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Orvis Helios™ 3F Fly Rod · 9' · 5 wt


Color: White
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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.

Key Features:

  • 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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Rod length9'0"
Line weight5 wt
StyleSingle hand
Water typeFreshwater
Grip typeModified full wells
Rod materialAluminum
Fly fishing typeDries
Fishing typeFly
Fly fishing techniqueDry flies
WarrantyOrvis Great Catch Guarantee

Matt Beam owns this product
The Orvis Helios 3f is one of those fly rods every angler should at least cast. For the seasoned angler with a well rounded cast this is one of the best rods on the market. It is highly accurate and will cast almost any line you pair it up with. This rod is extremely fast and an unseasoned angler could... Read more
Ideal for
  • Highly Accurate
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Casts well with multiple lines
Not ideal for
  • Extremely fast
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Great Rod

Originally posted at on Jun 14, 2024
Great rod, especially at its sale price. Dont see how the new Helios could be much better.
teeford99Location: Baton Rouge LA
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The absolute best fly rod I've ever used!!!

Originally posted at on Feb 16, 2024
Outstanding!!! It's pure fly-fishing enjoyment casting this rod!!
TK37Location: New York
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