Hydros Powertaper

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

Details

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.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 19 reviews

5-star:
16
4-star:
2
3-star:
0
2-star:
1
1-star:
0

18 of 19 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 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

    11/20/2014
    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 1000 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
    By:

    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.

  • 4/5

    Much better than the competitors! - 8/10/2013
    By: from Central NJ

    Had previously been using a 4 Weight DT from a competitor for small stream trout. I bought the hydros in 5 weight to overline my 4 weight rod for bass on hot summer days. What a difference in the hydros! Incredibly smooth action which loads very easily and great for punching out big flies and poppers. Money well spent.

  • 5/5

    Power Taper on a fast rod - 7/29/2013
    By: from Nebraska

    I was using a regular line on a competitor's rod and was ready to sell the entire package. This was a very fast rod and I was have a tough time feeling it load. I put on the Hydros Power Taper and it's like buying a whole new rod! I can't recommend this line enough for fast action rods!

  • 5/5

    Great line - 4/6/2013
    By: from San Francisco

    Very slick easy casting line. Shoots through the guides. I ordered this line spooled on to an Access reel in 6wt and it really casts easily.

  • 5/5

    This is my go to line. - 2/21/2013
    By: from San Diego, CA
    Top 500 Contributor

    You can cast heavy flies a mile with this line. There is also no doubt when this line loads the rod. This is my number one bass line.

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