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Orvis Helios™ 3D Fly Rod · 9' · 9 wt

Orvis Helios™ 3D Fly Rod · 9' · 9 wt

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Rod length
Line weight
7 wt
8 wt
11 wt
10 wt
12 wt
4 wt
9 wt
6 wt
5 wt
Color: BLUE
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The Orvis Helios 3D is a top of the line rod that excels at being extremely accurate at long distance casts and has the backbone to fight the most aggressive fish and cast into the windiest conditions with ease. Although it is a very powerful rod, it can still present flies on a dime. This impressive rod series is offered in a wide range of sizes from a 4 weight to a 12 weight and would not be suitable for an entry level angler (this rod is for the experienced angler). Key Features: - Helios 3 Technology – This is an extremely technically designed rod blank with strength that produces quick recovery rates and increased line speed. It is known for its durability and vibration dampening technology that produces extreme accuracy at great distances. - Fast Action – The fast action of this rod allows for the angler to load the rod and get efficient and accurate casts where they need to go no matter the casting conditions. - Full Well Grip – The 4-6 weight rods come in full wells and the 7-12 weight rods come in full wells with a fighting butt to allow strength when the battle is on. - Artis Collab – The 9’ 8 weight comes in an option to have a custom artis collab. Use Cases: - 9’ 4wt / 9’ 5wt / 9’ 6wt are suitable for casting at around 50+ feet, while covering medium to large waters and typically targeting trout, smallmouth bass and average size fish. - 9’ 7wt / 9’ 8 wt are suitable for casting at around 75+ feet especially in wind and targeting larger trout, steelhead, salmon, largemouth bass and smaller saltwater species. - 10’ 7wt this option has the extra foot in length, which can be helpful to cover even more water. This is advantageous for anglers who are often seated while casting and also provides extra line control when mending and high sticking while nymphing. - 9’ 9wt / 9’ 10 wt / 9’ 11 wt / 9’ 12 wt these sizes will be most successful when targeting large fish and most saltwater species such as permit, tarpon, barracuda, etc. They will perform effortlessly even when casting 100+ feet and are designed to cover a lot of water whether from a boat or from shore.

Single hand
Water type
Freshwater and Saltwater
Grip type
Full wells with fighting butt
Rod material
Fly fishing type
Streamers, Saltwater
Fishing type
Fish species
Bonefish, Bass
Expert product review
Fly Fishing Expert Jacob Jesionek
Review by Curated Expert Jacob Jesionek
The Orvis Helios™ 3D fly rod is for the serious angler looking for peak performance in a fly fishing rod. This rod comes packed with power, and its fast action allows accurate presentations at the furthest distances.
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A Orvis Helio 3D Fly Rod lying on the ground as someone holds up a fish.
A man standing in a river with a fly fishing rod.
Shaft of the Orvis Helio 3D Fly Rod.
Orvis Helios™ 3D Fly Rod · 9' · 9 wt
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Jesi Scott
Jesi Scott
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

The "D" is for distance - the rod with the power to get your fly there and the accuracy to drop it right where you want it.

Wade D.
Wade D.
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

All Orvis Helios rods are designed with accuracy in mind. This rod is considered one of the most accurate rods Orvis has ever build while maintaining amazing rod strength. This is rod is perfect for targeting salmon, stripers, and any other large aggressive game fish.

Tellan Lloyd
Tellan Lloyd
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

High-performing rod with exceptional accuracy and all-around fast action performance. This will put the fly right where you want it (pending your technique of course). The 3D has a bit more backbone for casting into the wind. Bonus, this rod is a special edition Blue

Andrew Bowen
Andrew Bowen
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

This rod is Orvis' top of the line fly rod right now. It has an incredible warranty, and it casts more accurately than just about any other fly rod. It fights like a 6 wt, but casts in your hand like a 3 wt. The 9' 5 wt will allow you to target your bass, trout, and smaller salmon.

Aidan N
Aidan N
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Jul 13, 2022

This rod picks up large amounts of line, is mega accurate, and has a low swing weight so you can cast it all day long when you pair it with a light reel. This is one of those all time rods and you likely won't see a situation where it performs poorly!