Helios 2 5-weight 7'9" Fly Rod—Mid Flex

Feel the responsiveness with this precision fly rod.


2⅛ oz. 7'9", 4-piece, Mid-Flex fly rod for 5-wt. line.

Everyone wants you to cast farther, to explore deeper, to reach out as far as possible. But there's something to be said about focusing on what's close. You laugh at the parking lot casters, the "I can throw a line with my 3-weight" braggadocio and lose count of how many fish you've caught within 10 feet of where you're standing. You cherish these short casts, these communal presentations, and—what do you know?—so does the 5-weight, 7'9" Helios 2. You're both designed to fish, which means you're perfect for each other. 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 2 795-4 Mid Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage II Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros WF5 line
  • 100 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Carbon fiber rod tube and cloth rod sack

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    Allow 3 extra days for delivery.

  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 2 reviews


    2 of 2 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Perfect 5. - 10/12/2013
      By: from Brazil.
      Top 1000 Contributor

      If the rod is too long or short, too stiff or soft, there is always a missing quality. BUT this rod has all capabilities of long rods and short rods, from stiff and from soft. How Orvis did this!?? One of those rods that makes me wanna go fishing just to have the pleasure of using it. Can´t wait to go back to the streams.

    • 5/5

      THE All Arounder - 6/5/2013
      By: from Milwaukee, WI
      Top 500 Contributor

      I decided on this rod to help me pick apart the small Wisconsin spring creeks found throughout the state, and to help out with Panfish duties. I wanted something that I could easily cast streamers, nymph rigs, dry droppers, terrestrials, poppers, and of course dries. The thing I found most remarkable about this rod is that it almost "adapts" in a chameleon like way to whatever style of fishing is at hand. It's soft and gentle, yet powerful and assertive when you need it. However, the thing that never waivers is the absolute bulls eye accuracy. This is the closest rod I've ever found to being "all conditions, all around". Truly a home run.


    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 7'9" Fly Rod—Mid Flex $795.00
    • Outfit - includes Mirage II reel, Hydros Trout line $1,325.00 Sale: $1,225.00
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