Orvis Helios Fly Rod Product Overview

Introducing the all-new 4th generation Orvis Helios fly-fishing rods, our most accurate statement ever. To cast a Helios fly rod is to discover how it feels to set your cast on autopilot to achieve pinpoint accuracy, whether you’re making a close-quarters shot or a long-distance call. Available in 29 models—in both Distance and Finesse actions—Helios is the most advanced fly rod ever conceived, and the culmination of nearly two decades of constant progression. Pushing accuracy into the realm of total intuition, it represents the industry’s biggest leap forward to date. The new Helios is where accuracy comes alive in a way you’ve never thought possible.



Fly fishing is a game of inches. The ability to deliver your fly with confidence—on target, every time—means you will catch more fish. The incredible new Helios fly rod is 4X more accurate than Helios 3—the previous undisputed industry benchmark—and leaves all other competitors even farther behind. To achieve this quantum leap in accuracy, our designers had to solve for one of the main enemies of precision: tip displacement. When the energy of the forward cast is released, it can cause the rod tip to wobble around the horizontal and vertical axes—reducing the accuracy of the cast. The new Helios displays dramatically increased hoop strength and minimized vibration along the blank, leading to a radical reduction of tip displacement. The result is a precise, smooth energy transfer from your hand to the fly, and laser-like precision.

With more bend and backbone, the all-new Helios fly rod is also 25% stronger, far surpassing previous generations and the competition, pushing the boundaries of durability. That increased travel distance means more lifting power when a fish runs under the boat or thrashes at the net, allowing you to fight those last moments with confidence.

Swing weight isn’t something measured on a scale, but the perceived weight in your hand during the cast. Thus a 10% reduction in levered swing weight equals a crisp and balanced feel with a smooth transfer of energy that is virtually effortless for all-day casting without fatigue. Even after long hours on the water, you’ll feel sharp enough to target that difficult fish.

The Helios fly rod line-up includes 29 4-piece models featuring progressive tapers purpose-built for a wide range of applications, including unique designs for dry flies, nymphing, Euro-nymphing, small streams, salt water, and blue water. Grips, reel seats, and butts come in 8 configurations for maximum effectiveness.

Our incredibly precise and consistent manufacturing standards mean that, if you do break your new rod, we can send you a replacement rod section that will fit perfectly, getting you back on the water in as little as 5 days. All Helios rods are covered by our industry-standard 25-year warranty.

Made in the U.S.A at our Manchester, Vermont, rod shop.

Visit https://www.orvis.com/fly-fishing/fly-fishing-gear/fly-rods/helios-fly-fishing-rods to explore all models. More videos can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/@orvis/videos.

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