HYDROS I-II have a two carbon washer drag system HYDROS III-V have a four carbon washer drag system HYDROS VI has a six carbon washer drag system (definitely the strongest drag system in its class) Multiplies retrieval rates Eliminates line coil New Mirage-style handle In gold, black, titanium
Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 134 reviews
119 of 134 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Awesome upgrade -
By: jms1964 from Salem, MA
Stepped up to a new reel for my 9wt saltwater outfit and I couldn't be happier. Holds plenty of line and the balance feels great. Good deal on an extra spool to boot!
great reel and service -
By: jude37 from australia
this is a great reel very happy with it great postage service to very quick thanks very much.
By: Yftuna from San Diego
It not only works very well it looks and feels like a more expensive reel
best value -
By: vtlyfisher from Burlington, VT
Hydros reels go toe to toe with best in class reels for nearly all performance metrics and at half the cost or even better. Only gave 4stars due to some cosemetic and subtle quality issues - delt with swiftly by Orvis. Already planning to add at least one more to my collection.
Goes well with my rod -
By: BilloftheAllan from Scotland
Bought to use with an older rod , an OrvisTrident TLS mid flex ( which suits me fine). Rod reel balance is just right. Drag been tested on wee daft trout, nice smooth action at a light setting Quality of the product is very good, service from the people first class.
Best Fly Reel in my Arsenal -
By: RamblinRick from North Carolina
I purchased a Hydros LA II and have used it on my 5 and 3 weight Orvis rods. The reel is smooth, and the drag system increased my catches when using 6X tippet with large trout. I liked the Hydros so much that I have added the IV and V to my arsenal with a variety of weighted lines for various conditions, including Saltwater fishing. Great job Orvis.
quality product -
Quality product along with quality customer service, what else can you state !!
Beautiful reel -
By: Pomfretian from UK
I have just received this reel and will be using it next month on the Aberdeenshire Dee. First impressions are that it is perfectly balanced and matches my Hardy 14ft rod beautifully. Lets hope I need all the backing I have loaded next month
Hydros - Powerstation -
By: AKC50 from UK
A great looking reel with a drag that would stop a shire horse. I bought this reel to avoid that sinking feeling when you have a decent Salmon on and realise that you only have 50 metres of backing on your the trout reel you used as the river was low and single handed seemed like s good idea.
best quality reel -
By: 007Eamon from Oxfordshire UK
great engineering,perfect presentation and most of all outstanding reliability
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