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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Orvis Wins Fly Rod & Reel's 2010 Kudu Award

In their December '09/January '10 issue, Fly Rod & Reel magazine announced the winners of their 2010 Kudu Awards. Not surprisingly to those who fish them, the Orvis Helios Rod took the fly rod honors.

The Helios first showed up three years ago and after numerous field trials and evaluations Orvis now offers this rod in a selection of practical and essential freshwater and saltwater versions. The Freshwater rods come in 2 weights up to 7 weights, including switch rods in 5, 6, and 7 weights. The poularity of switch rods that allow you two hand or single hand cast is growing from the steelhead and salmon rivers to the larger trout rivers. The Helios switch rods are just the rod for doing double duty in varying situations.

When Orvis added the Helios Ion they gave the small stream angler the advantages of Helios technology in a package designed for the challenge close quarters provide, where quick loading and pin point accuracy can determine your success. In lengths as short as six feet all the way up to 7'9", these Helios Rods start out weighing less than an ounce. The perfect brook trout rod and also a rod that can handle bigger fish on bigger water.

On the Saltwater side you'll find Helios Rods in 6 through 12 weights. There's an 8 weight switch rod in the line up too. This versatile switch rod is excellent for casting off the beach for striped bass, Atlantic salmon fishing and steelhead on the larger rivers.

Congratulations to Orvis for achieving Fly Rod & Reel's Kudu Award.