Fishing season is about to close here in Vermont, but it’s pretty much still all we think about. So we’re going to celebrate another great year on the water by giving away a Helios 2 fly rod. (You know, as a way of giving thanks. . .)
Here’s how the contest works: All you have to do is click the “Answer a Question” bar in the widget below to tell us which H2 you’d choose and why, and you’ll be entered in the random drawing. One lucky winner can choose from among the array of 4-piece Helios 2 models—from a 2-weight that would be perfect for our mountain brookie streams to a 9-weight switch rod for chasing steelhead and salmon on large rivers.
If you’d like to double your chances of winning, subscribe to the Orvis Mailing list, too, using the same widget.
The contest runs through Wednesday, November 2, and one winner will be chosen at random to receive the 4-piece Helios 2 of his or her choice.
Click here for the full contest rules.
The sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the USA who are 18 or older. (We apologize to our readers in Canada and overseas; please trust us when we say that there are complex legal issues involved.)
64 thoughts on “Win a Helios 2 Fly Rod in Our New Giveaway!”
Again only for americans, don’t know why I still support Orvis products.
I didn’t see it was US only.
Isn’t Orvis supposed to be a global brand?
You should really include the rest of the world in your marketing campaigns. Go look at a map and you’ll be surprised to find that there are more than 20 times more people outside of America that in it.
You’ll also find that there are more new customers to have outside of the US than in it.
A simple $100 world wide shipping fee would earn you many more new fans. So don’t forget about the rest of us.
And I own an Orvis Access 5WT by the way.
I wish it were that simple, Alwyn and Grant. The problem isn’t financial or cultural; it’s legal. Each country has its own sweepstakes laws. For instance, if you Google “Canada sweepstakes law,” you’ll see a dizzying array of stories, as well as ads for law firms whose sole business seems to be to help American companies run contests in Canada. Even Wal Mart runs a completely separate sweepstakes for Canadians only.
Pity, but I suppose it is what it is, good luck to the entrants.
Soooooo, Canadian only contest once a year then?
Also own an Access in 5 WT and 4 other Orvis rods and 6 Orvis reels.
Just come over, buy one, fish for a week, then fly home with out declaring it. The benefits are that you will be able to fish in the Beautiful United States, catch nice fish in beautiful scenery, drink great American beer from a can, and just relax. I have five H2 rods, maybe I can sell you one.
Im sure your countries have their own giveaways. If it was global- it would drastically lower your chnces to win anyway
You sound so entitled. What do you want for nothing?
Oh boy how I would love to see this beautiful blue H2 glimmer on the gulf coast!!!
5wt 10ft tip flex for swinging streamers to large trout
A Helios 2 3-weight 8’4″ Fly Rod—Mid Flex for bows & brooks in the Smokies would be sweet!
HELIOS2, The “GO TO” rod for me and you !
6 wt. Would be my choice. All around go to rod.
H2 7weight, perfect for big brown !! On 9ft!! Thaïs would be my best choice to catch lovely big trout on France!!
3-weight! My husband has a sweet little Winston we’ve been using in mountain lakes and creeks – this girl needs to be able to keep up and out-fish that man instead of clunking around with my 5-weight!
5 weight 8’6″, perfect for the chattahoochee or the small north georgia mountain streams. but really any of them will do!
A Helios 2, 3-weight. For pursuing the elusive trout of smaller streams around Southern CT!
9 weight simply because that’s the only empty xxx lot I h as ‘ve.
Hello Orvis! A 6wt for Great Lakes Steelhead!
A 6 wt suitable for streamer fishing
Would love the 2 wt for our small New England streams
After viewing the video of the wonderful rod, I most certainly would like to use it to catch & release a trout or two!
A 9′ 5 wt is my choice because of the rod’s versatility and practicality. With the Helios 2 being such an awesome rod, Id like to get it in a size where I could use it most often.
9′ 5wt for all around trout rod in upstate ny. I’d use it all the time.
10′ 8wt for swinging big flies to Big Great Lakes salmon and lake run tout; there is no better way to spend a crisp fall day.
An 8’4” 3wt would make for fun times here on the Farmington river in CT.
An 10′ 3wt would make for fun times here on the Farmington river in CT.
Sorry for the double post, it has been a long day. Too bad it was not on the river.
the 7 weight , perfect rod for schoolies
A 7wt switch rod for both steelhead and striped bass.
11′- 8wt,,,for Steelies on the Klamath river in Ca.
Orvis is an amazing company to hold give aways like this.
a 3 wt should work for the small fish I’d be catching
a 7 wt for bass streamers.
The H2 seven weight would be awesome for bonefish and smallmouths!
9′ 5 wt
Helios 2 6-weight 9′ Fly Rod—Mid Flex fishing for the Big Browns in MT. Stream and Lake fishing we love Helios rods!
the “encounter”. sounds good for a rank beginner like me.
I would choose Heilos 2 Freshwater.
Helios 2 5-weight 8’6″ Fly Rod—Tip Flex Because it gives me the flexibility for differing conditions.
8wt. The striper stocks are smaller these days and a 8 would be fantastic fight
3 wt A very nice rod for my local ponds
Was answering the question and it went away. The reason I was picking the 4 piece 8wt would to replace my 4 piece 8 wt Orvis that a guy thru over board and didn’t bother to let me know he did it. Had a large arbor Battenkill reel and redfish line on it. Best rod I ever owned. He answer to it being gone “oh well” .
4wgt 9ft flex tip for chasing NW cuts in freestones, and to give to one of my grandsons as inheritence
A great surprise present for my favorite fisherguy
I just want one! or 2!
Just lost a 3wt 5wt and 7wt setups off top of the truck rod box last week. Still sick over it. Starting over replacing a Sage LL and Orvis PM10, both irreplaceable, but far more sentimental. Let’s put a 10′ 4wt out there and cross the fingers.
Already have a 9′ 4 wt Helios 2 and love it. Would like to pick up one of the big game models for chasing steelhead around Lake Erie.
h2 saltwater 9′ for some grouper
US only so sad 🙁
I’m an avid Orvis fan owning 4 rods and 6 reels plus all the protective gear. Absolutely gutted. Only for US. disappointing for all the Orvis U.K. users.
Surely a U.K. Or even European competition could be run simultaneously??
I would ask Dave at Orvis in Sevierville, Dave is pretty much the reason I support Orvis, after attending a free fly fishing class, Dave found out I was leaving the country and flying back to Australia the following week, Dave said he couldn’t let me go back without actually fly fishing for real and set me up for half a day fly fishing in a privately stocked stream using the latest Orvis gear. Dave went out of his way to teach me the basics and techniques for fishing in tight streams and brooks in the Smoky Mountains. So I would choose the 5WT but I would run it past Dave first for his opinion, when I’m home in the states Orvis in Sevierville is the place that I go first before heading up into the mountains.
Also, I watched a couple of trout eat my flies that day, but unfortunately I couldn’t hook any of them, still one of the best days fishing.
(Orvis management – if you’re reading this, give Dave a promotion – he is a true asset to your company!)
I’m a goin’ fishin’ too!
I would go with the 2 weight. And thank you for allowing this to be for Americans only.
I would say the Helios 2 because I like to fish in the rivers and lakes.
Fly rods look great!
I would pick the 2-weight for fishing.