Helios 2 6-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

A specialty fly rod that gives you more control while fishing large rivers.


3⅜ oz. 10', 4-piece, Tip-Flex fly rod for 6-wt. line.

It's for light steelhead work throughout the Great Lakes. It's for covering as much water as possible on large, western rivers. It's for protecting your tippet as a brown trout shakes its head in dismay. It's for a little extra reach when controlling your line. It's for tangling with bass and large bushy poppers. The 6-weight 10' Helios 2 is built for many things; mostly, it's built for you. It's up to you to figure out just where you need it. 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 2 106-4 Tip-Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage III Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros WF6 line
  • 125 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Made-in-USA aluminum 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

      Great rod - 5/25/2014

      Great rod! Just what you would expect from Orvis. I had a 906 Helios 2 tip flex, and couldn't figure it out. So they sent me this one. It's great, super fast and very controllable. Couldn't be happier with it, and the top notch customer service at Orvis.

    • 5/5

      Just... wow. - 4/25/2013
      By: from San Jose, CA
      Top 10 Contributor

      I purchased this to be my primary Steelhead rod as well as trout fishing with heavy streamers. This rod casts what you want it to cast effortlessly and says "that's it?!" The first thing I noticed was how little effort I was putting in to mending line and how much more I was ready for the strike. This rod really does everything for you and I'm spending more time in the feeding zones because of it. The more time your fly is in the feeding zones, the more fish you're going to catch. Just that simple. I cannot see me buying another big game 6-wt. for a very, very long time.


    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 6-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex $850.00
    • Outfit - includes Mirage III reel, Hydros WF6 line $1,404.00 
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