Helios 2 8-weight 11' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

This 8 weight is the ideal all around switch rod for steelhead.


  • 5⅛ oz. 4-piece
  • 11' 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

You stand on the brink of madness, shooting cast after cast through the driving snow in sub-zero temperatures. They say steelhead are the fish of 1,000 casts and, even though you're not counting, you swear you're approaching 5,000. Sometimes, you're not sure why you do it. But in those moments of doubt, visions of wild hens covered in sea lice—living sculptures made of pure sterling silver—scream through your mind, their dazzling pink cheeks and humble beginnings in the very water in which you stand trigger your reflexes. Cast, step, repeat; cast, step, repeat. Then you think to yourself, who's counting anyway? Get 11 feet closer to your next affirmation with the Helios 2. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.

Rod outfit includes:

  • Helios 2 8-weight 11' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
  • Mirage V in Pewter
  • Hydros HD Switch WF 8
  • 200 yds. of 30 lb. Dacron backing
  • Rod Tube
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    • Helios 2 8-weight 11' Fly Rod—Tip Flex $885
    • Outfit - includes Mirage V reel, Hydros HD Switch WF 8 $1,708 
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