Hydros 3D Depth Charge

Target big fish in deep water with our Hydros 3D Depth charge fly line.


Get down fast with this integrated 30' sink head that will deliver your fly quickly into the feeding zone with minimal belly. Excellent for fishing deep in hard-running tides. Braided multifilament core provides performance over a wide range of water temps. In 150 (5/6) in mist/dk grey, 200 (6/7) in yellow/dk grey, 250 (7/8) in orange/dk grey, 300 (8/9) in surf/dk grey, 350 (9/10) in green/dk grey, 450 (11/12) in white/dk grey, 550 (12/13) in red/dk grey. USA. 100'.

1. 3D Technology Microtexture surface reduces surface friction, improves flotation, and eliminates tangling.
2. IS (Integrated Slickness) additive is integrated throughout the PVC layer to provide lubrication for maximum distance, performance and durability.
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 Loops — New sleek and durable welded loops make 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.


Overall: 4.2/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.2 / 5 based on 10 reviews

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8 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 2/5 stars 2/5

    Well shoot... - 3/16/2014
    By: from Reno, NV

    Not sure what to say. It's a great line for about the first ten minutes or so then it just knots up all the time. Every guy in our group that fish's Pyramid with the Hydros has the same issue. Furthermore, what's disconcerting is that the local Orvis store as well as online customer service state they've never heard of the issue...right. According to some of the old timers in the group, the old Hydros line was perfect then Orvis went and mucked it up by releasing a lesser quality yet more expensive Hydros product.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Excellent Fly Line Performance - 2/26/2014
    By: from Ibaragi, JP

    Although I thought that this sink-line was probably heavy feeling at first, it will very much easy to treat if it gets used to casting. This #8 Line also matches my #7 Access Rod. I have been experienced very good fly fishing as Sinking style.

  • 3/5 stars 3/5

    Giant Tarpon will break this line. - 11/8/2013
    By: from houston, texas
    Top 500 Contributor

    I fished this line for giant Tarpon in Costa Rica, and it broke on me three times. I finally switched to another line, even though the replacement line was heavier than I needed. To be fair, Orvis replaced the line after I returned. I chatted online with an Orvis fishing expert, and he could not or would not rate the strength of the depth charge line, arguing that the leader will break before the line will. After I informed him of my experience, he expressed surprise, stating that he had only broken one Orvis line, and he was only aware of three other customers who had broken lines. He seemed reassured by this; I was not. The line has performed well in all other respects, but when other companies rate the strength of their big game lines at 60 and 70 pounds, I think Orvis is making a serious mistake by ignoring this issue.

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    good line - 12/4/2012
    By: from Michigan

    I have both the 250 and 300g. They both work good but the 300g is a little heavy to use on my 8 wt. I use 300 for fast moving rivers, the 250 works great on lakes and ponds gets down but easier to cast from a float tube

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Depth Charge Does it Great - 8/19/2012
    By: from Portland, Maine

    I used the 300 grain on my trip to a lodge in Labrador. It did what it was designed to do get, the fly down to big Lake Trout. All I can say is the manager couldn't believe the big lakers I landed. One was the biggest Laker caught at the lodge with a fly rod since opening. I used another brand last year, Orvis Depth Charge is far superior. Get it it works awesome!

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    Throw your old ones away! - 2/13/2012
    By: from Traverse City, MI

    Unbelievable performance. Fished them for three weeks in Argentina. Shoot great, minimal tangles in running line..just great sink tips

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    big fish getter - 1/16/2012
    By: from colorado and new mexico

    3D Depth Charged used on still water via kick boat, caught big trout. Gets line down fast, streamers stay down where the fish are. Go bold, fish heavy line to catch big ones.

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