Re: Orvis Helios 9 wt
Posted by Greg Mau on 2011-08-29 16:34:05
in reply to Re: Orvis Helios 9 wt posted by joel n rosenthal on 2011-08-29 07:27:28
A Helios mated with an NV 8/9 sounds like a dream combo. I just haven't been able to convince myself to pull the trigger on an NV yet. You had me worried with your story about capsizing because I KNOW what can happen out there... but I was even MORE worried when you suggested that Orvis might be discontinuing the Helios (just kidding). Fortunately, their online store still shows them available. A late great fly angler friend of mine one said... "If you like something, buy two... because you can be sure that it will be discontinued.".
Sounds like it's time for you to invest in one of those non-sinkable ocean kayaks and then take some lessons on how to get back in after falling out... a skill better learned in an controlled environment vs. on the fly.