Helios 2 3-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

This small creek fly rod is your answer for dapping or nymphing pocket water.


2½ oz. 10', 4-piece, Tip-Flex fly rod for 3-wt. line.

There are as many ways to fly fish as there are anglers with fly rods. The only thing that matters is finding what's right for you. Some lean toward heavy rods and big fish, while others are quite content with a 1-weight and a brook trout. For those with a high-sticking itch to scratch, the 3-weight, 10' Helios 2 is the perfect rod for the job. From delicate tailwater presentations to dapping dries in creeks no wider than the rod itself, the Helios 2 is all about finding new water and finding yourself. Let the Helios 2 help you along the way. 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 2 103-4 Tip Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage I Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros WF3 line
  • 50 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 4 reviews


    4 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Great weight/length combo - 1/29/2015
      By: from Silverton, OR

      When I saw Orvis offered a 10-foot, 3-weight rod, I knew I had to have one. I have an old Scott G-series 9-foot, 3-weight that's great for nymphing, but too soft to throw dry flies as far as I want. Of course, with the foot of extra length, I may be using it for short-line nymphing as well. The action has a "plastic" feel to it, but I think I will get use to it.

    • 5/5

      High Stick and More! - 1/26/2015
      By: from Jackson, WY

      The H2 series of fly rods are by far my favorite of all rods on the market. I have four of them and one is this 10' 3 wt. This is the best high sticking rod I have found. It is lighter than most companies 2 wt rods. It is not a noodley rod like other companies designated "high stick or euro nymphing" rods. This rod is a bit faster and still allows you to feel every take and rock as you lead your fly along the drift. Plus, the action helps you get the fish to the net faster as well. I take this rod when I am going out for high-sticking days and I'll switch to throw dry flies as needed. The tracking of the line and presentation for dry fly fishing is like no other rod out there. My advice is buy it! You'll end up buying another in a different weight.

    • 5/5

      Helios 2 10' 3wt - 7/1/2014
      By: from Ball Ground, Georgia

      I received this rod as a fathers day gift for euro nymphing. This is one sweet rod. I am extremely happy with it. Could not be happier. This rod cast fantastic and is a real pleasure to fish with.

    • 5/5

      H2 3 Weight Magic - 8/7/2013
      By: from Colorado, USA

      Orvis has managed to exceed my expectations again. For years I dreamed of a quality 10 foot, 3 weight fly rod and Orvis made one! My H2 is a dream come true. The rod throws line like it is a 5 weight, yet it is delicate in its presentation. The 10 foot length makes mending easy on bigger western streams. This rod is now my lead-off hitter for most of my fishing trips. Thanks to the Orvis Company and Mr Oliva for ‘hooking me up’ with this rod!


    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 3-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex $795.00
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