2½ oz. 9' 4-piece Mip Flex fly rod for 5-wt. line. 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.In a culture that wants everything bigger, stronger, and faster, sometimes slowing things down can provide the greatest benefits. If you prefer parachutes to tungsten, live for emergers, and shudder at the thought of coneheads, this is the ideal fly rod. This medium-action Helios 2 5-weight 9' fly rod handles long leaders and light tippets with kindness, but won't shy away from those stubborn trout who won't eat anything that doesn't include rabbit strips and rubber legs. Be ready for anything that swims your way knowing that the best 5 wt. fly rod is in your hands. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.
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Customer Reviews for Helios 2 5-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Review 1 for Helios 2 5-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
A sensitive, smooth, strong rod,
May 17, 2013
"The Orvis Helios 2 five weight mid-flex rod is a truly perfect rod for me. I love the mid-flex aspect as I can "feel" the rod from tip to butt section, and that applies whether I cast a short distance or fire it out 70 feet. I even notice the improvements Orvis made in this rod over the original Helios five weight mid-flex, which is still a great rod. I find that the Helios 2 is even better, with a little more strength and sensitivity. I use it for dries as well as for nymphs and streamers."
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Review 2 for Helios 2 5-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
April 22, 2013
from Philadelphia, PA
"Put this rod through its paces today and it did not disappoint. This is my first purchase of the Helios 2 line with the help of some gift cards from family members. I currently own two original Helios, the 8wt Switch and the 9wt (which helped me catch a couple nice striped bass yesterday down the Jersey Shore). I could not believe how accurate you could be with this rod with minimal effort exerted. This rod, time and time again, placed my size 18 BWO precisely where I was aiming. The casting was so delicate, it put all of my previous 5wts to shame. Even being a mid flex, I was still able to launch some big buggers yet the tip was sensitive enough to notice the slightest take when nymphing later in the day. I am looking forward to my week long camping/fishing trip to upstate PA next week and I am sure there won't be too much time where the rod isn't in my hands. My only regret is that I didn't save up enough to pick up a matching 3wt as well because I am sure I would have been writing a review for that today too. All in all an excellent rod with a wide range of versatility."