Refined, improved version of the best-selling Hydros SL Fly Reel
The Orvis Hydros Reel was great and now it's designed even better by reducing the weight and stiffening the narrow spool, which minimizes line stacking. Orvis changed the drag knob to be more ergonomically accessible and comfortable to use. They also further refined the seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. The reel foot is now radiused as on the Mirage for kink-free leader protection.
The fully sealed drag with stacked carbon and stainless steel disc washers continues to be one of the strongest in the industry, with zero start-up inertia. Matte type II anodized finish, standard large arbor size which balances better with lighter-weight fly rod, and yet still offers excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling than standard arbor reels. Refinement and improvement are the hallmarks of quality. Choose from Matte Black with Silver accents or Matte Silver with Charcoal accents. Now available in Matte Green. Imported.
• Refined, lighter weight large arbor fly reel
• Improved fully-sealed drag clutch bearing
• Radiused reel foot for kink-free leader protection
• Ergonomically improved, easy to use drag knob
• Zero start-up inertia
• Excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling
Hydros I for line weights 1-3; 4.7 oz, 3.1” in diameter
Hydros II for line weights 3-5; 5.0 oz, 3.4” in diameter
Hydros III for line weights 5-7; 5.5 oz, 3.7” in diameter
Hydros IV for line weights 7-9; 6.6 oz, 4” in diameter
Hydros V for line weights 9-11; 7.7 oz, 4.25” in diameter
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Orvis Hydros Reel
This is an excellent reel, quality made, great machining of components, very smooth drag system. Found it balances my 10' - 8" Euro nymph rod perfectly.
I love these reels!
The Orvis Hydros reels some of my favorite reels for the money. I prefer large arbor narrow spools and these deliver. The drag has never let me down.
Solid dependable reel
I own a few Orvis Hydros reels, this was the first one with the silver finish. Balances well on my 5 oz 9 foot 8 weight and the silver matte finish is perfect. The included reel pouch is well-made and the drag knob has a good feel to it. I can adjust mid-fight easily and it's enough to stop great lakes salmon. Great value for the price.
Staff very helpful , always my first stop when looking for fishing equipment. Haven’t been able to use the reel yet but looking for a new rod to go with it.
The Hydros reel balances my Sage Foundation rod very well. The fit and finish are great, and the drag is smoother and strong.
Excellent price-quality ratio
One of my favorites ratio price-quality reels. also, modern desing and excellent quality materials.