Helios 2 7-weight 11' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

This 7 weight switch fly rod covers a wide range of situations.

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4⅞ oz. 11', 4-piece, Tip Flex fly rod for 7-wt. line.

The sun's glow peeks over the misty horizon, imminent and immense. In front of you is liquid glass, the only movement the occasional wave lapping the cobbles beneath your feet. Salt is in the air. Just as soon as you find solitude on this stretch of beach, a betraying swirl points to the existence of fish. As you reach both hands over your head to cast into the blue-gray water, thoughts of your job, your responsibilities, and your worries vanish. In that moment, all you care about are the fish, whatever they may be. Get 11 feet closer to discovery. Let the Helios 2 be your guide. 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 2 117-4 Tip-Flex Fly Rod
  • Mirage V Reel - Black nickel
  • Hydros 3D Switch line
  • 225 yards of 30-lb. Dacron backing
  • Carbon fiber rod tube and cloth rod sack

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  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 3 reviews

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    3 of 3 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Beats the competition, two hands down... - 7/10/2014
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      Top 250 Contributor

      This is such a great switch/short Spey rod. It is much lighter and more responsive than the other brands that I have tried. One of my guides was so impressed when he tried it, that I didn't think I was going to get it back from him. Two handed casting is so much fun and swinging flies for steelhead, salmon, and big trout is such a blast with this outfit (the Mirage reel is a perfect companion to this rod). Great product.

    • 5/5

      Thing of Beauty - 1/23/2014
      By: from San Jose, CA
      Top 25 Contributor

      Ridiculously lightweight, effortless casting, and tons of power... just an awesome switch rod. I use this for steelhead fishing in mid-to-large rivers in addition to saltwater striper fishing and perch fishing in the surf. Lightweight so you can cast it and high-stick all day and not get fatigued, super-smooth and easy to cast which comes in handy throwing large streamers and heavy steelhead indicator rigs. I definitely foresee this as the last 7-wt. switch rod I ever buy.

    • 5/5

      Light Artillery - 11/23/2013
      By: from Spring Creek Country, PA
      Top 250 Contributor

      We took this rod out to chase some great lakes steelhead. This rod performed well across the board. From high stick nymphing (euro) to swinging streamers. This rod was sensitive enough to pick up the softest take and strong enough to handle the hardest hit and run. This rod is light in the hand but an absolute cannon. What a pleasure to cast.

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    • Helios 2 7-weight 11' Fly Rod—Tip Flex $885.00
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