Hydros I for line weights 1-3; 5.3 oz, 3¼" diameter
Hydros II for line weights 3-5; 5.6 oz, 3½" diameter
Hydros III for line weights 5-7; 5.9 oz, 3⅞" diameter
Hydros IV for line weights 7-9; 7.4 oz, 4¼" diameter
Hydros V for line weights 9-11; 8.4 oz, 4½" diameter
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
The Helios 2 is a featherlight war club that defies the laws of physics and has the backbone of an I-beam. Lighter in hand and 20% stronger than any rod we’ve ever developed, it transitions energy directly from your brain to the fly and casts with the precision of a laser pointer. Made by hand in our Vermont rod shop, it’s a fly rod built by anglers who fish their way home from work, anglers with sunglasses-shaped tan lines, anglers who tie blood knots in their sleep.
We made this rod for fishing addicts just like ourselves.
Featuring all-new tapers fine-tuned to transfer energy along a smoother curve, the Helios 2 offers unrivaled tracking, accuracy, and additional lifting power while maintaining tippet protection. Built with a proprietary material integrated into the tip, the Helios 2’s impact strength is 100% stronger, the dampening has increased, and the swing weight has been reduced by 20% from the original Helios. Finished with striking midnight blue blanks, accenting wraps, crushproof REC Recoil® guides, REC California buckeye burl freshwater reel seats, REC woven graphite saltwater reel seats, black nickel skeletons, super-grade cork handles, and a UV-inhibiting paint coating, the Helios 2 is the finest fly rod we’ve ever produced.