Orvis Helios™ 3D Fly Rod · 9' · 9 wt
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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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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!