Originally Posted by bigtone1411
My Helios is my favorite rod. It is an 8 1/2' 5wt. mid flex. It is my go to rod
Yeah, I miss it already! LOL When I finally get a "top shelf" rod that is fun to fish with ....... well, I almost cried!
Orvis has some pretty good fly stuff, and I think the Helios (or Helios 2 now) is by far the best fly rod available today.
Mine is a 3wt 4 pc "mid flex" with a super taper for a perfect cast every time! With stream trout or bluegills ........ Oh My!
When you finally use a good fly rod, it's hard to go back to the crappy junk we used to use?
When I see all these carp fly vids and pix (like John and Joni?), I think I'll have to catch a couple on a fly rod? And now that I'm spoiled with top shelf stuff ........ I just might get the Helios 2 combo 8wt? A 7wt is fine, but the 8wt combo is such a good deal!
It's almost like golf, when I go out, I like to have good stuff with me for a fun time!