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 138 reviews
123 of 138 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Very Nice Reel -
By: flymax from Northern New York
Top 50 Contributor
This is a very functional smooth running reel that also looks great. I have various sizes up to a Hydros IV and they are all well built with a nice easy to use smooth drag.
Always wanted a hydros reel -
By: Ridgeline13 from Western ny
I have always used just a fly reel .I will never regret buying a hydros fly reel because the first time I fished with the hydros . I have a winner.
Large arbor -
I purchased two of the largest arbor reels for salt water fly fishing. The first reel broke down after a small tuna (~8Ibs) made a run. The pin in plastic and spring collapsed and the break/drag never recovered either. The second reel broke down in almost the same way. While fighting a small mahi-mahi (~9Ibs) the break/drag completly jammed and now the break/drag isn't working any longer. Frustrating to loose fish in this way. Have switched over to other reels. Both these reels have retired and did not cope even with light salt water fly fishing for small tuna and mahi-mahi. Dissapointing
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 !!
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