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Old 03-26-2013, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Any experience with Orvis Helios / Hardy Sintrix??

Originally Posted by runningfish View Post
I know you are asking about a 3wt not a 5 or 7. However, since I just recently bought the Helios and the Zenith, I feel I should chip in. I bought a Helios 7wt for bass. The 7wt Helios is a great rod, powerful, precise and easy to cast just like my helios 5wt. However, as much I liked the helios 7wt, I returned it and bought the Hardy Zenith 7wt instead.
The Zenith is more like the NRX and the Helios blended together, the tip is more sensitive, and unbelievable strong material (I am pretty much gullible), cost less and light as well.

If I had the money I would keep the Helios 7wt as well. My personal preference is going for the Zenith.

Thanks for that detailed statement. I saw, that the Hardy rod is more heavy than the Orvis rod. It would be interessting if the weight is an appreciable difference.
Best regards from Germany,

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