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.
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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.|
|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.|