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

Orvis 25-Year Guarantee

What that means is, we’ll fix your broken fly rod, and if we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. Step on it, close the door on it, run over it with the car—it doesn’t matter, we’ll fix it. If we can’t repair it, we’ll choose a newer model rod of at least equal value to replace it. Your investment is assured for a nominal shipping and handling charge.

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$1,457   -  $1,927
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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

Orvis 25-Year Guarantee

What that means is, we’ll fix your broken fly rod, and if we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it, no questions asked. Step on it, close the door on it, run over it with the car—it doesn’t matter, we’ll fix it. If we can’t repair it, we’ll choose a newer model rod of at least equal value to replace it. Your investment is assured for a nominal shipping and handling charge.

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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 6wt I'd say this rod is amazing.. for me and the type of fishing I do. Everyone's casting stroke is different as well as the body of water they're fishing for (and fish). I haven't found anything this rod can't do (outside of what a 6wt should). I was looking for a versatile 6wt- for inshore and freshwater and this rod is it. My casting distance and accuracy improved within 5 minutes. I didn't want to fall for the 'hype' but it did. Sure, there are newer rods out from other companies, but there's a lot to be said for the H3 that's been out and proven for a few years as well as still getting accolades.
Date published: 2021-05-06
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 4 out of 5 by from Great Rod, Weird Features I bought this rod to replace my stolen beloved Helios 2. The quality is even better, easier to cast, accurate and quality workmanship but why the ostentatious white Orvis ad above the handle and why the lack of a hook retainer?
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best rod one of the best rods ive ever thrown. Super light, super accurate, and very forgiving. Hard to beat this 8 weight!
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of the best OMG, it is very expensive, but it is worth it. If you fly fish often, you will instantly recognize the high quality of this top of the line fly rod. It is not for beginners, Orvis has many other levels of fly rods for rookies (such as the Clearwater set up). Seriously, I can cast much longer and with a new level of accuracy I could not achieve until I used my Orvis Helios III rod. It really is that good.
Date published: 2021-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from H3 11 wt The H3 rods make casting a pleasure. I wish I could have had one of these when I first started 40 yrs ago.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unparalleled perfection! The H3D is as robust as it is sleek and is the result of some truly phenomenal craftsmanship and impressive attention to detail. When walking all day on the hot sandy flats of Sudan in search of giant trevally, it's easy to forget that it's a 12 weight. Not to mention it really is the perfect blend of power, accuracy and finesse. Knowing first hand how fine the line is between landing a fish of a lifetime and losing it, I couldn't be more confident and happy with this fly rod.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to cast! I just purchased my H3 a few weeks ago, and love it! I'm fishing small to medium creeks in Wisconsin for a majority of the year, so a 6 wt is a little overkill, but a solid 6 wt was a hole in my quiver that needed to get filled! I've only fished with it once, but false casts are essentially un-needed from 35-40' and in. It's so solid, even into 20-30 mph headwinds the day I was fishing. The look and feel are everything I was hoping for as I saved up gift cards/cash over the past couple years to buy it. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2021-04-02
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