The Orvis H2 Covert is a new variation of the award-winning Helios 2 series — a Gear Institute Best in Class winner from a couple years back. The Covert employs new hardware and a matte-black finish to help mask any chance of flash or glare when stalking wary fish.
Think big flies on big water. We found the Scott S4 felt most at home fishing wide rivers from a drift boat or while wading, tossing big dry flies to rising trout, or dragging big, weighted nymphs through the depths for bottom-feeding fish. It’s less ideal when going delicate with small dries or tiny nymphs.
One of the most accurate lightweight rods we’ve used. The Sage One 590-4 is especially well-suited to casting dry flies in challenging conditions, since the accuracy and power allow you to place small flies delicately on target.
The Helios 2 is the lightest fast action rod we’ve found, but it gives up nothing in performance, coming in first or second in our tests on distance, accuracy and versatility (though it’s also the most expensive rod we tested)