Orvis Helios™ 3F Fly Rod
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An exceptionally accurate, lightweight, and versatile fly rod, the Helios 3F is Orvis’s flagship rod with a moderate action (as opposed to the fast action on the 3D). With a variety of rod weights and lengths, the Helios 3F can accommodate a variety of casting styles and will suit experienced anglers who prefer a moderate action for more delicate presentations.
3F Accuracy – Compared to the other Helios model (the 3D), the 3F is designed for accurate casting and delicate presentations.
Moderate Action – The Helios’s action is less rigid and more forgiving than the fast action of the 3D, making it better suited for dry fly or lightweight nymph applications where accuracy is key. It may suffer a bit with heavy streamer rigs on windy days.
Titanium Stripping Guides w/ SiC Inserts – With Orvis’s premium rods come premium components, such as titanium stripping guides for lightweight durability and silicon carbide (SiC) cup inserts for excellent line shootability.
Orvis 25 Year Guarantee – Orvis has an excellent warranty program with a “no questions asked” guarantee that will repair or replace broken fly rods for a minimal handling fee.
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This is the ideal setup to hunt down big predatory fish like pike. You need a big heavy rod that can generate enough power and energy to load and cast big, heavy flies to target those toothy critters. With pike fish, you're looking at making a lot of casts, which can wear out your arm over the course of a day fishing. This is a 7wt rod that feels more like a 5wt in your hand, which will help you save your arm from fatigue, so when you finally hook a pike, you've got the strength and energy to wrangle it.
Great for indicators/euro-nymphing, and streamers but can do just about anything. Softer tip/action than the 3D for more delicate presentations and better feedback. Still has a stiff/sturdy midsection and butt.
Great for dry flies as well as nymphing. Can definitely throw some smaller to medium-sized streamers on this set up but will deliver small to med sized presentations perfectly.
This rod can be used for just about anything from streams to salt water.
This rod is great for landing bass streamers in between docks or for pounding a riverbank with trout streamers.