Orvis Helios 2 Covert Fly Rod

Sleek and stealthy.

When Orvis got a group of guides together to improve its popular Helios 2 fly rod, they didn't really set out to reinvent the wheel—in fact, they stuck to the don't fix what isn't broke mantra that's produced so many classic Orvis fly rods through the years. The Helios 2 Covert Fly Rod has the same power and accuracy of the ever-popular Helios 2, but it now comes in a sleek black finish that is sure to turn some heads whether you're putting on a casting clinic for clients or just rigging your rod at the put-in.

The most noticeable difference between the Helios 2 and Helios 2 Covert is obviously the matte black finish, black guides, and black hardware. At first glance, this change may seem purely superficial, but its design also serves to reduce glare and flash when you're casting the 5wt model to catch skittish trout in a small river or big reds in crystal-clear coastal waters. Apart from the rod's noticeably sleek design, the Helios 2 Covert still maintains the power and precision you'd expect from a Helios 2, along with the same premium flor-grade cork handle, crush-proof snake guides, and titanium snake guides to ensure durability. And like all top-shelf Orvis rods, the Covert is made with pride in Manchester, Vermont.

  • A low-profile version of Orvis' popular Helios 2 fly rod
  • Fast-action design with responsive tip for accuracy
  • Matte black blank with black stripper guides and hardware
  • Premium half-wells cork grip and anodized reel seat
  • Matte black rod tube with gloss black H2 trout artwork
  • Made with pride in Manchester, Vermont
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