From Orvis -
"No cast ever thrown is identical to any other cast ever thrown. The variables of caster, rod, and conditions are too great. Helios 3D was designed to significantly reduce the variables at the point of release, focusing the energy of the cast to the intended target. No matter what happens behind you, the energy of the forward cast is crisply released through a tight window created by the most significant reduction in horizontal and vertical tip frequency ever conceived. It is a rifle in a world of muskets and it autocorrects the variables of the cast to the target with incomparable precision."
When you need power, but still want feel, the Helios 3D is a great choice. The 9' 5-weight is a great rod for dry flies, nymph rigs, and even smaller streamers. The 9' 6-weight is perfect for larger dry flies such as grasshoppers and stoneflies. It has the muscle to power through the constant wind! The 9' 7-weight is the perfect streamer rod (or for chasing other, more toothy critters).
Made in the USA. All rods are 4-piece and come with a hard travel rod tube.