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Helios 2 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Mid Flex

2⅛ oz. 8'6", 4-piece, Mid-Flex fly rod for 4-wt. line. A glass-calm pool mirrors the sky and the steady rhythm of a rising trout echoes in your chest. You've been here before, but not on this stream, not on this day. You'll need a soft, straight cast from the perfect small stream fly rod and an effortless drift, but will you be ready? Fish this 4-weight Helios 2, and the answer will be a resounding "yes." Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.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 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Review 1 for Helios 2 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Mid Flex
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My new new favourite rod,
March 10, 2015
By: Muskrat
from Oakville, ON
"I've used this rod for an entire season up here in SW Ontario, making forays into northern Ontario and this rod has become my favourite for medium-sized streams and rivers. I have it teamed with the Mirage reel loaded with Airflo ridge line and it casts very well. In fact I don't have to think about the casting part of it at all. I look at where I want the fly to go and it magically appears exactly there! It's a pleasure to use.
I've used it on small streams too and on much bigger rivers when necessary and it performs admirably."
Review 2 for Helios 2 4-weight 8'6" Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Makes me a better caster,
February 19, 2013
By: BadCasterII
from Idaho USA
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"I fished a 3wt in June last year before these were available to the public. A guide I fished with was one of the Beta testers and had a couple he was reviewing. He broke a 5wt and only had a 3wt for me to fish. I was super impressed with the accuracy; even when casting a nymph rig in high winds. And for a 3wt to chuck and duck split shot and a nymph rig accurately is pretty impressive indeed. The 4wt mid flex is a better tool for me; not quite as accurate or delicate as the 3wt, but for me a 4wt is a better all-round rod. This thing can reach distances like a 6wt, and is super accurate. A joy to cast all day. I hate to say it, but it's a lot better looking than my Helios. I love the Helios, but don't really care for the gold real seat. I do like the look of the H2 better than the "H1". If and when these guys release a 7 1/2 foot, mid flex 3wt H2, that rod will be an absolute blast for dry fly casting!"