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Helios 2 3-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

2½ oz. 10', 4-piece, Tip-Flex fly rod for 3-wt. line. There are as many ways to fly fish as there are anglers with fly rods. The only thing that matters is finding what's right for you. Some lean toward heavy rods and big fish, while others are quite content with a 1-weight and a brook trout. For those with a high-sticking itch to scratch, the 3-weight, 10' Helios 2 is the perfect rod for the job. From delicate tailwater presentations to dapping dries in creeks no wider than the rod itself, the Helios 2 is all about finding new water and finding yourself. Let the Helios 2 help you along the way. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont.Why would we take the world's best fly rod and change it? The answer is simple. We're driven by constant improvement. Put this rod in your hands and feel the rush. You'll completely understand.
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Customer Reviews for Helios 2 3-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Review 1 for Helios 2 3-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great weight/length combo,
January 29, 2015
By: C1obrien
from Silverton, OR
"When I saw Orvis offered a 10-foot, 3-weight rod, I knew I had to have one. I have an old Scott G-series 9-foot, 3-weight that's great for nymphing, but too soft to throw dry flies as far as I want. Of course, with the foot of extra length, I may be using it for short-line nymphing as well. The action has a "plastic" feel to it, but I think I will get use to it."
Review 2 for Helios 2 3-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
High Stick and More!,
January 26, 2015
By: FlyfisherX
from Jackson, WY
"The H2 series of fly rods are by far my favorite of all rods on the market. I have four of them and one is this 10' 3 wt. This is the best high sticking rod I have found. It is lighter than most companies 2 wt rods. It is not a noodley rod like other companies designated "high stick or euro nymphing" rods. This rod is a bit faster and still allows you to feel every take and rock as you lead your fly along the drift. Plus, the action helps you get the fish to the net faster as well.
I take this rod when I am going out for high-sticking days and I'll switch to throw dry flies as needed. The tracking of the line and presentation for dry fly fishing is like no other rod out there.
My advice is buy it! You'll end up buying another in a different weight."
Review 3 for Helios 2 3-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Helios 2 10' 3wt,
July 1, 2014
By: MrJingles
from Ball Ground, Georgia
"I received this rod as a fathers day gift for euro nymphing. This is one sweet rod. I am extremely happy with it. Could not be happier. This rod cast fantastic and is a real pleasure to fish with."
Review 4 for Helios 2 3-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
H2 3 Weight Magic,
August 7, 2013
By: Anonymous
from Colorado, USA
"Orvis has managed to exceed my expectations again. For years I dreamed of a quality 10 foot, 3 weight fly rod and Orvis made one! My H2 is a dream come true. The rod throws line like it is a 5 weight, yet it is delicate in its presentation. The 10 foot length makes mending easy on bigger western streams. This rod is now my lead-off hitter for most of my fishing trips. Thanks to the Orvis Company and Mr Oliva for ‘hooking me up’ with this rod!"
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