"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." — Wyatt Earp
Anglers know the same from hard-won experience. In fly fishing, accuracy is everything.
"D" is for distance with Helios 3D, your new weapon for high winds, higher line speeds and big flies. It's for pounding big streamers with sinking lines.
No one else has ever approached rod design with the express intent of increasing accuracy.
You hear about power, sensitivity, and lifting power. What if you could have all of that plus extreme accuracy?
Helios is designed to significantly reduce the variables at the point of release, focusing energy to the intended target. No matter what happens behind you, the energy of the forward cast is crisply released through a tight window created by the most significant reduction in horizontal and vertical tip frequency ever developed.
By strategically reinforcing the rod and increasing hoop strength we prevented the rod from ovalizing when flexed, damping the vibration as the rod unloads. That way the line releases with significantly reduced tip swing. Without all that noise at the tip, the line takes a truer path to the target. Remarkably, even with the reinforcements, the swing weight is lighter than in previous Helios generations.
These rods are available for advance order, for now we are offering these rods in sizes 7wt. thru 9wt.