Accurate at nearly any distance.
The Helios 3 is a tale of two rods. The 3D (D=Distance) casts a line very, very far. It is a rod for distance dry fly fishing, streamer fishing, and/or anything that requires a sinking line. The 3F is an incredible loop-forming machine that was an immediate favorite of us at the shop. If I had to pick one rod for sitting in the front of a riverboat at any time of year in any condition, it would be the 5-weight 3F. You truly can't appreciate the accuracy of this rod until you're on the river fishing it. Accurate at nearly any distance. We love this rod. Currently available in 5,6 and 8 weight. $849-$898.