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Helios 2

My new Helios2 and mirage gold large arbor should be here friday, and I cannot WAIT! I am so excited, this will be the "nicest" rod I own out of all my arsenal.

Any of you have one? Thoughts?

I am getting a 909-4 Tip Flex


I do a lot of steelhead and salmon fishing and this rod I hope is the last I have to buy for many years
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 11:56 PM
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Re: Helios 2

I don't have one but it is on my wish list. Sounds like an awesome setup.
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Re: Helios 2

I have not fished the helio 2 but I have used my cousin's original helios 5wt mid-flex. it was a very nice rod and would own 1 if I did not already have 4 5wts.

what will you be chasing with the new rod?

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Re: Helios 2

Steel in Erie tribs as well as some salmon in NY. I can't wait!! Like a kid at Christmas lol.
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Re: Helios 2

you should also try throwing some poppers for bass with that set-up. very fun!!

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Re: Helios 2

I got her and she is a cannon. It is definitely a "performance" rod.

Going to Erie tomorrow. I can't wait.
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Re: Helios 2

sweet. I love the Helios 2. I bought 5 and 6's... How was Erie?
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Erie was horrible, they need rain in a very very bad way. Rod sure is nice though!
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Re: Helios 2

I think a 9wt. for steelhead is overkill..A 6 or 7 wt. is the better choice..unless you're using it for saltwater or throwing big stuff for LMB or muskies..Using smaller flies, as is the case with steelhead, and using 4 & 5X tippets..the lighter flyline sizes do a nicer job....Just sayin'
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Re: Helios 2

While I would normally agree with you on that, the helios2 is a lighter and easier casting rod than my 7wt thomas and thomas. I like being able to lay the lumber to them. Usually in Erie there are so many yahoo's around that I don't enjoy running a fish up and down the stream for 50 yards each way. I also use this rod for lake run browns in NY and Kings, the kings can be 20-40lbs and are like hooking a mac truck. I have a couple 8 wts as well but none as light and easy casting as this helios2
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