5-weight would have been voted in unanimously. One of the most popular lengths and weights in the world, the fine-tuned Helios 2 tapers breathe new life into a beloved classic. From small-stream boulder hopping to launching rubber-legged foam-bodied hoppers from a boat, this fast-action Helios 2 will finally let you retire all the other 8'6" 5-weights you own and help you rediscover why you started fly fishing in the first place. This Helios 2 will be your new first love. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.

    Rod outfit includes:

  • Helios 2 865-4 Tip-Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage II Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros WF5 line
  • 100 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Rod tube
  • Learn more about personalizing this fly rod.
    Allow 3 extra days for delivery.

Reviews

Helios 2 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Tip Flex is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Awards

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 5-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Tip Flex $795
  • Outfit - includes Mirage II reel, Hydros WF5 line $1,319 
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