Use the Helios D 9' 8-Weight Fly Rod to target bonefish, bass, pike, and other feisty fish in fresh or saltwater.

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Use the Helios D 9' 8-Weight Fly Rod to target bonefish, bass, pike, and other feisty fish in fresh or saltwater.

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The Story

Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better with the Helios D Fly Rod. This extraordinary new design delivers unprecedented accuracy and the backbone to deliver when you need it most. Designed and rigorously tested to perform in the most demanding conditions, the all-new Helios™ D Fly Rod is the go-everywhere, fish-anything option for anglers demanding effortless all-day casting from a rod that pushes the bounds of durability. From tight-quarter trout streams to double hauling on salt flats, the Helios D series delivers a crisp and balanced feel with more lifting power when fish make blitzing runs under the boat or thrashes at the net. With the world’s most accurate fly rod in your hands, anything is possible.

  • Versatile performance for fresh and saltwater
  • Target bass, pike, bonefish, and more
  • Generates power quickly for loading and shooting line
  • Excellent for floating and sinking line types
  • Efficient energy recovery
  • All aluminum anodized reel seat
  • Full wells grip with fighting butt
  • Matte midnight black finish with black thread wraps
  • Aluminum rod tube
  • Backed by 25-Year Guarantee
  • Made in USA

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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. Our exclusive interchangeable part program means if we have the parts in-stock, we'll get you back on the water in 5 business days. And 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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“Great anglers know, the ideal fly rod becomes an extension of your arm.

New Helios Is an Extension of Your Mind.

After years in extensive development, I can say for certain there are zero compromises with these sticks. Just maximum performance that take the caster into complete flow-state accuracy, from eye to fly, picking targets and not just putting the shot in the box but putting it on the money. The only real excuse we all have left now is, well, fly selection.”

— Shawn Combs, Design & Development Director

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A graph showing the accuracy of the new Helios Fly Rod versus competitors' fly rods.

The Most Accurate Fly Rod in the World

And we can prove it. With the most significant reduction in tip displacement ever measured, hit your target with laser precision.


4X More Accurate than Helios 3 the previous industry benchmark for accuracy

A graphic showing the Vertical and Horizontal Tip Displacement of the new Helios Fly Rod versus competitors' fly rods.

Delivering Your Fly With Confidence—On Target, Every Time

Strategic reinforcement in the rod blank increases hoop strength and minimizes vibration, leading to a radical reduction in tip displacement.

A green and black illustration showing the flexibility and strength of the new Helios Fly Rod versus the Helios 3.

Muscle & Mettle

Increased travel distance means more lifting power when a fish runs under the boat or thrashes at the net. Fight those last moments with confidence.


25% stronger than Helios 3

A chart showing Helios D versus Helios F compared in terms of Accuracy, sensitivity, Line Speed, Lifting Power, Tippet Protection, and Delicacy.

Distance & Finesse — A Quiver of Options in Two Series

Choose D for increased line speed and lifting power and F for ultimate sensitivity and delicate presentations with tippet protection.

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