I recently took the new switch rod and reel to Mongolia for Taimen and it performed magnificently. I cast the rod all day for 7 days with little fatigue. I caught many Taimen with it including one 45". It cast effortlessly for good distance and was extremely reliable on many Taiman fights. It is a very good length and handled better than the Spey rods that I was given to try. I love this rod!!
Luke28 from Brooklyn ,ny
Having this rod has made me able to fish longer and harded for steelhead in the winter months .
PeteGS from Norwich UK
Arthritis in my hands and wrists is making it difficult for me to use heavier line weight, single handed rods so I took the plunge and bought this two hander and it has exceeded all my expectations. It is incredibly light and well balanced with a crisp, progressive tip action. The rod also looks great. I have teamed it up with a 300 grain, short, scandi head and mono running line and the rod performs both spey and overhead casts well. Casting over head it is easy to cast 90 plus feet. This rod makes casting and fishing an absolute joy. Orvis, can we please have a 3 and a 4 weight too?
Helios 2 Switch Fly Rods
Diversify your arsenal with Helios 2 Switch rods and experience the amazing flexibility that the best switch rods available can offer. Whether overhead casting or spey casting or a combination of the two, Helios switch rods offer phenomenal mending and casting in a super lightweight package. Switch rods are quickly becoming the must-have fly rod among fly anglers. The versatility of these switch rods give anglers an advantage when casting in all situations. Switch rods are best used for angling in areas where the perfect drift is just out of reach. The longer rod length allows you to use leverage to your advantage and make that perfect cast with ease. Available in different line weights these switch rods are ideal for trout fishing medium sized rivers or swinging large flies on your favorite steelhead water. Made in Manchester, VT these are the best switch rods for all anglers looking to make a change. Fish all day without fatigue with the best and lightest weight fly rods available.