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Orvis Helios 2 Switch Rods & Outfits

Diversify your arsenal with Helios Switch rods and experience the amazing flexibility that these unique fly rods can offer. Whether overhead casting or spey casting or a combination of the two, Helios Switch rods offer phenomenal mending and casting in a super lightweight package. Fish all day without fatigue with some of the lightest weight fly rods available.

Why would we take the world's best fly rod and change it? The answer is simple. We're driven by constant improvement. Put this rod in your hands and feel the rush. You'll completely understand.

On the water, we all have the same dreams. We all want to connect with a fish, however fleeting it may be. We all want our line to cut through the wind with the ferocity of a scimitar. We all want to pepper banks with hoppers and swing streamers with preternatural ability. We all want to feel that all is right with the world and that we can do no wrong with a fly rod in our hands. While the Helios 2 5-weight switch rod can't guarantee streamside enlightenment, it certainly brings us all 11 feet closer. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont.

According to Shawn Combs, Orvis rod developer, “We’ve increased the impact strength in the tips of these rods by 100%, and made the tips lighter at the same time, giving you less fatigue when casting and more sensitivity. But what’s even more important to the angler is the additional horsepower you get from your casting stroke. A fly rod can be viewed as an infinite series of springs that transition from stiff at the cork to very flexible at the tip. We’ve virtually tuned each spring to work perfectly within the system to give you the smoothest possible power curve during casting. It’s a whole new construction for us.”

Helios 2 reel seats feature nickel-plated aluminum, which is harder and more abrasion-resistant than anodized aluminum.
All rods utilize Recoil guides for reduced weight and better line shooting.

H2 Switch outfits include Helios 2 Rod, Mirage reel, Hydros 3D Switch line, backing, aluminum rod tube
Orvis Helios 2 Switch 118-4 Tip 9.5
Length: 11'0"
Line Weight: 8
Pieces: 4
Weight: 5 1/8 oz
Helios Switch 11-foot, 8-weight - For big steelhead, low water Atlantic salmon, and striped bass off the beach, this great new rod offers extended reach, lightweight casting ease and terrific mending capability to give the everything you need in one rod to be successful for big game fish. You can cast this rod all day on a salmon river, or all night on a striper beach without fatigue. You can go from one-handed casting to two-handed casting to reach out a little further. Mending in a river or tidal current has never been easier. There's no doubt this rod will change the way you fish and enhance you chances for success.

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Save with Helios Switch outfits.
All Helios 2 outfits come with Helios2 rod, Mirage reel, Hydros 3D fly line, backing, and a carbon fiber rod tube w/sock.