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Orvis Helios 3

$1,599.00
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Following the awesome Helios 1 and 2 is the new 3.

There is a famous quote by Wyatt Earp, "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." What anglers discover with experience is just that. In fly fishing, accuracy is everything. Whether it's the right drift in the feeding lane, the sightline of a cruising predator, or the right level of the water column, the difference between success and failure is often measured in inches.

All modern fly rods are powerful, but accuracy is the new frontier in fly design. Making an 80-foot cast in saltwater is prospecting. Making a forty-foot cast on the nose of a laid-up tarpon is fishing. Reflect on your greatest successes and failures as an angler and the answer is clear. Accuracy breeds success.

The H3 brings us a fundamental shift from flex profiles to a new frontier in accuracy and purpose-driven design. Helios 3F and 3D each offer uncompromising purpose. 3F is accuracy with finesse, a dry fly angler's dream. 3D is accuracy with power at distance for pinpoint delivery of larger flies. The difference is taper and stiffness, but the design foundation of accuracy remains constant. To play the game at its highest level there can be no compromise and for every angler the H3 is the pinnacle of purpose, designed to master the moment and meet the demands of accuracy on a spring creek with a 3F or a tarpon flat with a 3D. Choose the game, then choose the weapon.

We have the Helios in #5 only and limited supply. 

Two models: are the D - for Distance - High winds, high accuracy.

D - for Distance - High winds, high speed and big flies.

  • Helios 3D 
  • Matte Midnight blank
  • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum Midnight black w/Matte Midnight carbon insert
  • Blue accent wrap
  • Black/black main wraps
  • REC recoil snake guides
  • SiC/titanium stripping guides
  • Aluminum rod tube made in USA
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    Helios 3D Fly Rods are designed for exceptional accuracy but with enhanced power. They are the most accurate fly rods ever built, but offer remarkable strength and the ability to place a fly where you want it at distance. The Helios 3D can put a streamer on a dime at sixty feet, and when the opportunities are way out there and the windows are small, this is the rod of choice. No cast ever thrown is identical to any other cast ever thrown. The variables of caster, rod, and conditions are too great. Helios 3D was designed to significantly reduce the variables at the point of release focusing the energy of the cast to the intended target. No matter what happens behind you, the energy of the forward cast is crisply released through a tight window created by the most significant reduction in horizontal and vertical tip frequency ever conceived. It is a rifle in a world of muskets and it autocorrects the variables of the cast to the target with incomparable precision.

    F - for Finesse, or Feel - a rod for short to medium distance. We like to think of it as a fishing and presentation rod rather than a casting rocket.  

  • Helios 3F 
  • Matte Storm blank
  • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum Midnight black w/ Matte Storm carbon insert
  • Green accent wrap
  • Black/gray main wraps
  • REC recoil snake guides
  • SiC/titanium stripping guides
  • Aluminum rod tube made in USA
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    The Helios 3F Fly Rod offers enhanced accuracy but maintains the classic feel and finesse of the traditional actions. The Helios 3F was designed to put an Adams in a teacup from 40 feet. The ultimate open water trout rod that offers pin-point accuracy in tight windows, a fine touch, and a responsiveness you can feel up to your elbow. No cast ever thrown is identical to any other cast ever thrown. The variables of caster, rod, and conditions are too great. Helios 3F was designed to significantly reduce the variables at the point of release focusing the energy of the cast to the intended target. No matter what happens behind you, the energy of the forward cast is crisply released through a tight window created by the most significant reduction in horizontal and vertical tip frequency ever conceived. It is a rifle in a world of muskets and it autocorrects the variables of the cast to the target with incomparable precision.

    Check out the Flylife interview with Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer.