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Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

2⅝ oz. 9' 4-piece Tip Flex fly rod for 6-wt. line. Every serious angler needs a powerful rod for double streamer rigs and heavy nymph setups. As light as most 5-weights, and as powerful as an 8-weight, this fast-action Helios 2 6-weight 9' fly rod handles anything you can dream up, with power to spare. Think we're exaggerating? From light steelhead action to dry flies from drift boats, the 906-4 fast action 6wt. Helios 2 will pounce on the opportunity to prove us 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:
4.875 out of 5
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8 of 8(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Review 1 for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My new favorite rod!,
February 20, 2015
By: StreamerJon
from Kirkland, WA
"I've always been a big fan of Orvis rods and own two Access, a SuperfineTouch, and the new Recon in weights ranging from 3 wt to 8 wt. All are great rods. But, I have to say that my Helios-2 6 wt. is the most impressive. Casting streamers and double nymph rigs on this rod feels incredibly smooth and easy. Yet, despite its power, i can change to a 4x leader and fish dry flies in the late afternoon with surprising finesse and control. It is a truly great rod for mid-to-large size streams and shoreline fishing on lakes. I would highly recommend this rod to any serious angler looking for high performance, quality, and value."
Review 2 for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
H2 six weight tip flex,
June 3, 2014
By: upsops
from North Bend, WA
"This is the second H2 6 weight tip felx I have purchased. It has quickly become our favorite rod for all purpose fishing in Washington and Montana. Great with Dry flies and nymphing."
Review 3 for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Phenomenal Rod,
June 2, 2014
By: Jonnyb303
from Golden, CO
"These Helios 2 rods have racked up so many 5 star reviews, I don't know what else can be said. This is my 2nd Helios 2 paired with a Mirage reel. All I can say is that this 6wt matched with the Mirage reel are a phenomenal combination for doing a little bank robbing with big ugly flies. "Fins Up Mr. Trout " !"
Review 4 for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it,
March 13, 2014
By: denmac
from Thorntown, Indiana
"I was recently at the Boat Sport and Travel Show in Indianapolis where I got to cast a Helios 2 906 tip flex rod. I couldn't believe how good it felt just to have in my hand. I then I started throwing out line with pinpoint accuracy and distance that I didn't know I was possible for me. I thought man this is an incredible rod so I came home from the show and order one. Oh and it looks really cool with my name on it to so be sure and get it personalized."
Review 5 for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ask questions...it helps!!!,
January 13, 2014
By: sodaktrout
from South Dakota
"I was unsure on what type of rod, line, etc. for best performance for the fishing I do, so I visited with one of the Orvis reps and he was extremely helpful in determining my selection...very understanding and a great resource. Aided my buying decision."
Review 6 for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Never disappointed with a Helios.,
August 14, 2013
By: Cardo
from Shenandoah Valley
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"Of the nine fly rods I've owned, Orvis rods have by far been the bulk. They never seem to disappoint. From the super soft action on the Superfine Touch to the big fly hurling tip of the ZG Helios 7wt, I've been happy with every one. The 9' 6wt tip flex H2 was right on time. The 5th of my Helios rods it does a wonderful job of punching out big streamers (with accuracy) and big buggy bass fly. I paired it with a Hatch Finatic 4+ reel to be my go to outfit for high dirty water days for trout, any day on smallie water or hitting largemouths."
Review 7 for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it so far!,
July 27, 2013
By: Fizzix
from Lampe, Mo
"I got the outfit with the Mirage III reel after attending you Fly Fishing School at Dogwood Canyon. I got to cast the Mid-Flex rod in 5-weight at the school and loved it. After talking to Neal, I decided on the 6-weight tip flex so that I could turn over larger flies. I have only cast it on some of our local pond and lakes for small-mouth bass so far and I must say that really does turn over large streamers and poppers very well. It also is excellent when casting into the wind, even when using these large heavy flies. It also has a serious backbone when it comes to fighting fish. I caught a four pound 7 oz small-mouth that was in a serous mood to fight. The Helios 2 made it easy. I just can't wait to get it on the Gunnison after some monster Cutbows! Thank you Orvis for a wonderful rod with a lot of power and some serious backbone."
Review 8 for Helios 2 6-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Rod,
June 17, 2013
By: Quebecer
from Grayling, Michigan
"Beautiful rod, throws very tight loops. Super accurate, responsive, and loads well at all distances."