The Orvis Helios 2 fly rod was first introduced in 2012 as a replacement for the original Orvis Helios fly rod, which was highly regarded by anglers for its high performance and light weight. The Orvis Helios 2 was designed to be an even more advanced and highly performing rod, with improvements in strength, sensitivity, and accuracy.
The Orvis Helios 2 fly rod was designed using proprietary materials and construction techniques, including a new resin system, a unique blank construction process, and a new taper design. The result was a rod that was lighter, stronger, and more sensitive than its predecessor, with improved casting accuracy and line control. The Orvis Helios 2 fly rod received positive reviews from anglers and fishing media and quickly became one of the most highly regarded fly rods on the market.