Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

Tackle big rivers with this 6wt. with fighting butt. Made in USA.


3 oz. 9' 4-piece Tip Flex fly rod for 6-wt. line.

It's built for throwing heavy streamers from a drift boat, yet it excels on the bonefish flats of Eleuthera. It's designed to handle big nymph rigs, yet places hoppers within inches of the bank. It's the Helios 2 6-weight 9' fly rod, and it's pleased to meet you. Light and agile, with reserve power in spades, this big-game H2 6wt. with a fighting butt will stare down stripers, steelhead, bass, and bonefish without the slightest hesitation. You'll be glad it's on your side. 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 2 906-4 Tip-Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage III Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros Saltwater All Rounder line
  • 125 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Made-in-USA aluminum rod tube and cloth rod sack

    Learn more about personalizing this fly rod.
    Allow 3 extra days for delivery.

  • 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

      A new experience - 5/28/2015
      By: from Eatonton, GA

      Really like the rod. It stays in touch with the line throughout the cast. I'm using it for bass and it turns over bass bugs very nicely. It's the first rod I've used that truly makes bass bug fishing feel like fly fishing.

    • 5/5

      Very Happy - 4/6/2015
      By: from Richmond, Va.

      I opened up an Orvis card and got a nice discount. The service was excellent, and i have very much enjoyed the rod! As fly fisherman like to say "it's a cannon." MB

    • 5/5

      Great fly rod - 11/25/2013

      This rod is probably one of the best rods ever produced by Orvis. I cast it side by side with several other high end rods (one+xi2, radian etc) of the same size and pricing and it felt very, very similar. I've cast a 200-250 grain sinking lines with it in Colorado for big meat eating trout, caught 3-4lb bluefish off of the NC coast, landed 10+lb brown trout on southeastern tailwaters and will sore lip great lakes steelhead in a couple weeks! All in all it is a very smooth and easy casting rod, super light and very high quality. My next rod will be the H2 switch! The only improvement I can see is maybe a better logo? It looks nice and modern, but maybe a little too modern for my taste. The blank finish and handle are very nicely matched and the recoil guides are great!

    • 5/5

      26" Brown Chicken - 7/28/2013
      By: from Heber Springs, AR, USA

      On a cool summer morning, our adventure started at Rim Shoals, AR where a twenty foot ceiling of fog and overcast created an deal situation for big brown chickens (trout). My setup was a 6wt 9' Saltwater Helios 2 and a Mirage III lined with 200 grain full sinking line ( I like the extra stripping guide). Three generators had been turning up a Bull Shoals for 3 days, and the river was primed for some magical fishing. This picture is the largest fish caught that day, but we landed nearly 30 browns over 16 inches. Great rod, light as a feather, hardly any arm fatigue, and build to last. Highly recommended!!!


    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 it now

    Select an item: SI7A8L51
    • Helios 2 6-weight 9' Tip Flex Saltwater Fly Rod $850.00
    • Outfit - Includes Mirage III reel, Hydros WF6 line $1,404.00 
      Sale: $1,123.20
    Quantity   Add To Basket