Orvis Helios D Fly Rod
Orvis Helios D Fly Rod
INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW HELIOS
OUR MOST ACCURATE STATE MENT EVER.
In 2017, we redefined fly-rod precision with the debut of Helios 3, the product of 10 years of relentless innovation following the release of the original, ground-breaking Helios series. Heralded for its light weight and phenomenal strength, what really launched the H3 to a level far above the competition was an unheard-of level of accuracy, which remained unmatched . . . until now. When we began to develop the next generation of fly rods, H3 set the standards we strove to surpass.
IN 2024, THE VOLUME KNOB GOES TO 11.
This is the new Helios, 4X more accurate than its predecessor, which is tested and proven to be the previous industry benchmark for accuracy. To cast Helios is to discover how it feels to set your cast on autopilot to achieve pinpoint accuracy, whether you’re making a tight quarters shot or a long-distance call. Available in both Distance and Finesse actions, Helios is the most advanced fly rod ever conceived, and the culmination of nearly two decades of constant progression. Pushing accuracy into the realm of total intuition, it represents the industry’s biggest leap forward to date. The new Helios is where accuracy comes alive in a way you’ve never thought possible.
HOW WE ACHIEVED ULTIMATE ACCURACY
The incredible new Helios is 4X more accurate than Helios 3—the previous undisputed industry benchmark— and leaves all other competitors even farther behind. To achieve this quantum leap in accuracy, our designers had to solve for one of the main enemies of precision: tip displacement. When the energy of the forward cast is released, it can cause the rod tip to wobble around the horizontal and vertical axes—reducing the accuracy of the cast. The new Helios displays dramatically increased hoop strength and minimized vibration along the blank, leading to a radical reduction of tip displacement. The result is a precise, smooth energy transfer from your hand to the fly and laser-like precision.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
The graph here illustrates horizontal and vertical tip displacement of the new Helios versus those of the leading competitor. As you can see, the Helios rod tip is much more stable. Featuring the most significant reduction in tip displacement ever measured, the new Helios allows you to hit your target with laser precision.
MUSCLE & METTLE
ACCURACY CATCHES THE FISH, BUT DURABILITY CATCHES THE NEXT FISH.
We analyzed decades of rod-building data and taper strategy to dramatically increase
strength over Helios 3 in our ultimate breakage test.
WITH MORE BEND AND BACKBONE,
The all-new Helios is 25% stronger, far surpassing previous generations and the competition, pushing the boundaries of durability. That 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.
OVER-ENGINEERING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT
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 Helios exceeds expectations.
LESS SWING WEIGHT WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Swing weight isn’t something measured on a scale, but the perceived weight in your hand during the cast. Thus a 10% reduction in levered swing weight equals a crisp and balanced feel with a smooth transfer of energy that is virtually effortless for all-day casting without fatigue. Even after long hours on the water, you’ll feel sharp enough to target that difficult fish. The all-new Helios becomes an extension of your mind.