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Orvis - Helios 3D Blackout - 955-4

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Our Thoughts:

The 9'5" 5wt Orvis Helios 3D Blackout is one of our favorite do-all rods, if you primarily spend your time nymph fishing. The rod is just long enough to aid in high sticking and mending, but not too long to hinder dry fly presentations. We like this rod because even though it is rated as fast, we still feel the rod has plenty of life and sensitivity that we prefer for our rods.

Here's What Orvis Has To Say:

It began as a supremely accurate 9' 5" 5-wt. boat rod, with superb long-range mending abilities on both reach casts and on-the-water drift manipulations straight to the indicator. Field-testing proved it’s also a 5-wt. that impresses when it’s time to hop a gunnel and fish backchannel sippers on foot. The product of strong collaboration, this is a high-concept rod born of a deep need from storied guides and their long conversations with our design team. That extra five inches is the secret sauce, providing added lift on your back cast without feeling overwhelming, with the comparable length advantages of a 10-footer in a rod that feels more like a 9. Straight up, it’s a nymphing weapon and your dream foam dry or hopper/dropper combo all-in-one. Made in Vermont.

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Why Is The Orvis Helios 3D The Most Accurate Fly Rod?

Orvis has earned a well-deserved reputation for the quality and accuracy of their fly fishing gear. Their Orvis Helios 3D fly rod is a stock favorite among serious fishers for it's remarkable skill and number of pieces to choose from that help guarantee enjoyable, effortless casting. This is no exception when it comes to accuracy - whether you are targeting small or large prey, rest assured that the Orvis Helios 3D will surpass your expectations with its superior precision. The rod itself helps provide increased accuracy due its design and stock that helps to deliver delicately nuanced adjustments that can make all the difference in catching your desired prize.

What Do Fly Fishing Experts Say About The Orvis Helios 3D Fly Rod?

Fly fishing experts across the country have praised the Orvis Helios 3D Fly Rod as a versatile, premium rod. If a number of different actions and rods are needed for a successful outing, look no further than this piece from Orvis. Fly fishing rod reviews report that its design helps to eliminate any vibration from casting, allowing for smoother retrieval of line, and giving you extra distance with each cast. This fly rod is extremely accurate, making it easier and more efficient to target specific targets in rivers and still waters alike. Whether you are just starting out in fly fishing or a seasoned casting expert, the Orvis Helios 3D Fly Rod is sure to help you find success on the water.

Technical Aspects of the Orvis Helios 3d Fly Rod

The Orvis Helios 3d Fly Rod is an impressive piece of technology providing an exceptional fly cast experience. With a swing weight that reduces fatigue and increases accuracy, it gives anglers the precision they need to make their fly stay in the right place. It also has a rod weight specifically developed by Orvis' engineers to provide excellent energy transmission while delivering a smooth, crisp delivery of effective power. This innovative rod delivers nothing short of exactness and control over every fly cast by allowing you to feel when it engages with the momentum of the line, allowing you to enjoy longer days on rough waters and swift streams alike.

  • Helios 3D 9' 5" 5-wt.
  • Black blank
  • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum in midnight black w/ matte midnight carbon insert
  • Black accent wrap
  • Black/black main wraps
  • REC recoil snake guides
  • SiC/titanium stripping guides
  • Aluminum rod tube