Midwinter can be a tough stretch for fly fishermen, so it seems like a good time to give away a made-in-the-USA Helios 2 fly rod for one lucky angler to use on vacation to warmer climes or during a frigid day on the water near home.
All you have to do to enter the contest is use the tan widget below to enter your email address. Then tell us in the comments section where you’d plan to fish with your new rod. Do you want to chase native trout in the high country with an 8-foot, 4-inch 3-weight, ply the briny deep for stripers with a 9-foot 9-weight, or chuck big bass bugs with a 9-foot 7-weight?
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1,402 thoughts on “Enter to Win a Helios 2 Fly Rod in Our Latest Giveaway!”
I’d like to take a nice little four-weight out to some SWPA or Northern WV streams to see what I could find.
9′ 5wt for Wyoming trout.
I would like the 8 ft 4 inch 3 weight to use here on the white river and in the norfork.
9′ 7wt for streamers on the S Fork.
I’d love to take the 8’4″ 3 wt with me on my treks to michigans UP to fish the rivers made famous by Hemingway himself
Square tails in ME
8-foot, 4-inch 30 weight yellowstone baby
Yellowstone Spring Creeks on a 3 weight during dry fly season!!!!! So antsy!!!!!
Would love to spend the summer tossing big bass bugs in the lakes of the Adirondacks
Texas!! Baffin Bay for reds. 9wt. Or tailgaters of Possum Kingdom for Stripers.
I’d love to use the 3wt to chase native brookies this spring in the southern Appalachian mountains!
I’d love to improve my trout game with that 3wt. It would definitely help not to rip the little ones out of the water like I sometimes do with my 4wt /:
An 8′ 3wt would be a nice rod for north ha small streams.
Tough choice. 10 wt for walking the beach and jetty hopping in Jersey or a 6 wt for targeting the wild trout of the upper Delaware river system
I’d love to win the 9′ 9wt for pike in northern Wisconsin
3-weight would be a lot of fun.
Would love the 9’7wt to throw streamers in No MI…..
Taking a 8wt to Quebec for Atlantic salmon.
Stripers in the river during spring time
I would love to have this Orvis Helios 2 Fly Rod 9-foot 7-weight for bassin’ top water in the heart of Oregon!
8’4″ 3-wt, for my AF retirement gift to fish native trout steams back home in PA and up in Nee England.
Would love to have that 9′ 7wt for the pursuit of the few trophy Browns in the Western Ausable
I’d love a four weight to fish some of the backcountry streams of Montana!
I’d take a 9′ 5 wt and fish Browns and Bows on the Bighorn!!
That 9 ft. 7 wt. would be a sweet streamer rod on the Pere Marquette in Michigan!
9ft 7wt for Texas bass!
I’d like a 3 weight to fish the native brookies and browns in all the Adirondack streams I fish,especially the Ausable River.
I would like 9′ 5wt to help me tackle the Wyoming Cut Slam.
North Ga mountains for some natives with a 4 wt
Anywhere in MA…Gloucester, Ipswich…LOVE New England!
Rocky Mountain National Park high altitude lakes. A 4 or 5 weight would be perfect!
9 ft 6wt for some nice browns on the Green River
I would take from a 5wt to a 12wt I would be grateful for what I would get, I would love an 8 weight the most but it’s just like picking candy in a store i don’t know until I win but it’s so I could put on an orvis hydros large arbor reel and catch me my first big red and Tarpon. Thanks for the opportunity for letting me enter hope I win.
Phone number- 815-601-2806
12wt for Tarpon in Boca Grande. Never actually been but that rod would take me there.
9 ft 7 wt for AR bass
I’d love to ply the waters of the mighty mo for those magnum browns with that 9′ 7wt!
9wt, chasing snook tarpon and reds while trying to make a film for next years iff! Also chasing bull trout in Alberta near Jasper.
8’4 3wt for wild NH brookies.
9wt/9ft out of a kayak in Mosquito Lagoon for some big reds!
I’d love to hunt for some natives in northern NH with that 4WT!
I’d like the perfect rod to fish for trout in Colorado this May! Mend and bend!
8 ft 4in 3 weight for stream trout in PA
I would use a 9 foot 7 weight for small mouth in tennessee
An 4wt rod for dryfly would be nice to have for grayling.
I would love a 905 tip flex for lakes and rivers here in California. What a beautiful rod this is – thank you for the chance!
If throw some big ol streamer for some pike up here in Alberta
9′ 7wt for susquehanna river bass and big Letort brown trout in pa
I need a 9-9 for steelhead on the Clearwater!
I would absolutely love a 9′ 7 weight. Right now I’m in northeast ohio going for steelhead. I’m from northern california originally, and im about to make moves to colorado. About a month ago my rod was broken and although it’s given me time to reappreciate nature, the river isn’t frozen anymore, and im itching to get back out.
7 weight to hunt down searuns in the south sound.
9ft 5wt…wild trout in PA
I want to fish the middle fork of the Salmon River in late Aug or early Sept. The 8′ please. This is the top of my ‘bucket list.’
ply the briny deep for stripers with a 9-foot 9-weight
I’d use an 8ft 3 weight on the wild Browns in the driftless.
I need a 4 wt for trout in the Broadhead River in North East PA.
I would most definitely want the 8’4″ 3 weight to give to my dad so we could go after some native trout in East Tn together.
You and me both brother
What part of Wv you Fishing mostly ?
I’m from clarksburg
Trout fishing in the spring
A 9ft 5wt for browns and rainbows on the roaring fork and frying pan rivers in colorado
4″ 100 mile wilderness Maine. Appalachian mountains. Trout. God I hope I win! Krishna! Lol
Hmmmm…thinking…Yes a 9ft 7wt Smallmouth Bass on the North Fork of the Shenandoah AND just in time for the Shad Run on the James River as well.
8’4 3wt Wild Brookies in the Maine mountains
Utah mountain brookies
9′ 5wt for some big browns on the Green in eastern Utah
Nothing like a 30” striper on an orvis 9′ 9wt on the Joppa Flats. Summer can’t come soon enough!
9′ 7wt. On the West Branch of the Penbscot in Maine for bows. Ayuh!
Having recently lost my H2 (with Mirage) on the water… It would be great to replace it! I’d use a 4,5,or 6 weight 10ft rod for various fish! From picky rising trout to fighting smallmouth!
10′ 4wt for Brown Town (SOHO)
I would to use the 9ft-7wt for Fishing the ponds In Austin Tx for the largemouth bass that reside there, I would also switch it for some Texas costal fishing at Port A. when in the UK I would use it for fishing for the stocked lake rainbow trout and Atlantic Salmon on the river Usk because a 4wt Rod can’t handle the power of these fish a 7 wt would significantly improve my chances of catching bigger game fish all over the world!
I’m new to fly fishing and extremely addicted! I’m going to Wyoming this summer to fish the snake river. I’d love the 3wt
I think I would give the 9 foot 9 weight to chase big bowfin, and big chain pickerel in the lower clear sandy Piedmont areas of North Carolina
I’ll hop in the ride with that 3 wt and try to find a hidden gem of a hole!!
3wt Elk River, Banner Elk, Western NC
I’ll be happy with anything from a 3wt for smashing brookies and bream up to a 10wt for the gulf and keys. Thank you.
A 9′, 4wt would be ideal for my trip to Smith Creek in the Shenandoah Valley in May.
9′ 7wt for streamer fishing, trout and smallmouth
I would like a 6 weight for some big grand river Browns and some streamer bass
Eleven Point River in the Missouri Ozarks.
10 wt to chase Musky in Northern WI
I would love a 4-weight to fish the Driftless in Northern IA, Southern MN for brook trout.
9ft 5wt for the Rush River of WI
3 WT for Grayling out of a 4′ wide stream in SW Montana.
7-wt would be great for warm water in NJ
Large Browns on the Farmington River in CT AND Large Salmon on the Clyde River in VT for me !!
I would take a 8’4″ 3wt to chase some small stream wild browns in CT.
9′ 9 wt. The perfect rod for my upcoming trip to Rockport, TX for redfish.
Chasing trout all over the state of New Hampshire would be even better with a 9ft, 4wt Helois 2. Especially for my summer and fall trips to New Hampshire’s Great North Woods!
Helios2 Switch Rod for WNY steelhead!!
9ft 12wt for silver kings in the panhandle
I would love a new 9′ 5 weight for trout and smallmouth in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!
9ft 5wt for chasing native snake river cutthroats in the gros ventre drainage and rainbows/browns on the south fork!
A 4wt would be my ticket for salmon at Grand Lake Stream, Maine USA
9′ 7wt for some streamer fishing for the Lower Owens Eastern Sierra.
9′ 9wt would be my choice for fishing out on Indian River Fl for Reds and Trout so close to home and Tarpon on west coast.
The 9ft., 7 weight and running to the closest water I can find once it is delivered….
Dual purpose 9′ 9wt for chasing stripers in MD and steelhead/salmon in WA.
9′ 5wt for the Delaware and Farmington Rivers here in the East and a great excuse for planning a trip out West.
I would take a 9 ft 9 weight out to Belize and fish for bonefish/tarpon/permit with the hopes of landing my first saltwater fish on a fly.
own the original helios. ready for the helios2!
A 8 or 9 wt would be awesome on the Rogue right now. The steelhead are running.
I’d want a 8’6″ 4 weight to use in the streams close to my house.
9′ 8 weight for some bonefishing in the Bahamas
9wt to chase dome stripers on monomoy
9′-0″ 9wt for muskies
Gonna chase some Bones for the first time this Febuary in the Bahamas! 9 ft 7wt all the way baby!
My fiance and I will heading to Canada to chase some pike for our honeymoon in August so a 9′ 10 wt sure would be quite the treat.
Driftless or trout
Chase Trout in NE Freshwater rivers
9ft 5wt to find some backcountry solitude in New Mexico and profess my love to Maddie Brenneman.
Plan to fish Massachusetts, use my Helios 2 for shad run in the spring, 9′ 7wt be perfect for this type of fishing. Merrimack River, Massachusetts is always been a great place to fish shad and small stripe bass come the spring run!! cant wait…grew up fishing this river.
I’d use the 7wt for smallies!
I’d fish the rod at a very undisclosed location in Oregon. 🙂
I would use the 8′ 3 wt. to fish for native brookies in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.
I would love to chuck streamers with a 9ft 7wt for fat browns on the tailwaters of Arkansas and Missouri.
I would like to take the 9′ 7wt with me on my Canada trip in June for Bass.
9′ 8wt for Abaco. I hope to catch my first bonefish in late April!
10′ 4wt. for nymphing the deep, swift runs of Central Valley tailwaters. Neither the method nor the locale are particularly glamorous, but the trout are native, wild, and plentiful.
3wt. Picabo, ID. Chasing Cuttyrainbrowns. I need a rod like this to catch those fish.
9ft, 4wt. for the Upper Delaware
5 or 6 wt. for the high country lakes and streams in the Sangre De Cristo Wilderness, here in Colorado…
Already have an Orvis 4wt. for trout and panfish. I would like to have an 8wt. to chase bass and to surf fish on my FL trips.
Would like to try a 9ft 7weight on the big smallies of big green lake, WI. Would it stand up to the challenge?
9′ 6wt Tip flex to fill out my quiver! Would use it anywhere and everywhere big trout are found 🙂
An 8’4″ 3wt sounds like a great rod for small, lonely streams!
9 ‘9 weight to triple as a Northern rod here in Pa, stripers off montauk, and cuda in Cuba. A man can dream.
A 10′ 5wt might tempt some Cutthroat out in Yellowstone. The hard question is, “How can you choose just one Helios”?
9′, 5 – weight for fishing Lewis Coleman’s private pond.
I’m traveling the state of Michigan this year. Since last year I didn’t do anything do to my health problems, But it’s a new year and new rivers and creek to fly fish in. Thanks Orvis for a chance at it. Good luck everyone. I’m in need of a 8ft fly rod
9′ 9 wt to catch stripers, bonito, and more off the coast of Rhode Island but when the wind picks up, time to take Excalibur (my Helios’ future nickname) to the Rivers of CT to hunt toothy pike!
9foot 7 weight
I already have a helio 10′ 5 wt and love it.
I want to use the 10 weight to chase pike, and musky on the potomac/shenandoa. Also tuna/striper in the Chesapeake bay.
An 8ft 4inch 3wt would work wonders on some NH wild brookies!! Thank you!
I’d use the 8’4″ 3wt in the driftless area of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
3 weight after Danish steelheads in small river
9′ #5 for fishing alpine streams in germany!
I would like to try a 9′ 5 weight rod to catch my first fish while fly fishing. I have been fly fishing multiple times on the South Platte River in Colorado and I have yet to catch a fish!
9′ – 4 weight for Colorado streams.
I would love a new 4 weight to catch and release wild browns and bows in northern VT
9′ 9wt for muskies on the mighty Susquehanna River!
NEED that 3 weight for some incredible New England wild brook trout fishing and maybe some wild LLS fishing!
Would head back home to upstate NY and crush the Adirondacks
9′ 8wt for some big smallies and Pike this summer!
9 foot 7 weight for the bigger stuff.
An 8 wt would be awesome for some saltwater fishing down around the coast for some reds!
I know the perfect local spot to use a 9ft 7wt for carp, suckers and freshwater drum…sorry can’t share the location.
If you’re in Michigan. I know the spot. I’ve cought some humongous black drums and carps
I will take the 8ft around the state of Michigan to rivers and creek. Since last year I didn’t do anything do to my health problems, But it’s a new year and more opportunitys. Thanks Orvis for a chance at it. Good luck everyone
An 8wt for chasing bones on abaco in april
I’d use the 9×9 H2 in Campeche, MX for baby tarpon!
A 10 weight to go after king salmon here in Alaska.
I would use the 8’4″ 3 weight to fish for big browns on tiny dries on the skinny, Owyhee River, in Eastern Oregon. I would love this rod because the rod I currently own makes it very hard to be stealthy on this small river that is often running below 200 cfs.
I would love the 7 wt. I love my current Sage 5 wt. Which is a great all-round rod but a few times this year I’ve had the occasionaln to hook into a few hogs and you really have to finess a 5 wt. So a great 7 wt. Would be perfect when I know I’m going hog hunting here in Colorado. No I can’t just pick one river, the short list is the South Platte, Arkansas, the Blue, and the Yampa but that only touches the tip of the Iceberg!
9′ 5wt to go after some picky trout on section of the Yough here in PA. Or if I have to pick one of the three listed the 8’3″ 3wt to chase some wild Browns and native brookies on small unheard of creeks and the Little J.
9 ft 7 wt please and thank you
I’d take a 8’4″ 3 wt, and my two sons to our local city fishing pond and show them that a bluegill can be Moby Dick with the right equipment!
Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming w/8′-4″ 3 weight, going in July.
I would love to chase some big Browns with a 6/7 weight on the Little Red River here in beautiful Arkansas!
I would use the 8ft4 3 weight on the Derbyshire river Dove where izzac Walton once fished for the native wild brown trout.
I would put that 3wt to work all over WV, MD, PA, VA, and hopefully someday when I get out west!
Moving to Tampa from upstate SC so the 9ft 9 weight would be perfect for reds!
I would use the 9ft 7 weight to fully accomplish this year’s goal of not using spinning gear for anything.
A 7 weight for bass and bones in the Bahamas
I’d be looking at a 9 ft 8 wt for the versatility to throw big bass bugs, toss pike streamers, and get into some flats fishing.
9ft 5wt for the sulfur hatch on the South Holston in northeast TN!
I would get a lot of use out of a 8 or 9 weight Helios chasing striper over the summer as they move to the rivers her in Georgia. It’s especially interesting out of a kayak!
The 9′ 5wt would be perfect for chasing Browns on the Arkansas.
I want something big to help me catch some beautiful winter steelhead on the lower Deschutes or the Grande Ronde! Just waiting for the rain to slow down a little.
Fish for trout with a 4 wt
High up in the Blue Ridge mts chasing wild trout with that 8’4” 3wt
9′, 5 wt. I’d fish everything from Southern Illinois farm pond bluegill to trout and smallmouth in Missouri rivers.
I already have a H2 5 weight for my trout fishin, which I love! So I want a 7 weight for bassin’ in Texas!!!
9′ 9wt for permit and stripers!
Would love and H2 rod for many reasons.
9′ 6wt for some big trout and some smallies
I would ask for a 9′ 9wt for chasing pike and stripers here in ME
9′ #7wt would be perfect for throwing streamers on the Madison and Yellowstone, or maybe some pike on the Missouri! Would be a part of my arsenal for summer steelhead and light saltwater for sure!
chase bull reds in the LA marshes and big black drum off the jetties in Matagorda, TX with a 9ft 9wt.
9′, 9 weight for permit and bones!
I’d like the 9′ 7wt To fish for some big bass in Montana’s Honey Holes. 😉
9′ 8wt for big bass
Big game 9ft 6WT for bass and light inshore species in Georgia!
9ft 8WT for chasing reds on the flats in Charleston
That is a hard choice, have a 9′ 5wt midflex ZG, but a very soft 3 wt for those small SW Montana Streams would be cool
Alpine lakes of Colorado!
I’d love a nice 3wt to fish for native trout in Pennsylvania.
I would love to have a 9ft 9wt for my pike fishing , i have a 6wt for trout and a 8wt for seatrout , i just cant trow 9″ flys with my 8wt so it would be a fantastic 3th rod in my collection ! Thanks for the opportunity !
10wt for pike in northern michigan
5wt for Deschutes redsides
9ft 9 wt for Pike and Musky in Ontario as well as Kings in Michigan
Love to add a 3wt to my 5&8wts and head out for some back country adventure in New Mexico
I would put the 11′ 9-wt switch rod to work chasing steelhead and muskies!
9ft 8wt to chase bone fish in the flats of key west!
I’m retiring in March. I would love to have a 9′ 9 weight to fish for strikers in Cape Cod and Maine.
Chasing pelagics off the West Coast of New Zealand with the 9′ 8 weight
I want to go to Slovenia and catch a big fat blonde marble trout on a 5 wt. Then I would run around crazed, super excited that I caught my first marble trout, on a Helios 2!!!
I’d use an 9ft. 9 wt. to fish for seatrout when I leave for college this summer
Id love an 8’4″ 3w all day long to chase native brookies and wild browns in the Laurel Highlands region of SWPA.
This is the year I devote to learning striper fishing in and around RI’s Narragansett Bay and eastern MA. That 9 ft. 9wt. sure would help.
9ft 5 weight for the youghiogheny river in south western Pennsylvania.
9ft 7wt to play the Swedish big SeaTrout’s <
I’d absolutely love to chuck a 7’6″ 3-weight in the Smokies for Southern Appalachian brookies!
I’d use the 8′ 4w for chasing brookies in north central PA.
A 8’4″ 3w would be great in some small streams in Upstate New York!
3wt for Smokys trout
8’4″ – 3wt for a little meadow stream I know. It is well hidden away in the Rockies and full of small Brown Trout.
I would love a 9ft 5 weight for chasing trout on the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and my local waters in Pennsylvania. I dream about owning a Helios rod. Can’t currently afford one YET.
Switch rod, chasing Steelhead in Wisconsin and Michigan
I would like to fish grayling with a 9′ 4 weight at beautiful Kupa river in Croatia!
9 foot 8 weight for largemouths, spots, and Stripers on lake lanier, redfish in the lowcountry, snook in southwest FL, and metro Atlanta Carp to top it off!
I would love the 9′ 7 wt for streamer fishing for trout!!!
4wt or the 7wt would be great for me. I fish bass and trout
I would love a 10 foot 3wt to fish small rivers in France and Luxemburg (euro nymphing)
Big Stick. Gotta chuck those nasty meats in all types of environments. CO is where I reside but I fish anything that tugs.
9′ 5wt. Catching trout in the Ozarks of Arkansas.
7 wt for big streamers and bass
9′ 7wt for this summer so I can throw big mouse patterns to brookies at night up here in Maine on the Magalloway.
9′ 8 wt to fish the windy Danish coastlines for searun browntrout.
9 Weight for sure, and Alaska, to go chase some silvers, and chromes.
9ft 6wt tip flex for chucking meat to smallies and larger trout. This would make a great carp stick as well.
I’d love a 9-10′ 6wt to chuck some streamers for huge Browns on the Truckee River near Reno Nv.
Chasing tailing reds with a 9′ 8wt on a Jacksonville FL flood tide.
I’d love a nice made in the USA 9ft 5wt Helios 2 because the awesome trout of the San Juan river deserve to be caught by such a beautiful rod. Anything less than the best would be a shame. Thank you.
8 weight to throw sinks tips at stripers and trout here in tn.
I would love a new Helios 2, 9 ft 9 wt for chasing Redfish in Louisiana marsh country
Id love the 9ft 7 weight to fish for bass with in new river nc
7 at switch rod for PM River Michigan steelhead.
9′ 6wt for rainbows on the Yakima river
I’d use the 3 wt. on the San Juan in NM.
A 7ft 6in 3wt for chasing panfish year round in the
South where I live.
9ft 7wt for big bass in Ohio
I would like to use the 3 wt for some dry fly action on the small streams of western Montana!
Man a 9ft 5wt for silvers and trout here in Ak would be awesome
The coast of southern Maine in search of some linesiders
I’d use the 10 ft 8 wt for single hand spey and nymphing small coastal rivers in BC for steelhead this March
9′ 7wt for some northern PA steelhead and MD bass.
I’d love the 9wt for some red fish along the NC coastline.
I’d like to use one of these in a 9′ 8-wt to catch some tailing reds on the MS Gulf Coast!
7 wt for steelhead at the Salmon River, Pulaski, New York.
I’d be chasing some big stripers in the mid-Atlantic with a 9′ 9wt! Great contest y’all!
I would love to take the 9ft 6WT to Fernie BC and fish for Westslope Cutties and BIG Bulltrout!
Anywhere possible just send me the 10foot 3 weight thanks..
I’d sue the 8-foot, 4-inch 3-weight, to fish our spring creeks in the Driftless.
I would like a 9 foot 8 weight for steelhead in some local streams and big pike in Minnesota, but I can still use it for red fish and bonefish in Florida.
I’d use it for tarpon and bone fish and then possibly get another spool for Arctic char. 9′ 9-wt would be good.
I’d upgrade from my Clearwater combo to a 9′ 6wt for South Dakota bass and pike.
9 foot 9 weight, I want to catch something big enough to bend that rod.
5 wt 9′ to fish on the saluda river in SC with my son.
For me it is ideal rod is 8’4 ” # 3. Fishing trout in small Polish rivers. The ideal solution to slowly approach the timid fish in small streams. My dream!
9 foot 10 weight, I want to chase tarpon
Chasing Steelhead in the Pacific NW with a 10ft 8wt for me.
8ft to fish Dartmoor streams in Devon U.K.
High country 3wt!
8.6 3wt for the Eastern Sierra’s
9 ft. 7 wt. for smallmouth bass fishing here in Southeast Michigan!
Hi my name is Krzysztof from Poland and i like so much your rod becose so good.Im Fish in river and pliss send me the 8-foot, 4-inch 3-weight 🙂
5wt chalk stream austria
I would love nothing more than to cast this rod to rising trout in the native streams of the Pacific Northwest. From the coast to Montana, these streams are some of the most beautiful in the country. Tight lines!
I would use the 6wt H2 for bass in Tennessee.
9′ 7wt for chucking fat streamers on the West Branch of the Upper D
Already have the 9′ 4 wt so I guess I’ll get the 8’4″ 2 wt for spring creek fishing! Pleeeaaasssseeeeee!
An 8′ – 6″ mid flex 5-wt would be perfect for the browns, brookies, and rainbows at my “secret” spots in the Poconos.
10′ 8 wt for chasing NW chromers.
I would fish the 9′ 9wt it in the canals by our home for Peacock Bass and Carp here in South Florida. I would also fish it for baby tarpon and big reds down in the keys where it is open season year round.
A 7′ 4-weight would be great for the Shenandoah and upper Potomac
A nice 7-weight for the large mouth bass nearby.
Will be wanting the 8′ 3wt for floating hoppers on Rock Creek in Montana
Guadalupe river below Canyon Dam for native TEXAS trout.
I’ll fish the gulf coast for big redfish!
H2 11′-6wt switch, for my Missouri River trip
In Montana in May hoping to catch the Mother’s Day hatch, thanks Phil.
9wt for stripers along the north shore of Boston.
I would use the 9′ 7wt in South Texas for big bass and on the coast for reds and specks.
A beautiful 9′ 8 weight for Belizean Bonefish.
I know of some awesome brook trout waters near my home in Northern Minnesota and I hope to spend a couple of weeks this summer where I grew up in NW Montana.
I’d like to get out on a freshwater lake with a 10′ 9 wt and chase Monster Brownies 🙂
The 8’4″ 4wt would be just right for all of my fly fishing in MO!
Would love to fish the 9′ 5wt in New Zealand, a ‘bucket list’ destination for me and my 10 y.o daughter.
9ft 7wt for me to fish smallies in southern ontario and northern minnesota.
NY Finger Lakes region. We recently moved to a place between Conesus and Hemlock lakes and I want to go exploring.
I woud use the 3 wt in smal streams in Germany and wood be as happy as a kid in a candy store
9ft 5 wt and travel to the White River in Arkansas to tackle big buttery browns
Man! I love a 9ft 5 weight to chase trout on my trips to MT when I have some biz downtime on the Missouri or Bighorn-hell for that matter to hit the BOW in Calgary when I visit there! I had the opportunity to try a buddies Helios last year and it was Awesome-like casting air-Please pick me!
9 wt for lowcountry redfish. Can’t ask for much more than that! Fingers crossed on this one.
A 10 weight to fish for Atlantic Salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador
Helios 2 5-weight 8’6″ Fly Rod—Mid Flex
or *maybe* the 6′ 2wt.
Out the back door at my sister’s place in Northern Vermont.
I’m a Libra, it’s tough to make up my mind.
9 ft, 5 wt for Wyoming.
I’d love a rod to tackle New Zealand brown and rainbows
9-foot 9-weight. Stripers — Long Island Sound and Monomoy.
7 weight for the winter fishing in Cumberland River/Old Hickory Lake here in Tennessee, stripers etc.
Need a big summer rig for bass.. 9 ft.. 7wt. Oklahoma waters.
9ft 5wt for the big hogs on the Blue River in Colorado!
cant make up my mind. 5 wt for Pa, trout or 8 Wt for N.Y.salmon
8FT 5WT FOR TROUT
A nice little 3 weight for the local ponds and/or small Sierra Nevada streams
I think I’d have to ask for a 7 weight to fish for some shad and throw some big flies for smallies.
And. I promise to be the first fly fisherman fishing on the new colony on the moon. And since there are no size 24 BWO’s on the moon…
I would like a 9′ 9wt to fish flats in FL.
I’d love the 3 weight for fishing the driftless regions of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
BIG BROWNS ON THE SOHO WITH A 9ft 7wt!!
8’4″ 3wt for some backcountry trips this year with the wife in idaho.
I’d love the 9ft 9 weight!! I could do sooo much with it! I live the Southeast so I’d use it for Redfish, Striper, Carp, Snook, Sea trout, big streamers and the occasional bonefish!
If I had the fortune of winning a Helios 2, I would choose a 8’6″ 5wt to fish for smallies in middle TN.
9wt for the backbone needed to pull another world record striper out of the sound in CT
9 weight for Permit
High contry brookies in Idaho 8-foot, 4-inch 3-weight
9ft 5 wt for trout on the Hank
I would love a new 8’4″ 3wt H2 for gorgeous Brookies!
8’4 3 wt to use up in the Rocky Mountain high elevation lakes
I would like a 9ft 5 weight for north Georgia trout. I just got into fly fish and have been told your fly rods and reels
were world class!
5i would like a 9ft 5wt for north Georgia trout. I’m just getting started in fly fishing and have always heard your rods and reels were world class.
Would love a 9ft 5wt to use here in East Tennessee on the weekends when I’m not traveling for cross county or track. The weekends we don’t race I go up to the Hiwassee or Tellico to run by the river and fish after. I’m new to fly fishing and would be honored to have a chance to own a beautiful priece of gear like that!!!
I need a moderately big rod for pike and predatory trout. Thanks. Love Orvis products.
I say suprise me with any length and weight rod and I will try and find the fish to catch it on from here in the mtns of North Carolina to the coast.
8’4″/3wt moving to Kentucky from Utah my current rods might be overkill… Maybe not but its new territory
9 ft 11 weight for throwing musky flies. In southwestern pa
Penfield Reef Fairfield CT. Farmington River Winsted CT.
I would use a 9 foot 8 weight to lob streamers at big angry browns in the river I’m privileged to have in my literal back yard, to get explosive top water largemouth strikes at my local lake, fish for carp in the same lake, and sight cast at huge pike and tiger muskie at lakes within an hour or two of me and further my love for the tranquil love I’ve developed for fly fishing
Definitely the 3 weight. I love my 5 weight. Although the 7 wgt may be nice too. Decisions…decisions
I have always wanted a small 3wt, and what better place to use it than Lake Zimmerman fishing for recently revived greenback cutthroat…
Either a 9′ 9wt for strikers on the cape or a 9′ 7 wt to chase Alaskan rainbows and steelhead in NY
9′ 5 wt for colorado trout!
I would use the 9 foot 7 wt for carp! Going big this year for them need the back bone to chase them!
9′ 4 wt for native redsides in Oregon.
The saltwater 9wt for sure.
843 Helios would be fished all over the Uinta Mountains in Utah!
I’d hit the California sierras with the 9′ 5wt
I live in Colorado and would love to get out there and chase native brook trout in the high country with a 8’4″ 3 wt! My buddy has a Helios 2, and it’s a fantastic rod!
8′ 3wt PASCAGOULA RIVER BLUEGILLS
9′ 4wt would be awesome in the California sierras!
I’d take the 9 weight to Belize, fishing for bones, permit and tarpon
Looking forward to fishing the Madison this summer
9 Ft 5 wt, I’d fish the high country in Colorado, the northern woods in BC or the back country in New Zealand, but for starters I’ll take it out on the creek close to home in PA for the 1000th time with the same renewed sense of hope and excitement seeing that water for the first time coming around the bend.
Slayin’ Browns with the 9′ 4 weight at Pine Creek in Slate Run, Pennsylvania!!!
9 ft 51st on the Lower Mountain Fork River in Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow, OK.
I’m going to opt for the 9 ft. 8 wt. and throw some bass flies after smallies here in Southeast MI.
9ft 5wt for rainbows in western Michigan.
9 ft. 5 wt. for trout in Central MA and New England.
I’d love a 10 weight to target tarpon in Key Biscayne, Florida!
7’6″ 3 wt. East Tennessee, chasing bows and specks in the Smokies.
I think I’d like to go bass fishing.
843-4 for the driftless streams!
I’d definitely use it in the Catskills this spring for my trip to the Beaverkill; I already have a Clearwater outfit but why not have a Helios to go with it??
9′ 5wt Delaware River
Chasing wild Browns in the Poconos during the ISO hatch:)
7 weight for throwing streams for Montana pike and cruising rainbows on Canyon ferry.
9′ 6wt to chuck big streamers at trophy trout out here in Idaho!!
I would use a 7wt for those stud Reds and Black Drum in the Apalachicola Bay Area.
I would live to upgrade my bass outfit with that 7wt!
9ft 7wt for throwing streamers on the Provo River, UT!
A 9 weight to chase musky here in Tennessee and perhaps to use some in saltwater down in the Florida Everglades to get away from the cold!
I’m in need of a lightweight 10wt for casting to Pike and Muskie in Wisconsin
I’d use the seven weight to chuck some streamers around utah
I’ll be up the North Fork of the Shoshone – hookin lips of big bows and browns – then in Yellowstone trying to land those cut throats and brookies
9′ 5wt for fishing Colorado
I would want a 9′ seven or eight weight for steelhead in idaho and for throwing big flies for muskies, stripers, and lake trout.
I’d take that 3 weight to Missoula, MT!
11′ 7 wt for some coastal chrome in northern CA, por favor!
I love fly fishing the lakes close to Medford Oregon…Lake of the Woods, Diamond Lake, Fish lake..etc
A nice little 4wt for the streams near state college PA!
9′ 7wt H2 to chuck my streamers for Colorado and Wyoming Trout and bass!!!
9′ 8wt for bass in the ‘sip
Chasing native brookies all over maine
I am taking a 10 hour drive from El Paso, Texas To Colorado to fish for Browns in the Dream Stream and Cheesman Canyon. A 9′ 6wt would be perfect for that trip as well as my many trips to Elephant Butte Lake for bass!
I would use a 9 foot 8 wt. for lobbing streamers at angry browns in the river that is literally in my back yard, chasing carp and largemouth in my local lake, and sight casting for huge pike and tiger muskies at lakes within 2 hours of me
I would love a 5wt for my go to Michigan trout rod.
I would love the 7-wt to throw poppers to bass considering I just gave my bass rod (8-wt Clearwater) to my little brother! I would use it on all of the small lakes and farm ponds of central MO.
The 7-wt switch will fill a niche for big-river browns and small-river steelhead
I would like a 9′ 9 weight for striped bass in the Roanoke river!!
One piece 8# … big streamers for everything that swims.
8wt for mousing at midnight for hungry browns, and swinging for steelhead in the winter! (Idaho)
7 wt for my first bonefish!
9′ 8-wt for throwing big streamers on the Yellowstone here in Montana! Mid-flex, so myself, or anyone else in the boat, doesn’t get whacked in the head!
The 8-foot, 4-inch 3-weight for an upcoming trip to the Cimarron River in NM.
9′ 8wt for redfish down in OBX.
I am 14 and have fly fished since I was 8 yrs old. I love to do backpacking trips through the Colorado Rockies. A 10′ 4 wt rod would be ideal for those high alpine lakes and creeks this summer.
9′ 4wt. For some Central PA rising Browns!
9 ft 9 wt for big northerns on big flies!
Id like to fish for rainbows and brown with a 3wt 8ft rod in missouri
9ft, 9wt chasing Redfish down in Texas.
I’d like to take one of your fine rods to Pyramid Lake in Nevada and land one of those huge,Lahotan Cutthroats they are catching there. Based on what I have read and heard a 10′ 7wt. seems like a suitable rod to use on that lake.
I would like to try the Helios 2 5-weight 7’9″ Fly Rod on the Blue River in OK.
I would like that nice little 4 weight to chase some browns and bows on my lunch in the river behind where I work.
9ft 6wt weight for wyoming trout, and canada smallmouth
The Missouri river in Montana
6 wt on the gros ventre river in wyoming for some nice summer trout fishing right after runoff.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
A 9′ 4 Weight
Would certainly do
I’d chase native brookies
In an ADK stream or two
And snap a few photos
To share with you
Arkansas fishing. Smallmouth bass on ozark streams. Streamer fishing on white and little red river. Bass and striper fishing on Arkansas lakes. Carp fishing in local ponds. And could probably find much more to do with it!
Battenkill river in Alington, Vermont
I would love a 7 weight for chasing big bull trout in the northern Rockies and smallies in Dwarshak!
I would love a 5 weight for bass fishing and for having fun landing big reds when the 8 weight is too easy down in Louisiana!
I would love to use a new H2 on the north fork,of the Platte River. A 9-foot 4 weight would do the trick. Have caught a grand slam encompassing brookies, cutties, Browns and bows in a single day on a certain stretch near FairPlay, CO.
I’d chase shoal bass!
My husband already has 4 H2 but won’t let me use them because he says I’ll jinks them so I wan’t a 6wt that he can’t use because I wouldn’t want him to jinKS it
I’d do a 9wt and use it for reds and snook here in Tampa Bay, popping for bass on inland lakes/Withlacoochee river and for bi-annual Salmon trips to the Kenai Peninsula.
1004 nymphing rod for the technical water here in central Massachusetts.
3wt in RMNP in Colorado this summer.
8wt for anything that would consider a 14″ trout as dinner.
I would pick the 4wt , so when I visit my daughter in Boulder I can fish Boulder Creek .
Well, since I have never fly fished before and live in Colorado, any where would be great to use these rods. Maybe Orvis could throw in a guide as well….haha….good luck to who ever wins…..Go Broncos…
The 8’4″ 4 weight for brownies in Big Spring Creek, Newville PA
I’d love to use a 9’5wt for fishing the driftless area in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.
The Battenkill where else!
Would love to take a 9′ 7weight to the Blackfoot in Montana for a shot at a big Bull Trout
The Connecticut River!
10′ 8 to 12 weight rod to chase some big game. Either throwing big poppers to bucket mouths, or stalking bonefish on the flats. Will be a tough, yet fun decision if i win!
I would fish eastern tailwaters with the 10′ five weight.
Would love to take up in the pidgeon river area of northeast lower michigan to chase wild trout.
I’d head back to the Copper River for Reds on the fly.
10wt for musky in Virginia’s rivers.
9′ 6wt streamer rod for western maryland streams
3wt for the natives!
The 3 wt would be used this summer on my trip to New Mexico on the Red River in early July, and the off to Long Island for some dry fly action later that month!
A 9′ 7wt would be perfect for throwing streamers on the Green and Snake rivers.
Would fish Fishermans Paradise on Spring Creek in State College PA. Awesome trout fishing there.
12 weight to round out my flats rods for my trip to Cuba next month!
I would love to have the 8′ 4 weight so I can take my son up into the Smokies (Tn and NC) and fly fish for trout:)
3 wt Northern NH Brookies!
A nice 9′ #7/8 for some of these tail water stripers in Arkansas would be right up my alley. Would be fun to land some of these 30/40 pounders.
8′ 5 weight for some trout fishing the Holy Waters on the Au Sable in northern Michigan.
Got to take a 5wt out on the Battenkill or Otter!
I would love to have a 3wt. I fish all over Arizona and would love to have this for the Salt river and the streams up north such as Silver Creek and Black Creek chasing or native Apache trout. Thanks Orvis you guys rock!
Just broke in my 8wt flex tip in ascension bay and would love a 5wt for chasing black hills trout
9′ 6wt for Wyoming trout.
9wt. for Strippers along the Maine coast
I would love the 3wt in the backcountry of Arizona White Mountains for the inaugural trip and then the Smokies and finish off the season in the Pennsylvania wilderness.
I’d put a 9 foot 9 weight tip flex to the test on striped bass in Texas lakes.
3wt for high altitude Cutties and Brookies in RMNP and IPWA.
9′ 4wt for the South Platte in Colorado
Took my lessons, now I need this rod for my first fly fishing venture anywhere!!
Fishing for stripers around the shores from delaware to Massachusetts using the 9 wt.
I’d take a 3wt to the CO mountains for some small stream brookies.
9 7 for salmon up on the Kenai Peninsula.
I’d chase trout and bass all over western NC!
Flyfish in the Shenandoah Valley
I’d love to chase smallmouth in VA with a new H2!
I could see myself catching peacock bass and other rather large and exotic fish with my father, who I am trying to get into fly fishing, down on my old home waters in Guyana, S.A. I think a 10′ 8-weight would do the job well down there.
4 weight for some NYS trout
The 9 ft 7 weight would be great for steelhead and smallmouth in and around Lake Michigan.
10 ft 4 wt. for trout and the only way I’ll ever lay my hands on a sweet rod like this is if I win won as I am financially decimated after my divorce so this would be a dream come true.
3 wt. , love my trout fishing.
For 2 years my 9 weight has been looking for a mate to go striper fishing in RI. This would do the trick. Maybe I will be in the water this year.
Throwing streamers to big WNY drop back brown trout on a 10′ 7weight sounds about perfect to me
And I’ll add that I want a 10 ft 4 wt so f’ing bad but I can’t even afford a cheap rod right now so the only way I’ll ever get to experience fishing with a rod like that is if I win it. That would be so great.
An 8’4″ 3wt would be great on the South Platte, throwing Tricos.
That 3wt would be money in the Wisconsin Driftless.
I would fish the Jack River southwest of Denali for Arctic Grayling…early season…when the river is still thundering from the ice breaking and Mt McKinley is in full view. Heaven.
9 ft 4wt mid flex for trout in a tailwaters near me and in NC
9′ 9wt for those times when my glass rods just won’t cut it… First place I’d take it would be the Roanoke river for the striper run!
Delaware River system. West Branch, East Branch and Mainstem.
I’d use a 9ft 5 wt to take my daughters with me on Connecticut streams. Thanks!
I’d use it for guiding. My clients would be throwing this 9 ft12 wt for tarpon in the sprint time! Would love this combo i used it myself with Kevin mihailoff on a nice 120 lb silver King.
White bass in Kansas lakes. 5wt
2 hander for steelhead
8’4″ 3wt fishing on the Toccoa River!
Crushing ravenous Albies in Nantucket with a 9ft 9wt!
I would go with a 7 wt for northern pike. 7 or 8 ft for a little top water steamer speed stripping.
9′ 7wt, to chase big bass on Okeechobee
9wt. Throwing to big low country reds
9ft 9 wt for GL KINGS
I’ll be fishing for brook trout high in the Great Smoky Mountains!
3 weight chasing ADK brookies!!
9ft 6wt for trout on streamers.
Bass fishing in Texas with an 8 weight
Since i had to sell my fly rods to pay for my books during college, I would for sure use the 9 foot 7wt for some fall steelhead fishing while I am at school! It would be a much needed break from college life.
4wt chasing stockies all over Cooks Forest pa!
9′ 12wt – let’s just say it’s really big and lives in salt water
I would use the 7 weight to toss big streamers in Wyoming.
High mountain lakes, and the Reef.
I’d go get lost in the southern Appalachains with the three wt.
I would take a 10′ 5wt to Maine for some brook trout.
9ft 8wt for TX bass and everything else
In March my wife and I will be celebrating our first anniversary by a trip to Puerto Vallarta! I would love the 9 weight rod to take down with me and try and chase after a roosterfish and some jacks! Thanks orvis
A 9 foot 9 weight would be perfect for fishing the forgotten coast of Florida for an inshore grand slam of redfish, speckled trout, and flounder.
9 foot 6 wt fishing for trout lake tanycomo Brandon MO.
I’d like to take the 8 foot 4 weight and fish the Little Red or the Lower fork of the White in central Arkansas.
On what would be my first trip for reds in LA.
9′ 9wt would be the choice
10ft 5wt for CuttyRainBrowns in Virginia
9′ 5 wt for trout near State College PA!
I will take a 8 foot 4weight to Wisconsin to fish the latest improved streams. I want to support the work they are doing to bring and improve trout habitat in the Midwest.
I would get a 9′ 5wt for swinging smaller streamers and dry flies I tied in the winter. Itching for dry fly season on the Beaverkill and east branch
The 8’4″ – 3 weight for me. Bull Shoals – White River Arkansas for rainbow and browns.
9ft 9wt for chucking bugs at the Spring striper run and the right in to migrating reds! Looking forward to warmer and fishier days!
I’d take the 7-weight on a Scandinavian sea-trout sojourn; backpacking around the coasts of Denmark and Sweden for sea-run browns.
I’d love an 8’4″, 3 weight to fish native trout in small streams in my home state of Colorado.
Love a 5wt for fishing those sippin monsters on the mighty MO “Missouri”
I could use a new 7wt for every river I can get to in Alaska this summer.
3wt local rivers,ponds & lakes in southern Utah.
4wt on VA spring creeks or 9wt chasing Muskie on the river!
Would chase trout in the rivers and streams of Montana, so a good 4-5 weight would be good
Planning another trip to the Keys. Tired of borrowing rods!!
9 ft 4 wt to take with me to Colorado in March
I could use a new 3 weight!
a 9 weight for some stripers on the Cape would be nice or better yet an Atlantic Salmon in Gaspe!
A 6 wt to go chase some local Smallmouth
9 ft 7 wt for Silvers on the Naknek!
4wt for some wild trout action in remote part of the GSMNP this coming May.
If love to take a 9′ 9wt on my kayak and chase stripers at the confluence of the Illinois and Arkansas rivers in eastern OK.
I want a 12wt to chase tarpon in Florida!
9′ 5wt tip flex, fishing the surf or kelp for bass, corbina, or any other species that bites the fly.
Would love an 9ft 4 wt to chase the new select fly waters in PA as awell as chase native brookies in the mountains of Pennsylvania
9′ 5 wt for beautiful browns on the Provo River.
3 weight for the little mountain streams in the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 5 weight for the famous Blackfoot or Rockcreek in Montana for cuts and browns
7wt 11footer switch rod for Great Lakes steel. Please and thank you.
Man. I guess the 7 or 9 wt would work well to take me son out chasing steelhead.
The northern Brooks and thoroughfares of Aroostook County Maine.
On the Manistee in Michigan with a 9’6″ 6 wt. chasing browns at night!
Without funds to travel, I’d stick close to home and chase natives in the waters of Western Wyoming. Or maybe I’d “slum” it and go after ‘bows and browns in the Hank or Madison.
Id love that 9′ 8wt to toss streamers at bull reds in the gulf. South texas salt flying at it’s finest!
Definitely fishing in the high country for trout! Starting to teach the kids! Well actually, my husband is teaching all of us!
The H2 843 would be the perfect addition to my growing collection. I would take it along with my Superfine Carbon 761 and hunt native Golden Trout in the California Golden Trout Wilderness area. It would be perfect for the small lakes and creeks there. In the winter I’d chase wild Brown, Rainbow and Cutthroats in the Upper and Lower Owens along with Hot Creek and a few other “special” spots. But most importantly, I’d pay it forward by teaching my friends that have been asking me to introduce them into the sport and my son who I hope will become my fishing buddy as he grows older.
9′ 7wt for fishing Dorados in Ecuadorian Amazon!
Why trout of course
I would use my new 905 to catch some arctic grayling on the Chena River in Alaska!
10wt to chase blue fin Trevally at Christmas Island!
4wt. On Montana spring creeks!
Catskill Mts. and Adirondacks of NY a 8ft 4″ 3wt would probably be the last rod I’ll ever need.
8′ 6″ 5 weight mid-flex for New England trout.
A 9ft 6 wt would be great for bass in my local ponds and then taking up to the Arkansas tailwaters for trout.
Unlike most of the popular trout fly fishing videos that spend most of the time getting to the stream. Getting a great vantage point for awesome footage of catching one fish. I’d use the 843 and straight up need to get shoulder surgery at the end of the day. The PA fish commission might even give me a citation for the number of fish I caught. The love of fly fishing is catching fish and I would Trout Bum it out
9 ft. 5wt on the upper Delaware with friend and guide Joe Demalderis and friend Jack Leonard.
honestly non of the above, I´ll take the 9 w for a round against golden dorado in the jungle of bolivia.
The H2 Switch 11 ft 9 wt would be perfect for swinging for large king salmon in Alaska. Great company and product!
8’4″ 3wt for Wyoming trout!
3wt would be perfect here in the southern Appalachians to chase native specs.
I would like a 9 ft 7 or 8 wt for some salmon and trout fishing in WA and OR with my buddy.
9′ 9wt please, for chasing stripers along the sod banks in South NJ.
Thanks in advance!
9ft 7 wt for chucking some bass bugs and large streamers for some Missouri largemouth and browns
I would want a 9′-0 6 wt to chase bass and carp here in Nebraska!
10 wt for muskies
I’d love to win a 9′ 5 wt Helios 2 so I can fish for trout on the Madison and Gallatin rivers.
The Big Hole.
If I won this contest I would enjoy a 9′ 7wt Helios 2 to pursue bucknasty Browns with articulated streamers on New York marginal trout water. May the odds be ever in your favor.
Id take a 10ft 7 weight to bring in some Great Lakes steelhead
Boy I sure would like to drift the grass flats on a nice calm day sight fishing for some ole slot redfish with at 7wt (which would be perfect), maybe some speckled trout, and catch a whole mess of pufferfish because some reason they always take my flies.
A 9 ft. 7 wt. for streamer fishing in the eastern Sierra Nevada would be great.
9′ 9″ 7wt for Steelhead on Kodiak!
9-foot 9-weight or my next trip to sLOVEnia to fish the Idrijca River for big Marbles and the Sava for some awesome Hucho!
I would be extremely happy & excited to fish for large stripped bass in the delta sloughs of northern Ca. It would be such an honor to use & show off my new Helios 2 rod & reel to my friends.
Give me the 7wt. Bones in Belize, carp in downtown Denver. 1 rod to rule them all.
I would love to have a 9′ 9wt for the northern pike on Fawn River in northern Indiana or for those king salmon on the Manistee River in Michigan.
I’d fish the 3wt on the Farmington River.
The 9′ 9wt would fair just fine for Cape Cod stripers this spring.
Being new to the South I think I’d like to use the 7 weight to catch all the native bass species, especially on the local rivers.
Take this up to some mountain streams in bennezette
I would love the 9′ 7 weight to chuck some heavy meat around for the big boys from my kayak on the local lakes here in PA!!!!!
I would LOVE a 10′ 3 weight to chase anything it would allow.
The 8’4″ 3wt Helios 2 would be awesome on the small streams in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
I think I’d go with a 7 or 8wt and work on my carp game in nys
Flathead catfish are an apex predator. They do not react to chum or dead bait-they prefer their meals raw and wriggling!
At rest the 10 weight would have the company of a well used T3. Out and about it would be a night owl, slinging 10-12″ articulated streamers for 20-40# flatheads!!!
I would use a 5wt to chase Browns down the Cumberland tailgaters!
8ft4 3wt to chase native rainbows in the streams around home
Definitely chucking bugs for bass with the 7wt
Upgrade my clear water 9’6″ 7wt to a sweet 9′ 7wt Helios for bass
I’d take an 8 wt for snook, trout and redfish in SW Florida, Stripers in Maine, and steelhead in NY
9′ 12 Weight for musky
I’d use the 3wt to chase native brookies in the Michigan backwoods!
Would love the 8’4″ 3wt for addorandaks asuable river
9′ 7wt for bass for Guntersville Lake.
Snagging West Yellowstone Cutthroat with 9′ 4wt in beautiful Yellowstone NP.
I just moved back to Vermont from the west and need a locally made stick to offset the Washington brands in my kit. I think I’d go for a 10′ 4wt or 5wt Switch to explore some water I never hit as a kid.
rainbows on the Guadelupe
I’d like the 7wt. for casting big bass flies at the banks on the Colorado and San Marcos Rivers south of Austin. I’d also like it for carp in Brushy Creek in Round Rock.
9′ 7 Wt for carpin’ TN
I would like an 8’4″ 3 wt for fishing NW Montana Brook Trout
A versatile 8.5′ 5WT to fish the small mountain streams in Central PA!
A 6 wt for those windy days in WY!
Swashbuckling with atlantic salmon in CT and feisty stripers on the flats of Cape Cod with a rad 9′ 9WT!! Kickin’ a– and takin’ names! Cheers guys!
A 9 weight for some of-shore fishing in Southern California
Chasing Leroy in the mountains of western NC.
As an elnu abenaki from vermont. I plan to fish the same rivers as my ancestors did… the upper deerfield is my favorite! I would fish it with a 9ft 5wt.
I would go for the 9ft9wt to begin my search for stripers on the Chesapeake Bay. Mainly a trout guy, but I would use that to learn the ways of sinking line and bigger flies.
9ft 7w for bass and migrating shad in the North Carolina Piedmont!
10 wt 9 ft to chase sharks off the coast of SC
9 foot 5 weight for trout fishing on the Provo River in Utah
9ft 5wt for anything and everything I can trick
Hucking big bass bugs in farm ponds with a 9 ft 8wt.
9 ft 6weight for the west branch and main stem of the Delaware river
9′ 5wt for trout on the Blackfoot
I’d love to use the 9′ 7wt. to catch massive brown trout up here in MN in the driftless region. Last year I began mousing late at night and I assure you, you don’t need to fly to New Zealand to catch browns like that! Hope I win!!
Small streams in North Jersey
9 ft 4 wt in any national forest from Washington to Northern California
I would use a 3wt to search and fish for natrual spawning wild browns and rainbows in Western New York.
9′ 5wt is the rod I use in almost every river, so I would want one for all the western rivers I fish, from the Metolius to the Deschutes and Crooked river, to forays into Idaho and Montana. This seems like the rod that could handle 99% of what I need.
I’d totally take it to see my boy Oliver White in the Bahamas!
10′ 3wt to do some high stick nymphing on bushkill creek in the poconos.
Redfish on the floodtides in South Carolina with a 8w
Bass bugs with a 7wt would round out my quiver and be great for catching schoolies, smallies, catfish, shad, and bass on the potomac here in DC. TPFR!!!
fish 9 5 weight to rising fish on a spring creek in Montana.
My brother and nephew just moved here, to Alaska, to be closer to family..I would gift the rod to my nephew and take him fishing for Arctic Grayling, which are perfect quarry for beginning fly-fishers..
Fish the North Platte, Madison or Yellowstone with the 8-foot, 4-inch 3-weight,
The 10′ 5wt would toss dries nicely on the Green or San Juan
The 9′ 9wt would come in handy chasing calico bass around southern California islands.
Thank you for this opportunity to win a fine Helios 8’4″3wt rod. Besides using the Helios to fish for trout in NJ and NY, I would pass on the rod to my grandson who is 8 years old and fly fishing for 2 years.
thank you again
I’d like to use it to catch some King salmon and steelhead in the Anerican River
I’d love to fly fish in Colorado.
I would take a 10 foot 4 weight out to Colorado and take my best friend fishing. He is struggling with life after serving in the Marines. When we served together we were closer than brothers. He flew to NY to be in my wedding and I am planning a trip to be in his next year. I want to teach him what I learned about how fly fishing and the outdoors can relax me and calm me down. Then I would leave him with this rod and reel and let him explore the mountains and tell me his new stories.
Love to add the 3 weight to my quiver for picky New England trout.
6wt for mountain reservoir fishing in the Sierra or a 7 wt for valley steehead
I would chase native brookies in Maine with the 8’6″ 4 wt
Having just moved to Canada, a 10′ #7 would be great for all the steelhead I want to get into!
8 WT for Stripers in Chesapeake Bay or Bones in the Bahamas
I’d like a 9ft 7 weight for a trout streamer on the upper delaware, bass in the susquehanna, and steelhead in the erie tribs.
I’d love to fish a 9′ 7 weight for Steelhead in the Grand River here in NE Ohio.
9′ 9 weight for Belize permit
I would like to go for some trout in those backcountry ponds and streams of Utah with the 8’6″ 4wt.
3 weight for beautiful native PA brook trout
I’d love the 9ft 5wt for spending time at our favorite place, with my son at Kolob Reservoir and Deep Creek, above Zion National Park in Utah.
White River, AR
5wt on the San Juan River, NM
5 Wt for any trout anywhere and the occasional redfish at college of charleston
I would use a 9′ 6 weight to chase big bows in Alaska this coming fall and then to throw big streamers to Browns and bows on my home waters in Utah.
If I won the Helios 2 Rod, I’d grab HAPPILY use it on a trip I’m taking this June to fish the Gros Ventre River in Montana/Wyoming! Woohoo! Pick me Pick me!! : )
I might opt for the 3-weight but chucking big bass bugs with a 9-foot 7-weight sure sounds fun too!
a nice 6 wt to slam some kentucky spots down on Lanier
My father and I took up fly fishing last year for his retirement and attended an Orvis class to help us get the hang of it. I splurged and got all the gear I need – he didn’t. I think he would want to go after trout in suburban New Jersey…or maybe chase stripers down the shore, two of his favorite places.
I’d probably go with an 8’4” 3 weight for the small mountain streams in the PNW…or go up to a 7 weight for some steelhead…
9 ft 9 weight for big calicos and Yellowtail!
A 9ft 8wt sure would be nice for Largemouth here in East Texas.
Alaska, king salmon and silver salmon on the Anchor River.
A 9′ 6wt would be perfect to chase cutthroat in The Washougal River in my beloved Evergreen State!
9′ 9 or 10 wt for salt
A 3 or 4wt 8′ or 8.5′ to take backpacking in mountains of Colorado chasing greenback cutthroat.
A 4wt for chasing greenback cutthroat trout in Rocky Mountains of Colorado
I’d take that 9 wt to the Potomac for shad, stripers, and muskie.
I’d take it with me on my next business trip to Europe! I hear Slovenia has some nice water!
I would use that nice 3 wt. for trout on my favorite mountain creeks in NW Washington state.
I think my next rod will be a 9′ 10wt to round out my arsenal for a trip to belize.
I’d like to fish the Upper Umpqua in Oregon for Steelhead
I’d take an 9 weight to fish striped bass on the Maine coast.
9ft 9 wgt.
Steelhead and salmon in northern Michigan.
I would like a 4wt- I could fish everything around here with that rod- small stream, tailwaters, and some freestones….
I’d take the 9′ 7wt and chase pig carp with it!
8’4 3wt for sure!
A 9′ 7wt to throw streamers at big browns on the White River in Arkansas
I’d go back home to Alaska with the rod and fish for rainbows and grayling in the Tangle River
Heading to Tanzania in a couple months on a family trip. Not much of a beach guy, I’d much rather huck streamers to whatever may be lurking below on a new Helios 9′ 9W!
I would fish it at the Owyhee in oregon
I would love to backpack to the back country lakes and streams and get on some beautiful natives. The 3w 8’4″ would be perfect for some backpack trips into some beautiful Brookies and rainbows.
8’4″ 3wt for working the Collawash and Eagle Creek in Oregon. I love watching those aggressive little trout hit dry flies during the warm, wet-wading months.
9′ 7WT to chase bass in Austin, TX
9ft 7wt to chase big trout and smallmouth with streamers in Michigan rivers.
I’d choose the 9′ 7 weight for steelhead in the Salmon River in NY and for light salt water on west coast of FL.
Fly fish for rainbow and brown trout on the Little Red River in Arkansas. Need a rod to fish streamers!
81/2 ft 5wt for trout fishing in Arkansas.
A 9′ 7wt is ideal for slinging big bass bugs on the local lakes and secret retention ponds here in Central Florida
9 ft. 5 wt. for fishing in Yellowstone National Park
9′ 4wt to chase Wild brookies and landlocked salmon in the great north of my home state of Maine.
Sorry Andy, I’m gonna win!! 🙂
7 wt on the Trinity
Would like a 4 wt for the small brooks around my home in Maine!!!!!!
A nice 8-foot, 4-inch 3-weight to slay the rainbows down the Allagash with me this spring. A nice little 5 day canoe/camping trek down the river with my father in Northern Maine.
9 / 5 wt to hit the South Branch of the Raritan River, NJ. Would love to where a sign that reads “LOOK WHAT I JUST WON!!!” Then proceed to show off with few amazing Rainbow Trout strikes!
8-foot, 4-inch 3-weight on small streams wherever I may roam
I just moved to AZ from the Pacific NW. Instead of using my Helios 5 wt or my H2 7 weight for the Deschutes, now I need a nice little 3 weight to explore the high mountain lakes and streams.
9′ 5wt for anything & everything I can eat in NC.
9′ 5wt for chasing Ozark trout
For those flatheads I’d be fishing my home rivers-Mid-Delaware and mid-Schuylkill rivers. 10 wt all the way.
9′ 7wt to pop big bugs on N MN lakes looking for bass.
9′ 7 weight for big Adirondack freshwater!
That 8′ 3wt would be great for the Driftless or I could go with the 10′ and start Euro nymphing there too.
I would take the 3wt rod to some small local streams in search of native trout
9 foot 9 weight for Pacific salmon and steelhead.
I need a 10wt rod stiff enough to use out on my boat to pull a linesider from the briny depths of Nantucket Sound . If I don’t win one I guess I will have to buy one !
My wife and I have finally saved enough to go on our honeymoon after being married for almost 2 years. We decided on a trip to Panama and she said agreed we could bring a couple rods! A couple that fishes together stays together. I would use a 9ft 9wt for tarpon and snook in the river mouths flowing out of the mangrove forests.
9-foot 7-weight, to haul in the big brookies of Northern Maine.
I’d love to take a 9′ #4 for a spin on the Walloomsac or Hoosic!
Chase rainbows on the East Branch Delaware River during an epic hatch with a 5 weight!
I’d love a versatile 8wt to cast big poppers to hungry largemouths and hunt for striper in the lakes and off the coast of Maine
I’d love a 7’6″ 3wt mid flex for the Valles Caldera, NM
I would love a 9ft 5wt flex tip for the San Juan River, NM
Moving to Missoula this summer!! I think I could find plenty of places to use it up there!!
9′ 5wt for trout on the Blackfoot
9ft 5wt on the Big Bushkill Creek in PA
9ft 7wt for my first trip to Banff this Summer to try to catch my first bull trout! Otherwise, I’ll have to use my 10wt Helios II. (Not a bad problem to have but my 7wt cortland of 15 yrs broke and is what I need [want] to complete my quiver)
I would love to fish the 9′ 4 weight mid-flex to fish my local water on the gunpowder, and for trips to western MD, VA and WV.
9′ 7weight for bassin all along the Catawba chain please!
9ft 7wt for streamers and bass bugs