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Helios™ 3-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Tip Flex

2 oz. 8'4", 4-piece, Tip-Flex Freshwater Fly Rod for 3-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 8-foot 4-inch 3-weight is a classic dry fast action fly rod for medium to larger streams. The length offers both the casting control of a medium length rod, but is still long enough to allow excellent reach for mending line. The 3-weight handles any size dry fly and allows you to drop a fly with delicacy and precision in just the right place. The new patent pending Helios version of this fly rod takes this configuration to new heights of casting and control. It is by far the most remarkable advance in graphite technology, offering effortless casts, startling accuracy and presentations that are sure to improve your efficiency, yet this fly fishing rod has more than enough strength to handle big broad-shouldered trout. If dry flies are your passion, this rod will be the love of your life. Made in USA.
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Customer Reviews for Helios™ 3-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Tip Flex
Review 1 for Helios™ 3-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Tip Flex
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Excellent action.,
November 29, 2012
By: TLSchiavone
from Phoenix, AZ
"I have used my Orvis Helios 3wt matched with a Orvis Mirage II reel on a number of small creeks in Arizona. The weight of the fly rod and action are unbelievable. By far one of the finest fly rod made today."
Review 2 for Helios™ 3-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Tip Flex
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Excellent 3 wt.,
August 19, 2011
By: lespaul
from CT
"I received this as a free promotion for booking with Orvis for a Montana fly fishing excursion.
I did not use it there but used it on my home waters in New England and it worked great! Great action, quality is superb. I like the fact that it's 8' 4", works great with a BBS reel for 2-4 wt."
Review 3 for Helios™ 3-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Tip Flex
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Special rod!,
October 2, 2010
By: MJH3
from Farmington River Valley, CT
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"Love this 3 Wt Helios. The Tip flex model has the action and "feel" that is perfect for me. Have other major brand rods in my collection and this gets the nod most times when I'm out to fish. Thanks!"
Review 4 for Helios™ 3-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Tip Flex
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Sweet Rod!!!!,
September 26, 2009
By: TexasTom
from Texas
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"Most 3wts are like noodles -- soft and messy. This rod is a plesant exception. Blending both a crisp and delicate action, this is a very fun tool to use on the stream and a dream to cast. It's light, beautifully finished and is capable of soft dry presentations and yet has the power to throw medium-size hopper-dropper setups. I've matched the rod with a CFO reel....a great setup that I couldn't be more happier. I highly recommend for those tip-flex fans."
Review 5 for Helios™ 3-weight 8'4" Fly Rod—Tip Flex
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Helios everything they say is true,
April 14, 2008
By: Anonymous
"After catching 250+ fish in 3 weeks the rod performs almost perfect in every way . I love the rod after fishing for 21 years with a altra fine 2 wt , the helios out performs any thing i looked at and tryed , the only thing about the rod i don't like is the tip is a bit fast for fishing real small like 22 - 28 sizes wants to pull out on hook set a extra tip that would be a bit softer would make the helios the best all around rod ever !!!!"
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