Nobody needs an $800 rod for fly fishing. Even for the hardcore angler, that sum would be better spent on a couple of casting lessons or guided trips, to say nothing of college tuitions and 401(k)s.
But the Orvis Helios 2 is a magic wand of sorts, a wisp of carbon-fiber that excels at two things:
-Deftly delivering a glorified piece of pocket lint through 60 yards of wind.
-Making a person forget the definition of “need.” Kyle Stock for Bloomberg.com