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Helios 2 8-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex

3½ oz. 9' 4-piece Tip Flex fly rod for 8-wt. line. Pick up this medium action 8-weight fly rod in Idaho and you're nymphing for steelhead. The snow falls all around you as you power a cast into a tempting seam. Pick up this rod in Texas and you're battling both the wind and a school of redfish. The sun sears overhead as golden tails glimmer in the saltgrass. Pick up this rod anywhere and you'll see all the time, energy, and work we put into it. We'd be happy for it to be yours. 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:
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3 of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Helios 2 8-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Review 1 for Helios 2 8-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rod Replaced,
July 23, 2015
By: wmac58
from North Carolina
"I broke my 23 year old HLS 4-piece rod. After sending it off to Orvis for repair, I was informed that my rod was outdated and could not be repaired. Much to my surprise, an Helios 2, 9' 8 wt. showed up on my door step. I'm anxious to try it out on an upcoming tarpon and bone fishing trip.
Review 2 for Helios 2 8-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rod replaced,
June 12, 2014
By: Nffisher13
from Newfoundland canada
"Broke my rod at the end of the season. Send it back to Orvis it was a older rod wasn't expecting to get a Helios 2 in return. Tried the rod last week. Did my eyes ever open easy to handle and it made my fishing skill seem to be so much better. I could cast much further and with no effort and it was so light. Thanks Orvis"
Review 3 for Helios 2 8-weight 9' Fly Rod—Mid Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
June 11, 2014
By: tshyver
from Stilwell, KS
"I purchased a 5 weight Helios 2 for trout several months ago. Just an outstanding rod and reel outfit. Last month I fly fished the Florida Keys and used the guides equipment. I was disappointed with this equipment and decided to purchase an 8 weight Helios 2. The new equipment is far superior to all the premium equipment I own.