There is not another true large arbor, big-game fly-fishing reel out there that carries this drag system performance at a price starting at just $225. It's unheard of until now. The new Hydros® Reel Series features a sealed drag surface that increases total drag surface by model: The larger the reel, the larger the drag surface and the more resistance available to handle larger fish. Using stacked carbon washers, controlled by a positive click adjustment system, the Hydros can be fine-tuned to handle any fish from a trout to a tuna with sustained and infinitely durable drag pressure.
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
Hydros LA I for line weights 1-2; 3.9 oz, 3" diameter.
Hydros LA II for line weights 3-4; 4.3 oz, 3⅓" diameter
Hydros LA III for line weights 5-6; 5.0 oz, 3⅔" diameter
Hydros LA IV for line weights 7-8; 6.9 oz, 3⅞" diameter
Hydros LA V for line weights 9-10; 8.0 oz, 4¼" diameter
Hydros LA VI for line weights 11-12; 8.5 oz, 4½" diameter