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Orvis Helios 3 review

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Orvis Helios 3 review Reply with quote

The H3 was released under the headline the most accurate rod to date. Since dampening tip vibration for straight tracking has been an ongoing progression in rods, and accuracy is ultimately in the hands of the caster, we needed to test the H3 in one of the most accuracy dependent fisheries on the planet to see what the hype was about and what the H3 is really capable of.

Video review: Orvis Helios 3 Review: On the Water Biscayne Bay

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A snip at $800 plus.
My budget only just runs to a clearwater.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I can see sales of masking tape & white dupli-colour going through the roof.....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a cast or two with an 8wt Helios 3 at the Chatsworth Game Fair and the word that springs to mind is 'Beast'!

With the exception perhaps of sea / pike fishing I can't imagine a U.K. environment where I'd use the 8wt but I'd imagine that if you wanted to hurl clousers, crabs and other 'exotics' at exotic fish in exotic locations then it could well be 'what the doctor ordered'.

I would, however, be interested to have a go with a Helios 3 in a 9ft, 5wt configuration to see how it compares with others in the price range and whether it's a fishing rod or a casting stick.

The graphics, the extensive white 'sticker' will probably not find many fans in the U.K. Market . . . be warned, if you wear photochromic glasses they will darken when you pick up the rod but if you're going to use it on a tropical flat, masked like a bank robber, I doubt it'll be anything of a concern. 👍
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody needs to explain to me sometime the difference between a review and an advertisement.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A review is when some one is on an all expense paid trip to review the object that they are then given at the end of a trip.
An advert is when some one is paid to promote a product in a completly positive way.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice that the poster of the original post, has only 4 listing's, so far....one wonders what connection, if any, are between the 2 ?
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