The new Orvis Helios D sets a groundbreaking new standard in fly rod performance. Engineered with precision and innovation, the Helios surpasses its predecessors with remarkable advancements tailored to elevate your fly fishing experience. The all new Helios boasts a staggering 4x improvement in accuracy over the Helios 3. Orvis engineers tackled the challenge of tip displacement head-on, ensuring your casts remain true and precise. By significantly enhancing the hoop strength of the rod blank and minimizing vibrations, tip displacement becomes a thing of the past, allowing for unparalleled casting accuracy. Not stopping there, the Helios also offers an impressive 25% increase in strength and durability, a feat achieved through meticulous analysis of decades of rod-building data; allowing you to fish confidently knowing your rod can withstand the toughest of challenges, and provide years of reliable performance. Crafted with the angler in mind, the new Helios features a 10% lighter swing weight, providing a crisp and balanced feel with every cast.
Whether you're reaching for distance or finesse, the Helios delivers with distinct Distance (D) and Finesse (F) Series. The Distance Series offers heightened line speed and lifting power, while the Finesse Series prioritizes sensitivity and tippet protection, catering to a diverse range of fly fishing applications. With 29 all-new Helios models, each tailored for specific fishing scenarios including dry flies, nymphing, Euro-nymphing, small streams, saltwater, and bluewater, there's a Helios for every angler.
Meticulous and exhaustive field testing conducted by 20 professional anglers across 7 different countries resulted in rave reviews and thousands of landed fish from brown trout to billfish. Permit-wizard Mike Ward had this to say: "I fished the rod the first time and knew I wanted to fish it in the IGFA permit invitational tournament." Jako Lucas put the Helios D through its paces against some of the toughest fish saltwater has to offer, and added the following: "The rod is very powerful and strong for such a light rod. I pulled on some big tarpon, striped marlin, giant trevally, grouper, snapper, and it performed great. In some cases, I tried to break it and did not."
Each Helios is proudly made in the USA and backed by Orvis's 25-Year Guarantee.
Elevate your fly fishing game with the new Orvis Helios and experience unmatched performance on the water.
Fast Loading for Maximum Line Speed
Heavy Lifting Power
Extreme Accuracy and Energy Transfer
Models Designed for All Levels of Freshwater and Saltwater
Matte Midnight Black Finish with Black Thread Wraps