New Orvis Helios 3 is out.


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Can someone comment regarding the new Orvis Helios 3 vs. the old Orvis Graphite? Would a Burkheimer SH rod serve me better?
I have transitioned to Skagit, but my back-up rod is an old 10’ Orvis graphite 10 wt. salmon rod purchased in 1976. Repaired several times by Orvis due to my carelessness & Chinook encounters. When back casting room permits, I still very much enjoy the performance of this single handed rod with a shooting head, mono and large weighted flies for getting down in fast flowing SW Washington & OP rivers yearly pilgrimages. I fish the LA delta when not chasing sea runs.

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