Win a New Helios 3 in Our Winter-Blues Giveaway!


Written by: Phil Monahan


Winter can seem long when you don’t get a chance to get on the water and throw flies at fish, and in Vermont, this January has featured some serious cold. As a way to make ourselves feel better about the months-off advent of spring and to celebrate that we now offer a full line of Helios 3 fly rods, we figured we’d give one away.

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 model H3 you’d take if you were you to win and why, and you’ll be entered in the random drawing. You can choose from a 7-foot, 6-inch 3-weight to a 9-foot 12-weight. Don’t forget to identify if it’s a Helios 3D or Helios 3F version. (The “D” is for Distance, and the “F” is for Feel.)

One lucky winner will receive the Helios 3 of his or her choice!

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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 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, and one winner will be chosen at random to receive a Helios 3 fly rod.

Click here for the full contest rules. (PDF)

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; Click here for an explanation of why we have to do this..)

68 thoughts on “Win a New Helios 3 in Our Winter-Blues Giveaway!

  1. Darren

    Hey Phil, if you would make these giveaways one day long, it would give us loyal blog checkers a better chance, and might make some irregulars loyal.

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  2. Mel Burgess

    I would like to venture out into waters that I can not reach with medium action rods. My choice of Helios 3D 9’ 8w would be more than sufficient to accomplish that. I love fishing fast rivers for salmon but occasionally find a pool that is beyond my reach with medium action. Thank You.

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  3. Brad Poinsett

    9’0″ 6 wt D would be my choice, accurate cast to distant targets = more takes & more fun!!!
    Thanks for this opportunity, gonna make someone very happy…

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  4. Bill Bolton

    I would love an 8 to 9 foot 5 weight. I find this to be an all around good size for a wide variety of water and species. I have always had Orvis or Sage rods, but have lost everything, including reels, flies and other lures in a fire last year. My insurance didn’t cover any of my losses and so I am just out. I hope to be able to save enough to get 1 nice rod and reel set up for fishing this summer.

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  5. Joan McGauley

    Great opportunity for a chance on a great product…as a woman introduced to Striper schoolies fishing, the distance and accuracy of a 9′ 8 wt Helios 3 D would send me on my way to fish for a Striper keeper!

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  6. Andrew Davis

    The 3F in a 9ft 6wt. Good all rounder.
    I have a lake in the Flat head it would be great on, and would love to try it on the Bull… And that’s all I have to say about where…

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  7. Steve

    I just moved west where a nice heavy rod would suit me. I’ll definitely be getting a nice 8wt in the future. Of course winning a 9’ 8wt 3D Helios would be even better!

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  8. Bob C.

    Bought my first fly road 25 years ago, Orvis Henry’s Fork Superfine. Works just as good today as the day I bought it. Would love to add a new Helios 3 weight to fish the smaller streams.

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  9. Stian Fjellanger

    I would love a 9ft 6wf F for allround fishing for seatrout here in Norway.
    It’s always been Orvis for me, I like to continue that run. 🙂

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  10. Nate S

    Could really use a nice light 8’6” 5wt rod to take out for some steelhead and some natural rainbows and browns in western New York. It’s about time to upgrade my fly rod to something like the Helios.

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  11. Jeff

    8’6″- 4wt. 3F I know the perfect stream for this rod. Meandering small stream flowing through a grassy meadow. Small browns, undercut banks, good morning and evening hatches and hoppers mid day. Looking for rod with which I can feel the fish’s heart beat – this may be that rod?

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  12. Emily Wilen

    Treated my sweet husband to a new Helios rod and he won’t share. I’d love one of my own so I can experience the awesome feel in the water. My dream would be Helios 3D 8 wt.

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  13. Jim

    I would love fishing a H3D/10w for chasing carp *gasp!* on Beaver Island and Grand Traverse Bay. I relish chasing spooky carp on my home river in IL and Lake Michigan is such a gorgeous place to fish. A H3D in a 10w would definitely help bring those golden freight trains to the net.

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  14. Bernay Brumbaugh

    My grandpa used to take us fishing almost every weekend. I’ve never done fly fishing before but I definitely want to learn. This would be a great start to a new hobby!!!!!

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  15. Parker berg

    9ft 6wt 3D would be awesome for me, I am a college kid and Colorado who is getting into fly fishing and a new rod would be awesome!!

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  16. Steve Joh

    Helios 6D 9”. I just got into flyfishing and not confident enough to invest in high end gear yet. My focus is mainly using fly gear for saltwater applications (calico bass, spotted bay bass and yellowtail). I appreciate the generosity and the amazing line of products that Orvis makes!

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  17. Dan L

    Just 1? Hard choice! But I’d love to have an H3F in a 8’6″ 4wt for trout on small Driftless streams, because that’s what it is all about – precision and delicate presentation.

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  18. Dennis E Waddell

    My first choice would be a nymphing rod like the 10’6″ 3wt.. I currently use my Orvis Recon when Czech nymphing which I might add is an amazing rod the Helios 3 would make a nice addition…My second second choice would be the complete opposite and I would go heavy with 12 wt for the possibility of targeting large predator fish…

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  19. Christopher Martin Kappius

    I need a fley rod it would be so great.las year I rolled a mixer truck so I could not fly fish at all last year

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