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Helios 3F 5-Weight, 8'6" Fly Rods offer enhanced accuracy and feel at mid-range distances. One of the great rods in Orvis history was the Henry's Fork, an 865 that in its day was one of the most popular rods in the lineup, and considered the very best "first" fly rod because of its remarkable versatility. The Helios 3F 865-4 carries on that tradition. Besides being a dry-fly angler's dream rod, it can handle streamers and nymph rigs with ease and it's perfect for panfish and light bass fishing. The refined length is not overwhelming and offers precision control along with 3F's enhanced accuracy with feel. If you're looking for a spectacular all around freshwater rod, look no further. No cast ever thrown is identical to any other cast ever thrown. The variables of caster, rod, and conditions are too great. Helios 3F 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.