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Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

2⅝ oz. 10' 4-piece Tip Flex fly rod for 4-wt. line. The difference between catching a fish and going home empty handed can come down to fractions of an inch. It makes sense, then, to give yourself an extra foot to play with. You might just need it. For unrivaled presentations on even the most technical of streams, the fast action 10-foot 4 wt. Helios 2 will give you all the line control you could possibly need. Reach out and hit your target with the Helios 2 4-weight 10' fly rod. 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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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Review 1 for Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What Was I Waiting For?,
October 11, 2015
By: Troutwink
"What a first day tryout with my new Helios 2 on the Rose River. I have been using a Helios 5w 10' since it came out. It's been my go to rod on my home-water of the Upper Delaware, so I had high expectations, and the Helios 2 4w 10' is more than I hoped it would be. The Rose is a small river with big trout and I had the chance to put the rod through several scenarios from deep nymphing to casting hoppers down to small caddis. And in every case I could not have wanted anything more from a rod. Casting distance was a smooth and I love the 10' for rollcasting in tight spaces. I never thought I would like a rod as well as the Helios 1 but this is even lighter and more fun to cast. I only wish I had bought it in the spring so I could have enjoyed it all season on the Upper D'."
Review 2 for Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
one great rod,
July 5, 2015
By: larry1959
from aiken, sc
"I bought this rod a month ago I drive a truck for a living I get to fly fish most places I go the weekend of the fourth I got to use this rod and all I can say is wow. what a great rod it throws dry flies and hopper droppers great. has no problem holding 12in rainbow in fast moving water it's my go to rod for medium and large rivers. great job orvis keep up the good work"
Review 3 for Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If only one rod, this is it!,
January 26, 2015
By: FlyfisherX
from Jackson, WY
"As mentioned above, if I had to pick one rod to trout fish with the rest of my life, this is it! This is my go to rod for everything from highsticking, dry fly fishing, to indicator nymphing.
I have four H2 rods (see my review of the 10' 3wt) and everything I said about that rod holds true for the four weight and more. The 4 wt is lighter than most other companies' 3 wt rods. The tip flex gives you the power to punch through 20mph gusts, get fish to the net quickly (yes, I've caught and landed 24 inchers with this rod and the fish had plenty of strength left).
I could write an essay about this rod, but I will keep this concise and say "it does everything but throw the biggest streamers and it does it the best."
I prefer this rod with the Orvis HD Trout line; the tracking, accuracy, and presentation are unparalleled. I've tried a few other lines and this one is my favorite.
This rod is my first choice in competitions and the first I take when fishing solo.
Save yourself the time and $ searching for the right rod. Buy this 10' 4wt H2 and start thinking about fishing instead of worrying about your rod."
Review 4 for Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
effortless control and accuracy!,
September 12, 2013
By: NGAflyfisher
from N. GA
"I was just able to break in my new 10' 4wt Helios 2 loaded with RIO's WF4F Perception fly line. WOW! I have never been able to consistently land ANY fly (heavy double nymph/indicator, dry dropper, and streamers) exactly where I intend to, until now. This combo made everything effortless. I was able to roll cast and mend much easier and much more accurately. Yesterday, I fished a very small/technical creek where it is common to loose more flies than anyone cares to admit. I left the creek without loosing a single fly. I directly relate this to the incredible control and accuracy this outfit gave me!"
Review 5 for Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A truly magic rod!,
September 11, 2013
By: Lappland
from Swedish Lappland
"I have been fly fishing for over 20 years and this rod is by far the best I ever used. Works great on overhand, underhand and roll cast. I use it with a RIO Trout LT #4 line witch I think is a perfect match.
This summer I have used this rod for over 30 days of trout and arctic char fishing in mountain lakes and streams and I am really amazed with the performance.
This rod gives you a feeling of doing magic with no effort at all. Delicate and precise presentations in short range, extremely powerful and accurate at long range. The extra foot in length gives more power and more feeling when fighting fish and also some extra high when deep wading. Just for fun I tried it with a SA MD #5 line, wow it handle the #5 line with ease shooting over 70 feet without effort. Want even more delicate presentation, just use it with a #3 line.
This rod handles #3 #4 and #5 lines with ease and covers all thinkable fishing conditions.
This rod will give great joy and happiness once you, the rod and the line become one, even without catching any fish.
So what about the cons? The only thing I am disappointed with is the fact that this great rod have to rest in a cheap black cloth inside the tube. If you own a gold coin it should rest on a expensive, quality, soft cloth."
Review 6 for Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Casts like a dream,
September 7, 2013
By: Ratman1231
from Vancouver, WA
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"I had the pleasure of taking this rod out for the first time on the Deschutes River in Oregon last May. Despite the wind, I was able to cast farther and more accurately than ever, covering large sections of water without having to change position. I chose the long rod because I do a lot of lake fishing, and the extra length is helpful in a pontoon boat. The length also helped me "punch" (more like slice through) into the wind, and let me place even size 8 flies down delicately.
My finest moment was placing a fly 45 feet upstream, between two large limbs of a fallen tree, and dropping the fly so gently that a 22" Redside rose up and just slammed it! I own many rods, but my Helios2 (I now own two of them) rods are by far my favorites. You will NOT regret buying one."
Review 7 for Helios 2 4-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great 4wt Rod,
February 2, 2013
By: Ironf
"It works beatifully with a Rio or Airflo 4WF line. Had difficulties with the Orvis3D 4wft line; would not load well in moderate wind.
Very sensitive and fought bruisers with aplomb."