Orvis H3D Blackout 8'5" 8wt 4pc Fly Rod
The Line-Speed Titan Designed for Unreal, Quick-Turn, One-Shot Accuracy
Darren's thoughts on the H3D Blackout 8'5" 8-wt:
My first comment on the rod is that it is by far the best short 8wt I’ve ever had in my hands. It is exceptionally light weight (feels like a 6 or 7wt) and it is ridiculously easy to cast. The loops are effortless and tight, and it is just so damn accurate.
I’ve ordered one of these for myself, as I believe that the Blackout will be the Ultimate Barra and Cod rod. It is that quick and easy to cast, it will also excel as a Bonefish rod despite its shorter length.
This rod thinks quicker—obsessively designed to overcome instantaneous directional changes that would normally require three, four, and five false casts to correct. That’s the philosophy behind this 8'5" surgical 8-wt. The result is a high-concept boat rod designed specifically for the quick-turn, one-shot accuracy required to stay ahead of fast-moving bonefish, reds, permit, or even pike. While this rod has the power of an 8-wt., it feels more like a 7-wt., with a slightly shorter length perfect for fine-tuning your loops and driving flies under heavy cover. It’s a line-speed titan in salt or fresh.
Made in Vermont USA.
- Helios 3D 8' 5" 8-wt.
- Black blank
- Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum in midnight black w/ matte midnight carbon insert
- Black accent wrap
- Black/black main wraps
- REC recoil snake guides
- SiC/titanium stripping guides
- Aluminum rod tube