High praise for Orvis Helios 2 from top guides
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When a company describes its latest launch as “the finest fly rod ever built” it is bound to get attention. When that company is Orvis, it is time to find out more.
The description refers to the Helios 2 which will, says Orvis, surprise the doubters who felt the earlier Helios models could not be improved on.
Made in the USA, the Helios 2 is promoted as 20% lighter in hand and 20% stronger, with a 100% increase in tip impact and fine-tuned tapers for unrivalled tracking, accuracy and lifting power.
The rod is certainly not short of endorsements. “It’s like casting with a laser pointer,” says Bubba Smith, head guide for Fish Heads San Juan River Lodge; while Chuck Hawkins, of Chuck Hawkins Outfitters, Minnesota, describes it as “Freakishly good…throws a beautiful loop.”
And Taylor Edrington, owner of Royal George Anglers, Colorado, says: “One word – backbone. It out-achieves every rod in the field.”
The four Helios models all comprise four sections, with one 8ft 6” model and three 9ft models.
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