First, let me say that I am a huge fan of Orvis. I think they have the best customer service of any company I have had dealings with. I did hire a guide last year that said he had several Helios rods that broke similar to what you are describing. My friend has had a Helios for several years with no issues, but he has not been throwing flies that heavy. I just wanted to pass on the information. As for me, I have 4 older Orvis rods and about 10 reels and I will continue buying from them.
I don't live just to fish, but I want to fish just as long as I live.
Last edited by donwinn; 01-17-2014 at 01:10 PM..