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Old 11-02-2012, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: Nov 1 is upon us...and so is the H2!!!

I love my Helios 9' 8wt tip flex, and will hold on to it until if/when it breaks....then maybe they'll upgrade it to an H2
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: Nov 1 is upon us...and so is the H2!!!

I had the opportunity to handle one of the new H2 (I hate that name, makes me think of the seriously ugly Hummer) rods today. I didn't have time to cast it, but my impressions- Wow! This is an amazingly light rod. It was a 9' 4 wt. The color, gloss blue, reminds me of my old Garcia spinning rod. AND they did away with the bling- dark anodized hardware. That's the only criticism I've had with my Superfine Touch, I'm glad they listened.

For those in Colorado's Front Range, it's a demo rod at Angler's Covey in Colorado Springs, they said a couple of week before inventory arrives.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:35 AM
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Default Re: Nov 1 is upon us...and so is the H2!!!

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AND they did away with the bling- dark anodized hardware. That's the only criticism I've had with my Superfine Touch, I'm glad they listened.
That is great to hear. Maybe the next generation of the superfine will be toned down a bit.
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Default Re: Nov 1 is upon us...and so is the H2!!!

I'm excited for this rod. However, I've cast the Helios and the Access side by side and I liked how the access felt, better. But, I haven't cast the H2 yet. Hopefully Orvis really made some improvements to the overall feel of this rod. (I've only cast the Helios 6, btw. So, that's what I'm judging against, here!) I hope the H2 performs and feels as well as it looks!!! Super excited!
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