I bought the rod to take fishing for Atlantic salmon fishing on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada. It did not disappoint. Easy to cast, the line pick-up was phenomenal, and it was very light in hand. I had a least 1,000 casts per day and my arm and shoulder never got tired. Paired with the Mirage V and Orvis Hydros All-Around 9wt. line. It took all the salmon had to dish out and stood up very well. I will use it to fish saltwater back home in Louisiana. It is well worth the money.
PaulInBoston from Boston, MA
I go wade fishing for stripers in Boston Harbor. When you're on foot it's important to be able to cast as far as possible to hit that hole that is just out of reach. This rod does it for me, it adds ten to twenty feet to my cast. Don't you love new technology!
BluewaterBill from Islamorada, FL
I just fished the Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament in Islamorada with the H2 9wt. The winds HOWLED both days of the tournament -- often blowing well in excess of 20mph. Florida Bay had turned chalky and the fish weren't happy. In these conditions, the H2 was the difference between success and failure. I was able to punch through the wind, get to distant targets and ultimately, win the Fly Division of the tournament. Over two days, I literally put in hundreds -- if not thousands -- of casts with the Helios2 and came away with not so much as a slightly tired arm. The H2s are -- in every sense of the word -- winning rods.
Helios 2 Saltwater Fly Rods
We can, without a doubt, say that these saltwater fly rods are the best saltwater fishing rods we have ever made. We get great pleasure in hearing from satisfied anglers who tell us their latest and greatest fish stories and how the Helios 2 helped make it happen. As long as you keep fishing, we will keep innovating. With a variety of line weights to choose from, our selection of saltwater fly rods has something for every angler. Available in four-piece sections, these fly rods are excellent for traveling anglers heading to their favorite saltwater destinations. The lightweight design of these saltwater fishing rods allow anglers to deliver accurate casts with ease in the toughest conditions. Although these fly rods are light in hand, our innovative design has not compromised on strength or power, which is essential in saltwater fly fishing. Available in a mid-flex or tip-flex style, our line of the best saltwater fishing rods will fit in the hands of all anglers.