Helios 2 8-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex

This medium action 8 wt. delivers softer presentations with ease. Made in USA.

Details

  • 3½ oz. 4-piece
  • 9' 8-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
  • Pick up this medium action 8-weight fly rod in Idaho and you're nymphing for steelhead. The snow falls all around you as you power a cast into a tempting seam. Pick up this rod in Texas and you're battling both the wind and a school of redfish. The sun sears overhead as golden tails glimmer in the saltgrass. Pick up this rod anywhere and you'll see all the time, energy, and work we put into it. We'd be happy for it to be yours. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont. USA.

    Rod outfit includes:

  • Helios 2 908-4 Mid-Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage IV Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros Saltwater All Rounder
  • 200 yards of 20lb Dacron backing
  • Rod tube
  • Learn more about personalizing this fly rod.
    Allow 3 extra days for delivery.

Reviews

Awards

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 8-weight 9' Mid Flex Fly Rod $850
  • Outfit - includes Mirage IV reel, Hydros Saltwater All Rounder line $1,424 
    Sale: $1,324
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