Hydros 3D Switch Line

Experience superior performance with this versatile switch fly line.


We've added our 3D microtexture to a great performing switch fly line designed for our Helios Switch rods. This will give the caster the ability to cast overhand, single or double hand, and perform a variety of Spey casts. Built around an Orvis-exclusive taper, this fly line features a 34' head with a moderate length front taper and a compact back taper. Color change along the entire back taper to aid the angler in determining the "sweet spot" for a particular cast. In light yellow/salmon.
Sizes: 5(300 grains), 6(340 grains), 7(380 grains), 8(420 grains), 9(520 grains), 10(580 grains). Length 125'.

1. Orvis Line ID — Quickly and easily identify your line, no more guessing. All of our lines will be printed with the taper, weight, and functionality.
2. IS (Integrated Slickness) additive is integrated throughout the PVC layer to provide lubrication for maximum distance, performance and durability.
3. Enhanced Welded Loop — New sleek and durable welded loop makes leader attachment quick and easy while holding up to repeated use. Helps to transfer energy more efficiently to the leader allowing better turnover.
4. Core — Braided multifilament core provides excellent performance over a wide range of conditions.
5. Environmentally Responsible Packaging — Our new paper pulp spool, made from recycled cardboard and kraft paper, is 100% compostable and further enhances our commitment to protect our natural resources.
In dark green. Line weights 5-8. Length 90'. USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 18 reviews


18 of 18 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Needs a stretch - 7/23/2015
    By: from Essex

    I have several of these lines in smaller weights, and very pleased with them, but with this 9W it is the only one that needed a stretch otherwise it coils on the water. Other than that it casts well once having had a good stretch.

  • 4/5

    Hydros 3d Switch - 7/12/2015
    By: from Lincolnshire UK

    A nice line, goes down nice and gently and colour change useful in the day for loading the rod properly. Easy to cast and good turn over. My only hesitation in giving this 5 stars was that it was quite a noisy line through the rod rings which may have been amplified by fishing at night, but it was a bit off putting in the quiet, and dark,if I could hear it could the fish? Fanciful thoughts from sleep deprivation perhaps!

  • 5/5

    hydros switch - 1/29/2015
    By: from meath ireland

    Line works great on my helios switch 5wt overhead or underhand no problem delicate in close and distance is a breeze.

  • 5/5

    Update to prior review - 12/24/2014
    By: from West Palm Beach, Florida

    I moved the line from a Sage 1880, which is 7-9, to a Lamson Konic II 4, which is 9/10, and now it fills the spool without rubbing on the reel frame when the line is fully reeled in. Problem solved. Nice line; just remember to make sure that the reel is a size or two larger than the line.

  • 5/5

    Nice line - 12/23/2014
    By: from West Palm Beach, Florida

    The line casts very well, but the front taper is very thick and fills up the reel. It is not a problem when the line is out, but when you reel it all in, if it piles up a little too much to one side it can rub against the reel frame. I have it on a Sage 1880 but may have to switch to a reel with a larger diameter. It would probably be best to put this line on a reel for one to two line sizes larger.

  • 5/5

    Switch rod fly line - 12/23/2014
    By: from norfolk uk

    Purchased Hydros3d Switch line 5* also 7* weight, both shoot well and are stable in flight with a pleasant zing through the helios rod rings. Good lines

  • 5/5

    best overhead line ever - 12/15/2014
    By: from indiana

    perfect line for beach fishing for stripers and lake michigan shore steelhead.cast like a dream, easy pick up and shoots 100 ft plus with ease!

  • 5/5

    Awesome line - 11/21/2014

    This was my first experience with a switch rod. I bought the Orvis Access Switch 5 Weight & paired it with the Hydros 3D Switch line. I couldn't be happier. I did my homework with comparisons and reviews, and after casting it reaffirmed what we all know to be true: you get what you pay for and this line is worth every last cent!

  • 5/5

    For Long OH Casts - 10/19/2014
    By: from Gig Harbor, WA
    Top 50 Contributor

    I use this with my H2 7-weight switch from the beach. Use it primarily for overhead casts and roll casts. It's an amazing line that casts easily. Its texture is a bit rougher than others but that may help reduce friction with the guides. I do like the colors. The head is easy to see on cloudy days or in twilight and the color break between head and running line makes it easy to find the right overhand point. Well done again, Orvis.

  • 5/5


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