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Old 05-20-2012, 07:59 AM
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Default Ahh Orvis...sweet Orvis

I fell in love with the two most wonderful ladies. Stepped into a Orvis endorsed fly shop the other day and fell in love. I had no intention of doing so but i was coerced into casting a Helios. Ave Maria! Far and away one of the best casting 4 weight rods i have ever handled. I have cast one or two before but this was considered a 6.5 midflex. Effortless tight loops, reserve power for days, and its lays them down from 15 ft all the way to 70ft with the same stroke and effort. I cant believe it.

The second is their Superfine touch. I also cast a 7'6 5 weight and fell in love. Talk about the perfect brookie/panfish rod. In the past i used 4 weights but overlined them to a 5 to get a full flexing rod that could cast up close as well as turn over the larger bush flies i often use like size 10 Stimys and big wulf patterns. There it sat in all of its un-sanded beauty waiting for me.

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:20 AM
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Joni has a Helios, and she loves it also.
But the Superfine's, that's another story. Those rods have personality. They are like a part of you when you cast them. Years ago, I had a Trout Bum. Then the TB was a 4wt. only. Like a dumb a$$ I sold it. Worst mistake of my fishing life.
But, Joni has one I can use, and I have the 4wt. One Ounce, and the 5 wt. Far and Fine. These are all the gray unsanded, except the TB which is the next generation SF's- red blank color.
I think Ard is a Superfine fan too.
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I borrowed a friend's 4wt trout bum and I agree with you guys, a great full flex rod! Caught my personal best wild brown for that particular system on that rod, it was quite fun! And while I've heard that Helios have a tendency to be on the more fragile end of the spectrum, the Orvis company has a pretty decent warranty so that should make up for it.

As far as the connection between Orvis and Biggie, well I'd say I like them both.
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odd i think

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Ha nice post Biggi
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Default Re: I mad the chancge from a common theif to up close and personal with Robin Leach

There are elements of the Helios that are good at protecting the rod (namely the recoil guides) but when you have what is touted as the lightest rod on the market, I wouldn't expect it to be heavily resilient. But I don't own one, nor have I broke one, so I'm not the authority here.
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Default Re: I mad the chancge from a common theif to up close and personal with Robin Leach

Helios is a great stick. My lodge has ten of them exclusively for our clients. Man are they spoiled. Or is it I'm jealous. Either way I get to use them at work and what a pleasure.Exactly as Db stated don't matter short or 70 ft same effortless tight loop cast!
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I have a 5wt Helios and it's by far my favorite stick. When I go fishing I look at my other rods (Allen & Loop) but I always grab my Helios and take the Hydros as backup. The Helios does everything good for all situations on the water and it's been a pretty tough rod. These rods are expensive but they do perform very well.
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Default Re: I mad the chancge from a common theif to up close and personal with Robin Leach

I had a similar experience earlier this year with a 10' 6wt Helios. Oh man was that thing sweet. Maybe someday...(yeah right)
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