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Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

2¾ oz. 10' 4-piece Tip Flex fly rod for 5-wt. line. It's possible to be both versatile and specialized. Just fish with the 105-4 Helios 2 fast action 10-foot 5 wt. and try to think otherwise. Its long reach powers your casts when fishing from drift boats and pontoons, and provides enough line control to roll cast and mend on any sized stream. We've taken an excellent trout rod and simply made it 10 feet in length. You can't have too much of a good thing, right? 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.
Average Customer Rating:
4.714 out of 5
4.7
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Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Review 1 for Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best ever,
November 13, 2014
By: Gunnatty
from Gunnison, CO
"I own a dozen fishing rods, both from high-end manufacturers (Sage, Scott) and mid-priced (Redington, Cabela's, TFO), including two Helios. The Helios 2 is superior in every way to any of these. It is a dream to cast!"
Review 2 for Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Poor Epoxy Work,
October 20, 2014
By: comparadun
"I've tried or built pretty much all 10' 5wt fly rods out there in the past. I have to say the Helios 2 is lighter and more of a pleasure to fish than any other. It truly shines on the water. The only complaint I have is with the epoxy work which is in my opinion, poor. Too many air bubbles in it which pop and leave small craters at the base of most of the recoil snake guides. This should not be for a top of the line fly rod. This epoxy work is why I must rate the rod only a 3."
Review 3 for Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
H2 10 ft 5 wt,
June 15, 2014
By: Elk257caddis
from Western Mass
"This rod is the best for most of my fishing in New England. Straight out dry, nymphs, mends even single handed spey. It exceeded my expectation. Matched with the Mirage reel. Best purchase I have made in my 45 years of fly fishing.
Shoot this rod knows when the fish is going to hit. Had this rod for 7 weeks
and it all I use.
"
Review 4 for Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
10 foot 5 wt H2,
April 20, 2014
By: AAAardvark
"Used it on the Mosouri a week ago.....Great back bone for those monsters that come out of that river. The accuracy and menability were exactly what I hoped for....even it ithe local heavy winds. Great rod"
Review 5 for Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great rod for meaty flies,
March 21, 2014
By: flyfishermankenny
from hudson nh
"I have been using mine with rio's chucker switch line for tossing larger flies and nymph rigs. All i can say is deadly"
Review 6 for Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
All you really need,
January 15, 2014
By: charlieandhenny
from Durango CO
"This versatile rod gives you touch, feel and casting distance in one great package. I use it for trout in Colorado and small mouth on midwestern streams with exceptional feel and it easily handles the largest fish - can't go wrong."
Review 7 for Helios 2 5-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Rod,
July 7, 2013
By: foxgnome
from Toronto, ON
"Been using Helios Rods for years now and love them. But the Helios 2 is superb. Beautifully constructed and a joy to use. Putting out 50-70 ft of line has never been easier."