Orvis Helios 3D & 3F Fly Rods

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Orvis Helios 3D and 3F Series

There is a famous quote by Wyatt Earp, “Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” What anglers discover with experience is just that. In fly fishing, accuracy is everything. Whether it’s the right drift in the feeding lane, the sightline of a cruising predator, or the right level of the water column, the difference between success and failure is often measured in inches.

All modern fly rods are powerful, but accuracy is the new frontier in fly design. Making an 80-foot cast in saltwater is prospecting. Making a forty-foot cast on the nose of a laid-up tarpon is fishing. Reflect on your greatest successes and failures as an angler and the answer is clear. Accuracy breeds success.

The H3 brings us a fundamental shift from flex profiles to a new frontier in accuracy and purpose-driven design. Helios 3F and 3D each offer uncompromising purpose. 3F is accuracy with finesse, a dry fly angler’s dream. 3D is accuracy with power at distance for pinpoint delivery of larger flies. The difference is taper and stiffness, but the design foundation of accuracy remains constant. To play the game at its highest level there can be no compromise and for every angler the H3 is the pinnacle of purpose, designed to master the moment and meet the demands of accuracy on a spring creek with a 3F or a tarpon flat with a 3D. Choose the game, then choose the weapon.

Specifications:

  • Matte storm blank (3F models)
  • Matte midnight blank (3D models)
  • Type 3 anodised aluminium reels seat with carbon insert
  • REC Recoil snake guides
  • SIC/titanium stripping guides
  • Aluminium rod tube
  • 25 year guarantee
  • Made in the USA
  • Models with * feature fighting butt

 

Model Length Line size Sections
3F 864-4 8’6″ 4 4
3F 865-4 8’6″‘ 5 4
3F 905-4 9′ 5 4
3F 906-4 * 9′ 6 4
3F 106-4 * 10′ 6 4
3F 908-4 * 9′ 8 4
3D 905-4 9′ 5 4
3D 906-4 * 9′ 6 4
3D 907-4 * 9′ 7 4
3D 908-4 * 9′ 8 4
3D 909-4 * 9′ 9 4
3D 910-4 * 9′ 10 4
3D 912-4 * 9′ 12 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incredible power, deadly accuracy, and impressive feel are part and parcel of our Helios 3F fly rods. Not only have we built a super lightweight rod in the Helios 3, but it also offers a crisp feel in hand for an unbeatable casting experience. Accuracy is important. Hurling a fly across the water and hoping for a strike won’t win any trophies—it’s those accurate drops that bring in the real prize. The difference of a couple of inches can make or break a catch. The Helios 3F reduces the variables and harnesses the energy behind each cast for enhanced accuracy, so you can reach the far bank and drop a fly with precision every time. We’ve checked unbeatable accuracy and power off the list, but the H3F also delivers the finesse required to delicately drop a fly without spooking fish, and it has plenty of backbone to haul in the big fish of your dreams without flinching. Whether you’re chasing bonefish on the flats or casting streamers to the far bank, the Helios 3F offers the outstanding casting performance and responsiveness you need to land more fish.

We designed the Helios 3D fly rod to cast at impressive distances without sacrificing power—and it hits the mark every time. We’ve reduced the variables at the point of release to focus the energy behind every cast. Increased hoop strength means reduced vibration for a crisp release every time, because we know accuracy is paramount. The H3D rod churns out precise casts that are the stuff of legend—because it’s the pinpoint delivery of flies that takes you from a quiet day on the water to battling predator fish ripping down the flats.Pushing through a gusty saltwater wind is no big deal—the Helios 3D has the power to get your fly there, and the accuracy to drop it right where you want it. Whatever the location, whatever the fish, the H3D is ready for it: big rivers or saltwater, bonefish or bass—those accurate drops earn more bends in the rod, it’s as simple as that. Get the most accurate fly rod in existence and land more fish on every trip.

Additional information

Model

3F 864-4, 3F 865-4, 3F 905-4, 3F 906-4, 3F 106-6, 3F 908-4, 3D 905-4, 3D 906-4, 3D 907-4, 3D 908-4, 3D 909-4, 3D 910-4, 3D 912-4

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