The Orvis Helios 2 five weight mid-flex rod is a truly perfect rod for me. I love the mid-flex aspect as I can "feel" the rod from tip to butt section, and that applies whether I cast a short distance or fire it out 70 feet. I even notice the improvements Orvis made in this rod over the original Helios five weight mid-flex, which is still a great rod. I find that the Helios 2 is even better, with a little more strength and sensitivity. I use it for dries as well as for nymphs and streamers.
FRITZFISHER / BC
This is a great rod! Went out and fixed it up just to swing it around some frozen rivers here in norther BC. Love everything about the rod!
REDFISH71 / GA
Purchased this rod with the Clearwater reel. I'm very pleased with the rod and reel. It has performed well on Reds. The service from Orvis has excellent.
Orvis offers the highest quality fly rods in the industry. By combining cutting-edge technology, precision and more than 150 years of rod building experience, our line of fly rods is the best on the market. Explore our selection of fly rods and find exactly what you are looking for before your next fly-fishing adventure. Our assortment of fly rods has everything for saltwater, freshwater, spey casting, small creeks and warm water applications. Choose from our best-selling Clearwater series, which offers 20 models in a variety of flexes to accommodate any fly fishing application. The all-new Recon series of fly rods are designed with the adventure angler in mind. 4-piece construction allows for easy storage and easily straps to a backpack when trekking deep into parts unknown. Our Helios 2 series are the most awarded fly rods on the market. Our new design is lighter feeling in hand than the original Helios, yet is extremely tough, loads easily for increased accuracy and offers superior lifting power. The Helios 2 fly rod selection is offered in freshwater, saltwater, switch and one-piece, covering all applications an angler may face. Our affordable, Encounter fly rod outfits are equipped with high grade components. The Encounter comes equipped with a WF floating fly line, large arbor Encounter fly reel, backing and leader. High quality coupled with value are the hallmark of our Encounter fly rod outfits. Orvis continues to take great pride in outfitting fly-fishing anglers around the globe, for well over a century. Our fly rod selection offers rods for any application. Our goal remains the same as it was in the beginning, providing a superior selection of quality fly rods at a reasonable price for the discerning angler.