Orvis Helios Fly Rod

February 28, 2012

Gear Reviews

Helios fly rodLast year I bought a Orvis Helios Fly Rod and haven’t looked back.  I have a bunch of fly rods that I love and can’t complain about any of them but I must say my Helios is on the top of the list.  I have a 10 foot 4 piece 4 weight.   Every time I tell someone it is a 10 foot rod they give me a funny look and respond with a disbelief comment….”Why a 10 foot rod”?   My quick response back is always….”It is the best  fly rod I have ever fished with”.   If I have time to go into and if they really care to know I tell them a longer story about my experience taking a czech nymphing class form Lance Egan and after decided to get a 10 foot fly rod because that is the length most czech nymphers use and now I fish it in every type of water and every type of situation.  I can honestly say that it has made a big difference in my fishing.  The Helios rod has amazing feel, can cast better than any other rod I have and has an unbelievable backbone.  Now, I know it is really expensive so it isn’t the most economically practical fly rod but if you have the money and looking for an amazing fly rod consider the Helios.   Back in 2008 the Helios rod won best fly rod by Field and Stream Magazine.

On March 22nd Along with Falcons Ledge, Fish Gear and Utah Fly Fishing Club we are hosting the International Fly Fishing Film Festival at the Ragan Theater on the Utah Valley University Campus and we are going to be giving away a Orvis Helios fly rod.  It wont be a 10 foot 4 weight but one of the 4 fly rods we are giving away at the show will be a Helios.  Yes I said 4 fly rods, we are also going to be giving a way fly boxes, hats, shirts, guided trips, paintings, photography prints form local outdoor photographers and a ton of other stuff.   All the money from tickets sales will be donated to the Utah Stream Access Coalition so please come to watch some awesome films and raise money for USAC.

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “Orvis Helios Fly Rod”

  1. jed37 Says:

    I couldn’t agree more. I own many rods, but my Helios is my favorite rod by far. Can’t wait to attend the show! Keep up the great work.

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    What kind of Helios do you fish with?

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    jed37 Reply:

    I have a 9′ 5wt, but have fished others as well.

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  2. Fishyjake Says:

    I agree on the Helios love. I love love love my 9 foot 4 weight Helios. I have fished the 10ft 4 and like it too. I’m saddened to say I’m actually selling my 9 ft 4. It’s on KSL if anyone is interested. I’ve got unexpected medical bills. Just look for the 904 Helios on KSL classifieds.

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    What are you asking for it?

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