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Thread: Orvis Helios 2

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    Default Orvis Helios 2

    Hi all,

    I got my new Helios 2, 5-weight Tip flex fly rod yesterday and I took it out for a test run today.

    Man O Man it is a sweet rod, it effortlessly casts fly line 50 ft plus, and is super accurate; where your thumb is pointed at, at the end of the stroke is where the fly line unrolls.

    I highly recommend that beginners or experienced fly anglers take a look at this rod.

    Got some photos to get you drooling at this fly rods beauty.

    Cheers

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    Last edited by Helios; 20-07-13 at 01:36 AM.

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    nice pics thanks for sharing...i have the sage one in the same configuration..where did you get this rod?

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    I bought the rod at Mavungana in Joburg, what reel are you using for your Sage One if I may ask?

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    im using an orvis battenkill 5/6 reel..they no longer make this model.
    If i had any more cash id buy a mid or large arbor reel

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    I've heard a lot of good things about the Orvis Battenkill reels.
    I was thinking of putting an Orvis Mirage to go with the Helios 2 and either the SA GPX Textured or Rio Gold.
    Does anyone have any suggestions on which line I should use for this rod
    Last edited by Helios; 24-07-13 at 08:08 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    i know this is a fast rod like my sage..i use a sci ang gpx line on it and it feels great..not sure about the textured line though
    I purchased a rio gold for mine but havnt cast it yet.

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    saflyfish: Please let me know when you have a chance to cast the Rio Gold how it compares to the SA GPX. If anyone has cast both lines, please provide me with feedback.

    Thanks
    Marco

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    i will do so

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    Barrio lines are really nice. I would go with the Barrio Mallard WF5
    An honest fisherman is a pretty uninteresting person.

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and not only is he hungry but broke for the rest of his life as well.

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    Barrio fly lines are really lovely lines.
    Probably the line with the least "memory" that I have encountered.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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