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We can tell you how accurate it is, but we think you'd rather see for yourself

You've no doubt heard the Helios 3 hype by now, or to be more accurate (for lack of a better term) you've read it. Words are wonderful, but some things just need to be seen to be believed. Witness with your own two eyes what these game changing rods can do, and you too will be a believer.

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Helios 3 – Accurate from Anywhere

At Orvis, we've been ahead of our time since the beginning.

How We Prove It

No cast ever thrown is identical to any other cast ever thrown. The variables of caster, rod, and conditions are too great. Helios 3F and 3D were designed to significantly reduce the variables at the point of release focusing the energy of the cast to the intended target.

Helios 3 Graph showing overlap between the abilities of the Helios 3D compared to the Helios 3F with the 3D having more power and the 3F having more sensitivity.

No matter what happens behind you, the energy of the forward cast is crisply released through a tight window created by the most significant reduction in horizontal and vertical tip frequency ever conceived. It is a rifle in a world of muskets and it autocorrects the variables of the cast to the target with incomparable precision.

Helios 3 Tracking

This figure illustrates tracking, the horizontal oscillation of the rod tip.top view fly casting diagram

Helios 3 Damping

This figure illustrates damping, the vertical oscillation of the rod tip.side view fly casting diagram

This was accomplished with a strategically reinforced blank that is stronger, yet remarkably has a lighter swing weight than previous Helios rods. This increased hoop strength prevents the blank from ovalizing when flexed, damping the vibration as the rod unloads and the line is released forward with significantly reduced sine waves, shown in figures above, taking a truer path to the target. This increased strength also makes the Helios 3 stronger and more durable with an 85" deflection distance to breakage as compared to 54" for Helios and 72" for Helios 2.

Helios3 rod hoop strength graphic.

Helios 3 Hoop Strength

Increased hoop strength prevents the blank from ovalizing when flexed.

Helios3 competition hoop strength graphic.

Competition Hoop Strength

Our competition's rods ovalize when flexed.

Helios 3 Deflection

The measured distance the rod tip can travel before it breaks. This graph is comparing our Helios 3 rod to our previous Helios 2 and Helios 1 rods.