Hydros Powertaper

Easily load the rod with this slightly heavier weight forward fly line.


Feel your cast and improve your timing and line speed with this weight forward fly line. Built one half-size heavier than our standard trout line to load rods quickly, easily generating high line speeds and helping to turn over bushy terrestrials and big flies easily and accurately.

1. 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.
2. Hy-Flote Tip — Highly specialized Micro-balloonsTM concentrated in the front of the line to produce high floating tips.
3. 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.
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. Core — Braided multifilament core provides excellent performance over a wide range of conditions.
6. 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. 90'. Line weights 4-8. USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 23 reviews


22 of 23 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Orvis=Great - 3/2/2015
    By: from Harrisburg, PA

    Anything you can buy at Orvis is great and this is too

  • 5/5

    Great deal! - 1/24/2015
    By: from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Great line for fast action rods, for long distances on windy days.

  • 5/5

    Pleased with Purchase - 12/30/2014

    Great match with a fast action rod....definitely helps with feeling the rod loading on shorter casts.

  • 5/5

    Great fly line - 12/23/2014
    By: from Minden, NV

    This fly line looks fantastic. Had it spooled on my Orvis reel at the Orvis store. No charge for the spooling, and the backing is provided courtesy of Orvis. You can't beat that!

  • 5/5

    Hydros Power Taper - 12/16/2014
    By: from New England

    I found this line rolled out well and without the hinging or kick associated with some other brands. The line ID tattoo is a real plus in my book. One less thing to deal with when you have multiple lines at the ready. The line has been deployed in cold water conditions and I have had zero issues.

  • 4/5

    By: from Kirkland, WA

    Bought this for my 9'6" 6wt fast action rod. Nice upgrade over my worn generic brand line. Loads nicely and shoots superbly. I also prefer the muted yellow color over common bright green lines. 4 stars only because I cannot comment on long-term use.

  • 5/5

    3rd one - 9/1/2014
    By: from live in wisconsin fish here and western rivers
    Top 500 Contributor

    used them on the original Helios and on my new Helios 2 they make loading the rod a dream. Float well and cast long.

  • 2/5

    disappointed - 4/25/2014

    this line was recommended by my Orvis fly shop to use with my fast action rod.The line casts very well, However the tip does not float. Treating the tip with the recommended floatant did not remedy this problem. i will need to puchase another fly line. I do not recommend this line.

  • 5/5

    Takes MPH off the wind. - 4/18/2014
    By: from Sweet Home, OR
    Top 100 Contributor

    Has helped me with distance and accuracy as I learn to cast well. Wind is not as big a problem for me anymore.

  • 5/5

    Great Value and Performance - 3/20/2014
    By: from Loysville, PA

    The slick surface and "Power Taper" allow longer casts with precise placement requiring less power from the rod. Great choice of line for beginner to seasoned fishers. You will not be disappointed.

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