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Old 07-25-2006, 05:50 PM
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Don't forget the Helix!

I have Helix 9wt and Horizon II 8wt. They are both amazing rods with slightly different characters. The Helix is more forgiving to errors in casting strokes, etc than the Horizon, I think. Yet, it has just about all the butt power I need on a 9wt saltwater stick. It handles wind quite well also. To me, it seems a bit easier to cast with a wider loop with the Helix when I have to use heavily weighted flies on a floating line. The Horizon doesn't seem to do so well if I intentionally widen the loop. Don't get me wrong. I love the Horizon also and choose it over the Helix more than half of the time. But if I had to choose just one rod to do all of my saltwater fishing, from chasing bones on the flats to dredging a 30ft sinktip in deeper water, I would go with the Helix 9wt. Anyone else here uses the Helix?

Just another great rod for you to consider.
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