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
Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 126 reviews
112 of 126 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beautiful reel -
By: Pomfretian from UK
I have just received this reel and will be using it next month on the Aberdeenshire Dee. First impressions are that it is perfectly balanced and matches my Hardy 14ft rod beautifully. Lets hope I need all the backing I have loaded next month
Hydros - Powerstation -
By: AKC50 from UK
A great looking reel with a drag that would stop a shire horse. I bought this reel to avoid that sinking feeling when you have a decent Salmon on and realise that you only have 50 metres of backing on your the trout reel you used as the river was low and single handed seemed like s good idea.
best quality reel -
By: 007Eamon from Oxfordshire UK
great engineering,perfect presentation and most of all outstanding reliability
Best reel I have ever used -
By: GW1958 from Newcastle upon Tyne England
This reel is the best reel I have ever used. The feel and drag system is first class. Excellent quality and finish and I would recommend anyone who is in the market for new and high end products that there is no need to look any further than Orvis
By: brooktroutfishrmn from Richmond, VA
Bought this reel for Saltwater fishing. Haven't used it yet, but thanks to my local Orvis store its all ready to go. Good Price.
Oh yes! -
Easily the nicest reel I've ever bought. Soooooo smoooooooooth. Those rainbows won't know what's hit them once I've found the rest of my tackle in my garage. Keep up the good work Orvis and please keep those constant stream of emails coming, they really brighten up my day! I used to have spam fritters for school dinner which were delicious but nothing like Orvis spam. Top notch!
Top of the line -
By: dvail12 from Mystic, CT
When fishing larger fish, the drag system on a reel is all important. Both the Mirage and Hydros have smooth drag systems. Fish do unexpected things, it's best if your gear doesn't.
consistant quality performance -
By: PtReyesMick from Pt Reyes Ca
I have been using the Hydros large arbor reels now for about 5 years in salt water fishing, primarily in Belize and the Yucatan and the Sea of Cortez. These reels hold up very well in all conditions. The sealed drag system is a real plus as a wet reel is still as dependable as dry-no changes in lbs/pull at all. From tarpon to bonefish ,permit to sailfish, the performance is consistantley flawless. I will continue to expand my ownership of this product as well as recommend it to others.
Just what I wanted -
By: Ruefdawg from Tulsa, OK
It's just what I wanted. It's lightweight and balances my new Access 8 weight rod perfectly. This is great for bass and striper fishing here at home and tailing redfish on the flats of South Padre Island.
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