Why would we take the world's best fly rod and change it? The answer is simple. We're driven by constant improvement. Put this rod in your hands and feel the rush. You'll completely understand.
Ice coats the guides of your rod like a glassy fog. It floats down the river in semi-solid chunks and runs through your veins like a bitter winter chill. Winter steelheading is not for the pretenders. You're out here because the river is yours when everyone else stays inside and because you can't think of anything you'd rather be doing. Part of the day, you nymph beneath an indicator. Then you switch to swinging streamers. Luckily, the 10', 8-weight Helios 2 108-4 pulls double duty. You tell yourself "one more cast" as you lose feeling in your fingers. Suddenly, your line goes tight and that breathless surge of adrenaline radiating through your chest is the only feeling that matters. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont.
Features of the Helios 2:
20% stronger than the original Helios
20% lighter in hand
100% increase in tip-impact strength
Fine-tuned tapers for unrivaled tracking, accuracy, and lifting power