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Helios™ 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

5 1/4 oz. 9' 4-piece Tip flex fly rod for 12 wt. line.We set out on an adventure to make the world's lightest fly fishing rod. Along the way, we also made the world's best.The new Helios 912-4 Tip Flex 9.5 is the latest in the line of great new Helios saltwater rods and is a tarpon angler's dream come true. Built with Helios award-winning, lightweight technology, this 12-weight delivers the power necessary to handle a 200-pound tarpon, but weighs about the same as a standard 9-weight. The result is tarpon hunting perfection that powers a big tarpon fly with deadly accuracy and has the butt strength to set the hook and put pressure on the fish to land it quickly. All this and at the end of the day you're not exhausted from swinging a stiff, heavy rod. This is the ultimate tarpon weapon built with the thermoplastic technology that sets Helios apart from every other rod series in the industry. Don't get on the boat without it. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
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4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Helios™ 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Review 1 for Helios™ 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Rod on the Market for a reason,
April 6, 2012
By: FishinDave221
from Grand Rapids, MI
"When I first saw the price for these Helios rods I was scared to give in with that kind of money. I am glad I did. After assembling the 12 weight Helios and doing a few practice casts I thought I was holding a 9 weight. This rod is just so light! And the best part? I can feel the rod load all the way to the handle. No other fly rod I have ever used has that kind of delicacy. What does all this information mean? I have a 12 weight I can cast all day and will make my ability to get that perfect shot at a tarpon a reality. The rod is an investment that will pay off immediately!"
Review 2 for Helios™ 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tarpon Fighting Wonder,
January 3, 2012
By: TheGentlemanFromFL
from Tampa, FL
"Slap a Mirage VII shallow on this puppy, and cast the perfect tarpon busting machine. It does everything but place the fly for you."
Review 3 for Helios™ 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Orvis got it right,
February 25, 2011
By: Troutprof
from Laurel, MD
Good Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Although I have been a great fan of Orvis rods, I had not felt that the saltwater rods were as good as they couldhave been, that is, until I cast the Helios 12 wt. I had not intended to buy it, but after casting it, could not resist. When fishing it for tarpon in theFlorida Keys, I was more impressed with it than any 12 wt I had ever casted (and I have casted many of them). It is light, powerful, and attractive -- everything you want in a 12 wt rod. It casts easily and powerfully. Although when casting, it if feels like a 9 wt, when fighting large tarpon, it's power was evident. I'd recommend this rod, despite it's price, to any serious tarpon angler.
Charlie
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Review 4 for Helios™ 12-weight 9' Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fish On!,
February 21, 2009
By: Shark
Good Value: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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