Written by: Mike Clough, Senior Sales Rep., Orvis Rod & Tackle
Living in the West, I used to get chastised by other anglers for using only 8-1/2-foot rods. Everyone out here swears by 9-foot 5-weight rods. The reason I preferred the shorter rod was weight; it was just more comfortable to use the rod all day. Sure, I gave up a little in distance and line control, but it was a sacrifice that I was willing to make. And then along came Helios. At just 2 1/2 ounces, my 10 foot 4 wt. Helios weighs much less than any 8-1/2-footer I ever used, and now I can take advantage of the line control and the distance the longer rod provides. If you’re fishing spring creeks, tailwaters, or any situation where a dead drift is critical, this is the only way to go. You will catch more fish and save your shoulder at the same time!
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