Helios 2 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

Finally, a big-game fly rod that you can cast with precision. Made in USA.


5⅜ oz. 9' 4-piece Tip Flex big game fly rod for 12-wt. line.

A 150-pound tarpon swims defiantly into view some 50 feet away. Perched on the casting platform, your hands shake as you begin your backcast, and every muscle in your body focuses on this instant. Your lungs exhale an anxious air, equal parts anticipation and pure exhilaration. Your time is now. Your rod is here. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.

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 2 912-4 Tip-Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage VI Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros Tarpon line
  • 325 yards of 30lb 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 1 reviews


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

    • 5/5

      Great new fly rod - 3/20/2013
      By: from Lake Charles, LA

      I just purchased an Orvis Helios 2 twelve weight 9 foot, 4 piece fly rod and I like it very much. I will not be able to fish tarpon with it until May, but I strung it up with leader and fly and made several casts with it. It is light in weight and very responsive. I have fished tarpon since the late 1960's and I believe this is the best casting rod I have ever used. I can hardly wait to fish tarpon with it!


    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 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex $850.00
    • Outfit - includes Mirage VI reel, Hydros Tarpon line $1,464.00 Sale: $1,364.00
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