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    Default Nov 1 is upon us...and so is the H2!!!

    Anyone as excited as I am to see the new Helios 2 from Orvis? I cast a prototype and loved the rod and now cant wait to see the real deal in the flesh. I thought it was an amazing caster! I want a 9x5 mid flex but it looks like that wont hit the street until 12/1. The two 5 weights available tomorrow appear to be a 8.5' mid and a 9' tip flex. Looks like i will have to wait

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    I'm with you on that 9' 5 mid!

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    Default Re: Nov 1 is upon us...and so is the H2!!!

    Not to burst anyone's bubble(s) but I thought the release date was November 2?
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    Not to burst anyone's bubble(s) but I thought the release date was November 2?

    I inquired about a 9 weight for SW use and was told, mid to late November MAYBE...

    I really liked the old 9 weight, just had breakage issues, which are supposed to have been resolved with the new models...

    Then I seen the lame blue reel seats on the SW models and said, forget it...

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    Yeah, the first release date I mentioned is for a very limited range of rods, not the entire line to follow.
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    So true...spoke today to the Orvis rep and it looks like they have been delayed. Wont see any until mid Nov at the earliest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwb View Post
    I inquired about a 9 weight for SW use and was told, mid to late November MAYBE...

    I really liked the old 9 weight, just had breakage issues, which are supposed to have been resolved with the new models...

    Then I seen the lame blue reel seats on the SW models and said, forget it...
    Really? For that kind of money...maybe give it a cast at least?

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    Quote Originally Posted by db cooper View Post
    So true...spoke today to the Orvis rep and it looks like they have been delayed. Wont see any until mid Nov at the earliest.

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    Really? For that kind of money...maybe give it a cast at least?
    Really...

    Yes, I am picky... Maybe even OCD LOL...

    I also had to have them by November 14th as that's when I leave for the Gulf Coast and disappear for a while, I ended up picking up a couple Hardy Proaxis 9 weights, very impressed with them thus far...
    Last edited by kwb; 11-01-2012 at 10:22 AM.

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    I just got their new catalog, yesterday. There's an order form for them in it. I think they're ready to be ordered...

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    Yeah the website says they can be ordered as of tomorrow, and the winners of the H2 giveaway were announced today. Unfortunately I didn't win. Boo.
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    i spoke to an instructor with over 30 years experience, he had cast the rod already, and thought it was the best rod he ever cast. good luck with that new graphite, anyone wanna sell me their old graphite unsanded rod?

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