You’ll find an unusual but elegant Echo squid logo on the reel seat. Reply. These snake guides will bend but never break. The new Prime is a very light rod, with a nice soft, quick loading tip. The Helios 3 sports either an F or D, which stands for Feel and Distance, respectively. However, all the top rods were noticeably better. Over the past three years I’ve fished the 8-weight Asquith as my go-to rod for everything from 20-pound rainbows at Argentina’s Jurassic Lake, Atlantic salmon in Labrador, to the saltwater flats in the Caribbean and Florida for bonefish, redfish and snook. Achetez en toute sécurité et au meilleur prix sur eBay, la livraison est rapide. An oversize tiptop is used. This new Mega Modulus+ graphite fiber is slightly higher in modulus but has a much higher strain rating than what Loomis used on the previous NRX rods. Orvis Helios 2 9′ 5wt Mid Flex, in the remote hill lochs on the Isle of Skye – Scotland, catching the hard fighting wild Brown Trout. 17 watchers. I would like to see them a bit larger so that they can clear line tangles more easily. The weight and stiffness didn’t give much feel and hurt the accuracy in close. If you cannot find or cast the rods that interest you, we are here to help. The accuracy was good but could not match the top four rods. Redfish. The G-7/8 is just a size down from the G-8/9 Nautilus that won our 2014 8-weight Reel Shootout. We have fished all over the world in both fresh and saltwater for a huge variety of fish, and we’ll be glad to answer all of your questions, to help you choose the perfect rod or outfit. The rest of the guides are the top-notch nickel/titanium Recoil snake guides that are flexible but cannot break. Combined with the new materials and resin is what Fred calls a “G ARMOR” coating. These new SKY G rods are composed using G-Tec platelets. The NRX+ has a stiffer tip, and was designed with the SA Mastery Saltwater line in mind, a line that is a half a line size heavier, (similar to the MPX freshwater lines). Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA. If you are new to reading our Shootouts however, please click on the link below which will take you to our 2018 8-Weight Shootout. When used in the top half of the rod, this creates a thin diameter tip section with excellent swing weight, but more importantly helps the rod to recover and dampen extremely quickly. 3F is accuracy with finesse, a dry fly angler's dream. It has been selling strong and performing well ever since. The Nautilus reels also have a lower start up inertia than any of the reels we tested. Craftsmanship has always been excellent on the Orvis Helios rods. Reflect on your greatest successes and failures as an angler and the answer is clear. We have been tying our own bonefish and permit leaders for over twenty years, using Mason’s hard nylon for the butt and midsections, and Seaguar Tatsu double structure fluorocarbon for the final two tippet sections. The cork handle is Scott’s modified wells style, like the Radian, where the swell is slightly forward of the middle of the grip. What a nice light feel in my hand, and I’m getting nice tight loops with superb accuracy. Today’s latest graphite fly rods are using lighter higher modulus graphite materials combined with new resin systems like the new nano-resins, as well as different methods of cutting and laying up the graphite layers and better rolling techniques. This meant leaving out a lot of very good rods, like the Thomas and Thomas Exocett, the tried and true Sage X, the fabulous Hardy saltwater Zephrus, and the ultra-powerful Loop Cross 7X. The increased dampening and recovery also result in superior accuracy, which was evident at close range. This heavy feel in hand and slightly stiffer tip than the old Recon led to less feel and a lower score at 35 feet than other rods. It loads up quickly and gave me nice tight loops. The rest are large diameter black chrome snake guides that will pass line and tangles easily. Steve has given us a magical new NRX+ that blows away everything other than the Asquith in performance. The shape and swell feel just right to me. Like the Tibor and Abel reels we’ve used in the past, the Nautilus reels are bulletproof and will provide a lifetime of enjoyable service. Watch; Orvis … Shipping, Returns and Payments Details See details. The honeymoon continues for the G. Loomis Asquith, retaining its crown as the best performing 8-weight rod money can buy. These particles are distributed evenly and uniformly, unlike older resins where the particles were mixed in. This rod is an absolute steal at the low price of $189.95. At our shortest distance of 35 feet, I just loved the 3F, and gave it a perfect score for its wonderful feel and accuracy. #4. We have been impressed with the Helios 3 rods, and there is no question that they are among the best 8-weights. The NRX+ with the Mastery Saltwater taper does a much better job overall. Standard sized cork rings of very high quality are used, trimmed with a rubber/cork ring at the top. If you are an expert caster, you will likely gravitate towards the Asquith, as it has power and feel. Since the weather in January is pretty nasty in Montana, making casting outside nearly impossible, James brought all the rods in this 8-weight Challenge with him to Florida just after Christmas. Dacron backing; Rod Tube The Fenwick Aetos continues to be our pick for the best inexpensive 8-weight fly rod, an honor is has kept since our 2016 8-Weight Shootout, when it was first introduced. A short one inch extension butt is used with a rubber/cork cap. But Steve Rajeff, wanted a rod that would perform well at short to medium distances also, and gave the rod a softer, more flexible tip. Find great deals on eBay for orvis 8wt and orvis 9 wt. This let us do all the casting outdoors at a park in Englewood on Florida’s west coast. The H3 brings us a fundamental shift from flex profiles to a new frontier in accuracy and purpose-driven design. It did suffer in the wind a bit and I couldn’t punch the power in like I could with the Asquith or NRX+. At mid-distances like 45-75 feet, (that I find myself fishing an 8-weight most of the time), nothing can touch the Asquith. Yes, there are cheaper and also more expensive reels, but you won’t find one that is better. After that, it seemed to run out of steam, and lacked the power needed to hit the longest distances with ease. The handle is a full-wells design, and uses the similar very high-quality thin width cork rings as we saw on the Helios 3F. The Echo Prime 4pc is the lightest and best mid-priced rod for fishing at short to medium distances, but lacks power at longer ranges. ORVIS Helios 2 Fly Rod 9' 8wt Tip Flex. The epoxy coating over the guides is excellent. The quality of the cork was only fair, as quite a bit of filler is used. At the mid-distances it was still right in the running with the Loomis rods, but lacked their punch. The cornerstone of this new technology is the use of Steve’s multi-taper design, a process that removes material from areas where a rod is least likely to break, and adds material to prevent breakage where it’s more likely to break. Others, like the Orvis Helios and Scott Sector are great in close but not nearly as good at the longer distances. The Helios 2 performance is still there, the pure pleasure of casting a Helios 2 remains, but now there's some serious attitude. Some of them can be found in our 2018-Weight Shootout, but if you don’t see the rod you are curious about, please feel free to give us a call. These strippers and the snake guides are PVD coated in black. The new NRX+ Saltwater blank is dark gray with dark blue wraps, trimmed in lighter blue and silver on the butt. There is no hook keeper. Orvis Helios 3D 9' 8wt Fly Rod - Trident Fly Fishing (890-4, 908-4, 890/4) | eBay! 6. Watch; NEW ORVIS HELIOS 3D 906-4 9' FOOT #6 WEIGHT 4 PC FLY ROD - FREE U.S. With 20 lb. A stack of very high-quality thin diameter cork rings are used like on the other best rods. The meat of our 8-Weight challenge is how these rods perform. A short extension butt is used with a rubber/cork end cap for increased durability. I love the easy to grip rings that lock up well on heavier saltwater fly reels. Robert Upshall says: March 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm. Head rod designer Fred Contaoi reports that they will make a running change to give the SKY G 8-weight more power. On the other hand, the best 8-weight rods must also possess enough butt and mid-section power to throw well at longer distances, or to bring a line screaming, 10-pound bonefish to hand. By now you are familiar with the format of our Shootouts. The … 3D is accuracy with power at distance for pinpoint delivery of larger flies. I found that the Sector performed best at the shorter distances, from 35-60 feet, where you typically fish an 8-weight. line. Very smooth to cast, with nicely formed loops and very good accuracy. Delivery Tue, Jul 21 - Wed, Jul 22. I especially liked the two large uplocking rings that were easy to grip and tighten securely. This was apparent in our 2019 9-foot 5-Weight Shootout, where the NRX+ won in the power rods category. A great performance in close. I could hit 80 feet, but my cast timing had to be right on the money. 4. If you get to Montana, we invite you to stop at our shop and do your own rod comparison right here on our lawn. The cork handle is a full wells, with rubber/cork rings at the top and bottom for better durability. I love the light swing weight and feel of this rod in my hand, and it gave me extremely good feel and accuracy at short distance, equal to the Asquith and NRX+. A flat black anodized double uplocking reel seat is used, with two large locking rings that were very easy to grip and tighten. It is very light in hand but has a huge amount of reserve power coming from a fairly stiff butt and mid-section that allows it to handle the longest distances with ease. The cork handle is a comfortable full wells Rajeff design that is slightly larger ahead of the handle swell. Again, more butt and mid-section power are needed. The SKY G is an attractive rod, finished in flat gray, with black wraps. We value your comments about our Shootouts and this Challenge and invite any questions you might have about them or your tackle needs. Here you’ll find our recommendations in three price ranges: The Ultimate Outfit, Mid Priced Outfit and Best Buy Outfit. Allow additional 3 days for personalization. Two titanium frame stripping guides are used, followed with the excellent nickel/titanium recoil snake guides that will flex but never break. But it isn’t in the same class as the Helios 3F or the Loomis rods. We used the SA Amplitude version again this year, as in the 2018 8-Weight Shootout. It was tough to hit 100 feet, and if there was any wind it was a no-go. SHIPPING. The Helios 3D 908-4 is in its element when the fish are breaking 20 feet further out or the flies are the size of small chickens. There are many new saltwater lines on the market now, but we have yet to find one that beats our long-time favorite, The Scientific Anglers Bonefish Taper. The two-piece Prime uses upgraded Recoil nickel/titanium snake guides, which I would have preferred on the 4-piece rod we tested. Orvis Bamboo Fly fishing Rod -8wt 2/1pc 99 , made 1958 by George Reid D'occasion. Est. It is a flat finish medium gray, with very attractive blue-ish gray wraps. The sliding band is marked with the size designation of the rod, a nice touch. I loved the looks of this rod as well. The deep, dark blue finish is gorgeous in the sunlight. He won’t divulge their secrets so I couldn’t learn more, but these changes allow Douglas to build the new SKY G with less material, resulting in a much lighter and stronger rod than the older standard SKY. There is a famous quote by Wyatt Earp, "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." 498,56 EUR. On the other hand, if you are a novice or an intermediate skilled angler, there is a good chance you might not be able to tell the slight differences between the Asquith and the NRX+. Accepted within 14 days. Buy It Now. And since we published that 8-Weight Shootout, two other very good new rods have piqued our interest – the Scott Sector and the Douglas SKY G. Would any of the new mid-priced rods be able to outscore the Orvis Recon, our 2018 mid-priced winner? Overall, this rod is in great shape and it is ready to hit the water. To make the deflection chart we place the rods at a 45-degree angle and then hang a weight of 6.2 oz from the tiptop. I love the Prime’s light swing weight, second only to the Douglas SKY G. The Prime’s softer tip gave me great feel and very good accuracy in close. The Helios 3F was much lighter in hand at a swing weight of 9.9 oz. Our comments reflect this but besides giving you “performance only” results, we thought it was important to compile our normal overall final results table, which takes into account other important factors such as price and warranty cost. This new line has the S.A. Tropi-Core technology – a stiff coating and stiff core, and their AST plus coating, a slickness additive that aids in shooting (and clearing) line, all perfect for warmer climates. D'occasion. Approximately C $614.60 (including shipping) ORVIS Helios 2 Fly Rod 9' 8wt Tip Flex. Provenance : États-Unis. Smooth casting with nice tight loops, giving me good feel and accuracy but not quite up to the level of either the Asquith or NRX+. No rod could touch the Helios in close and it was easy to give it a perfect score. Accuracy breeds success. Two years ago, the Asquith won our full blown 2018 8-Weight Shootout, replacing the Scott Meridian as the previous 2016 8-Weight winner. The lack of backbone hurts, and makes it hard to achieve the longest distances with any kind of accuracy. Now the Asquith and NRX+ are noticeably better. Orvis Helios 3F 9 foot #8 $898.00. The head of the SA Amplitude tip is textured for the ultimate in flotation, and transitions to a smoother texture for the remainder of the belly and shooting line, allowing the line to shoot like crazy. Our Helios 3 outfits include a Helios 3 rod, Mirage reel, PRO line, backing, and rod tube. At the longest distances the 3F just didn’t have the power to get it done as easily as the Asquith or NRX+. The guide set up starts with two large titanium framed SIC style stripping guides, followed with large diameter hard chrome snake guides and a large tip top. These lines work great for permit and tarpon, but with an 8-weight rod, the Grand Slam or Tropical Punch lines turn over too quickly, and don’t provide the kind of delicacy needed when fishing for flats fish like bonefish, redfish and snook. Punch in any amount of power you want and the rod responds. Rather than do another full blown 8-weight Shootout, we decided to collect these new rods and see how they compare to the top rods in our 2018  8-Weight Shootout. The reel seat is a solid dark gray anodized double uplocking unit, with easy to grip and tighten rings, similar to the ones used on the Asquith. I’m confident that we can come up with the perfect rod or outfit that best suits your needs. Can be personalized with up to 22 characters. Each section is labeled 908, which is handy and makes for easy alignment. When we were test casting all the rods, and watching the loops they formed in the air, it was immediately apparent that the NRX+ loops were smoother than the other rods, with very little apparent oscillation. I just could not punch in the power as I could with the Recon. The Orvis Helios 3F, Scott Sector, and Douglas SKY G all perform with excellence up to 60 feet but lack power when casting at the longest distances of 80-100 feet, or when battling a headwind. The Helios 3F is a fast action rod, and the action is about perfect with its softer tip. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Orvis H2 Helios 2 Tip Flex 8100-4 8wt 10'0" 4 PC Fly Fishing Rod at the best online prices at eBay! This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller. The epoxy coatings are excellent – as good as on the Asquith. … Now the lack of butt and mid-section power is apparent and both the Recon and Aetos in the mid-priced category did a better job. While the recent advancements in graphite construction are not as revolutionary as the initial jump from fiberglass to graphite rods was, there have been significant technological improvements that have greatly advanced graphite rod construction. We decided not to compare all these rods again, except the Orvis Helios 3F, which had previously impressed us. Sign in to check out Check out as guest . We explain how we try to keep things apples to apples by eliminating variables, the set-up of our casting stations at the different distances, and exactly how we compute swing weight. Like the Douglas SKY, this rod is made in Korea. I did spend a day in October with the man who designed the rod and half of what he said was way above my pay grade, but it made for a hell of a story. 7. Whether it's the right drift in the feeding lane, the sightline of a cruising predator, or the right level of the water column, the difference between success and failure is often measured in inches. Throws the whole line easily. Add to cart . We hope you have enjoyed reading the 2020 8-weight Challenge and found it helpful! I liked this rod a lot. The old NRX rods were some of the toughest rods we have ever fished, and tougher to break than rods from other manufacturers. Sign up now to receive special offers and news via email, and save $10 on your next purchase of $50 or more. It’s not the lightest rod and the components are not that great either, but the fast action is just right and gave me pretty good feel and accuracy, especially at the shorter distances. 1. Formalités douanières et suivi international fournis + Frais de livraison estimés (31,66 EUR) Suivi par 12 personnes. The key to this power and smoothness is a utilization of three things: Mega modulus + graphite, GL 8 resin, and a new multi-taper design. All things being equal, cheaper is in this case, may be better, making the NRX+ a very appealing saltwater weapon. Since 1856. The Dual-Zone handle design is Tim Rajeff’s idea. And how does the new re-designed Recon compare to the original Recon? As you will see in the Final Results table and in each tester’s Performance Only chart, the two Loomis rods were head and shoulders above the other rods. of 30 lb. Orvis uses the very best components on the Helios rods, and the rods are finished beautifully. Somewhat like the Helios, there is a 5 ½ inch logo just above the handle with the new larger Orvis logo,  but at least it is in gray rather than white. 3. The 8-weight is an extremely light rod with a swing weight well below any of the other rods. There are no other rods in our Challenge that are as smooth, dampen as quickly, or track as well as the new NRX+ rods. The reel seat is a black anodized uplocking seat with a gray graphite spacer. A short extension butt is used with a wider rubber cork cap that will be comfortable to use when cranking hard on a fish. Orvis Helios 2 9’ 8wt 4 piece fly rod in as close to new as possible. … Once again a Helios was the lightest rod in swing weight, but now there are three other rods that match it – the Asquith, Meridian, and Exocett. Will go nicely with my Clearwater 5wt, Helios 2 8wt and Access 10wt. It is anodized gray, solid aluminum, with two large uplocking rings that are much easier to grab and lock up than the older rings. $699.99. One of the drawbacks to the Asquith is the price of $1200, which is $200-$300 more than the other top rods. For those who don’t like the textured coating, SA also offers an Amplitude “smooth” option for $99.95. Fly Rod-Excellent état sont sur eBay Comparez les prix et les spécificités des produits neufs et d'occasion Pleins d'articles en livraison gratuite! Buyer pays return shipping. I have – and regularly fish – a 9′ 6wt and 9′ 8wt H3D. 2. I found the snake guides on the Helios 3F to be slightly smaller than the ones on the NRX+, especially up near the tip. 12 watchers. Orvis ZG Helios 9' for 8wt line 4 pc fly rod 908-4pc Tip Flex 9.5 | eBay! Ships from United States. There are more euro-nymphing rods on the market today than ever before. We apologize if we have omitted your favorite rod or a rod that you wished to read about. Watch; ORVIS Helios 3F 10' 8 Weight Fly Rod Fast Free Shipping! Personalize Your Orvis … Only a shade less powerful than the Asquith. Everyone here anxiously anticipated seeing what Steve Rajeff would devise to replace the superb Loomis NRX rods, which have been among our favorite rods over the years. The epoxy coating on the guides was excellent. With a quick response time, it still had enough load throughout to power large and heavy streamers, as well as the delicacy required for up-close carp casts, … There is some light blue trim on the butt. This is another great looking rod from Scott, finished in natural graphite gray and only lightly sanded, in typical Scott fashion, so you can still see the tape marks. Shimano developed a special graphite tape called infinity tape, which is wrapped on the mandrel on a 45-degree axis. Definitely better than the Helios 3F, the Sector and SKY G at the longer distances. The coating also adds to the longevity and durability of the line, an important consideration as line prices escalate. They are the most accurate fly rods ever built, but offer remarkable strength and the ability to place a fly where you want it at distance. The guides start with two large Titanium SIC strippers, followed with hard chrome snake guides and an oversize tiptop. Out on the water, one look and you’ll know if that other angler is using an Orvis Helios. We’ll come out with you and offer you some help to fine tune your casting stroke or just help you with the basics. As you can see on our deflection chart, the Sector’s butt and mid-section are softer than all the other 8-weight rods we tested. The other is the expeditor warranty policy that gets you a new rod in just a few days but can cost up to $250. At the outset of the Shootout, we outline our procedures and explain each of our points categories in detail. But as reflected in the Performance scores, it was down on power at the longest distances. For sure, this rod walks away with the title of the best inexpensive 8-weight. Add to cart. 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