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. 4-piece
  • 9' 12-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
  • 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.

    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
  • Rod tube



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.
Buy any Helios 2 fly rod, get a FREE Hydros SL reel.
To take advantage of this offer, add any Helios 2 fly rod and any Hydros SL reel to your basket. The reduced price, reflecting the FREE Hydros SL reel, will be automatically applied at checkout. Not valid on rod outfits.

Offer ends December 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET

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  • Helios 2 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex $850
  • Outfit - includes Mirage VI reel, Hydros Tarpon line $1,464 
    Sale: $1,364
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