The Orvis Helios D Fly Rod – Epic Accuracy, Powerful Delivery
Your fly-fishing best is now 4x better with the Orvis Helios D Fly Rod. This extraordinary new design delivers unprecedented accuracy and the backbone to deliver when you need it most. Designed and rigorously tested to perform in the most demanding conditions, the all-new Orvis Helios D Fly Rod is the go-everywhere, fish-anything option for anglers demanding effortless all-day casting from a rod that pushes the bounds of durability. From tight-quarter trout streams to double hauling on salt flats, the Orvis Helios D series delivers a crisp and balanced feel with more lifting power when fish make blitzing runs under the boat or thrashes at the net. With the world’s most accurate fly rod in your hands, anything is possible.
For Orvis rod designers, “over-engineered” is no dig; it’s a recognition that Helios performs far beyond the normal limits of a fly rod. Our mission to raise the world standard for accuracy comes with a commitment that every performance characteristic and component of the all-new Orvis Helios exceeds expectations.
Our experience with the Orvis Helios fly rods here at Duranglers is that this is a daily driver fly rod. One that we will pick up to manage any duty it is called to, from fishing dry flies out of a boat, mending weighty nymph rigs, throwing wind-resistant streamers, and roping heavy trout. The 5-weight model is a great all-around trout stick, while the 6-weight bumps up the beefiness to cast heavier bugs. The 7-weight is a fantastic streamer rod for throwing a variety of lines from floaters to heavier sink tips, and is an incredible multi-purpose trout/bass/light salt stick.
“Great anglers know, the ideal fly rod becomes an extension of your arm.
New Helios Is an Extension of Your Mind.
After years of extensive development, I can say for certain there are zero compromises with these sticks. Just maximum performance that takes the caster into complete flow-state accuracy, from eye to fly, picking targets and not just putting the shot in the box but putting it on the money. The only real excuse we all have left now is, well, fly selection.”
— Shawn Combs, Design & Development Director
- Maximize line speed with a fast-loading rod
- Heavy lifting power for big fish
- Efficient energy transference for longer casts
- Extremely accurate at any distance
- Models for all levels of fresh and saltwater
- Matte midnight black finish with black thread wraps
- Aluminum rod tube
- Backed by 25-Year Guarantee
- Made in USA
The Most Accurate Fly Rod in the World
And Orvis can prove it. With the most significant reduction in tip displacement ever measured, hit your target with laser precision. 4x more accurate than the Helios 3, the previous industry benchmark for accuracy.
Delivering Your Fly With Confidence—On Target, Every Time
Strategic reinforcement in the rod blank increases hoop strength and minimizes vibration, leading to a radical reduction in vertical and horizontal tip displacement.
Muscle & Mettle
Increased travel distance means more lifting power when a fish runs under the boat or thrashes at the net. Fight those last moments with confidence with a rod 25% stronger than the Helios 3
Distance & Finesse — A Quiver of Options in Two Series
Choose D for increased line speed and lifting power and F for ultimate sensitivity and delicate presentations with tippet protection.
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