Accuracy with a whole lot of power—the Helios 3D Fly Rod casts like a dream.

3.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
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  • Helios 3D Fly Rod.
  • Matte midnight blank
  • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum midnight black w/ matte midnight carbon insert
  • Black/black main wraps
  • REC recoil snake guides
  • SiC/titanium stripping guides
  • Aluminum rod tube
  • 25-Year Guarantee
  • Made in USA
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$1,457   -  $1,927
Item #2M47_2
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100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Helios 3D Fly Rod.
  • Matte Midnight blank
  • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum Midnight black w/Matte Midnight carbon insert
  • Black/black main wraps
  • REC recoil snake guides
  • SiC/titanium stripping guides
  • Aluminum rod tube
  • 25-Year Guarantee
  • Made in USA
Rod outfit includes:
  • Helios 3D Fly Rod
  • Fly Reel
  • Fly Line & Backing

The Story

We designed the Helios 3D fly rod to cast at impressive distances without sacrificing power—and it hits the mark every time. We’ve reduced the variables at the point of release to focus the energy behind every cast. Increased hoop strength means reduced vibration for a consistently crisp release, because we know accuracy is paramount. The H3D rod churns out precise casts that are the stuff of legend—because it’s the pinpoint delivery of flies that takes you from a quiet day on the water to battling predator fish ripping down the flats. Pushing through a gusty saltwater wind is no big deal—the Helios 3D has the power to get your fly there, and the accuracy to drop it right where you want it. Whatever the location, whatever the fish, the H3D is ready for it: Big rivers or saltwater, bonefish or bass—those accurate drops earn more bends in the rod, it’s as simple as that. Get the most accurate fly rod in existence and land more fish on every trip.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect rod This is my first Orvis rod but super excited that I made this purchase. great quality.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dissapointed First, let me say I am a total Orvis addict. I own 2 Helio’s2’s that have become my go to rods. I purchased this Helios3 and when I received it had a significantly crooked tip section. I exchanged and the replacement had a crooked tip as well, bending in a different direction. For 900 bucks I expect these rods to sing! I am not going to go for another “try”. Like others have mentioned, the graphics are dreadful. Not a show stopper but looks like it has a cellophane wrapper that is meant to be removed.
Date published: 2020-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality craftsmanship I’ve waited a long time to own this rod. It’s powerful but sensitive. I look forward to many years of great times on the water.
Date published: 2019-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best rods on the market I have owned a few high end rods. Sage method/one a couple of loomis rods as well. The h3 is by far a better casting rod. Lays a 40-60 ft cast with ease. I have a 5 and 6 weight h3 and want to now pick up this 4 weight.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great But ? My time with this rod was mixed. It does cast beautifully and is accurate. Metal reel seat works fine and over all it is a fine, high end rod.Very good craftmanship. My But is that my other rod is a Sage Foundation 904-4. When you cast these 2 rods side by side, I found that I liked the feel and the way the Sage rod balances in my hand a lot better. The Sage does not cast quite as well as the H3, but it is very close. The components on the H3 are better as well as the cork. That does not mean the Sage is bad. I am plenty happy with it. Even very impressed. I have never worn out a rods guides and the cork gets dirty on any rod. The real deal stopper is the price. As I go back and forth from each rod casting side by side, the Sage keeps impressing me. I can't justify why I would spend 3 times more money on the Orvis. Both have great warranties and come from good companies. Both are missing a hook keeper. Now we are comparing 904-4 ( same size ) rods here with the same reel. ( Orvis SL-2 with Hydros line ) I am wondering if we need to spend big bucks today as the rods have come along ways. My impressions.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite rod. I own comparable sage rods, but this is by far my favorite rod.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best rod I own. I own comparable sage rods, and this rod is by far my favorite.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effortless casting First time out sold me on Orvis for life, this 4wt easily outcasts the 5wt llbean Rods that I own. It casts great and feels light and presents flies perfectly. Hooked up on this Maine Salmon first trip out.
Date published: 2018-07-04
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