Hydros Trout Lines

Hydros trout fly lines deliver maximum versatility and performance.


The most versatile weight-forward trout taper we offer, now in the new Hydros configuration. This fly line incorporates five new technological advances including:
1. Hy-Flote Tip — Highly specialized Micro-balloonsTM concentrated in the front of the line to produce high floating tips.
2. 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.
3. New and Improved Wonderline Coating — Our latest generation of Wonderline coating is 20% slicker than the previous generation, resulting in the slickest fly lines on the market. Casts farther with less effort, produces higher line speeds to cut through the wind and improve accuracy, repels dirt and grime, picks up off the water easier, improves floatation, and reduces tangles. An Orvis exclusive, patented process applied at our facility in Manchester, VT.
4. 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.
5. Revised Taper/Diameters — An innovative weight forward taper combined with slightly larger line diameters produce a line that is ideal at close to medium range, but still capable of delivering at distance. Longer head than traditional weight-forward lines.
6. Core — Braided multifilament core provides excellent performance over a wide range of conditions.
7. 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 yellow, olive dun. 90'. Line weights 3-8. USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 35 reviews


29 of 35 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Bright, Light and Right - 8/29/2014

    The yellow Hydros line is really bright. It's easy and a pleasure to see on the water. It casts well and floats well. An excellent fly line!

  • 5/5

    Great Line - 8/13/2014
    By: from Farmington, Ct.

    I had a old glass rod I bought when I was a kid and wanted to put new line on. The salesman at the Avon Ct. store recommended this to me. Have to say it casts perfectly. Love the way it feels. Another fine product from Orvis.

  • 5/5

    Good Line! - 8/10/2014

    This line is awesome, great action! The welded loop makes changing leaders a breeze.

  • 5/5

    Best floating line out there! - 8/7/2014
    By: from FLAGSTAFF
    Top 500 Contributor

    I would give this floating double taper line a 6 star rating if I could just because how slick it is!!! I believe this is the best floating line out there at this time. Performs well all day, mends better than any line ever made and is at a great price. The line shoots well through the guides and actually can cast further than you want at times. Great engineering, value and quality.

  • 4/5


  • 2/5

    Not Impressed - 7/14/2014

    I've fished this line for over a month now and I'm not impressed. The tip doesn't float very well and it has a sticky feel to it. I clean and dress it regularly but that only works for a little while.

  • 5/5

    Excellent - 6/14/2014
    By: from South Deerfield, MA
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I put this on my TFO 5 wt with an encounter reel and I feel like I purchased a new rod. This line is super slick, casts extremely well. I am very impressed with the new Orvis Hydros line. Superior to previous generations.

  • 5/5

    Flies Through the Guides - 6/12/2014
    By: from New York State, Vermont, NJ, Penn Trout Rivers

    Best float line available for casting distance, durability and ease.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    slickest line ever - 5/5/2014
    By: from Islesboro, ME

    Orvis cleaned and lubed my old Hardy Lightweight.....it 's like having a new 50 year old reel. Love it. Installing backing and a new Hydros line were the perfect complement. Thanks for still being a fishing tackle source. Been shopping with Orvis for forty years and I hope will for another 40.

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