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 139 reviews
124 of 139 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
great drag -
By: anthonyburzachiello1 from new jersey
what a great reel for the price. pulled in 2 nice strippers the first time using it and the drag was great. very happy with this reel. looks great too...
Always a great product. Will be using it soon. -
By: TWoodfield from Melbourne Florida
I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but will be going from Florida to New York to do some trout fishing and I'm excited to use this reel.
Really good reel -
Best reel at a good price. Really smoth drag and performance.
Very Nice Reel -
By: flymax from Northern New York
Top 50 Contributor
This is a very functional smooth running reel that also looks great. I have various sizes up to a Hydros IV and they are all well built with a nice easy to use smooth drag.
Always wanted a hydros reel -
By: Ridgeline13 from Western ny
I have always used just a fly reel .I will never regret buying a hydros fly reel because the first time I fished with the hydros . I have a winner.
Large arbor -
I purchased two of the largest arbor reels for salt water fly fishing. The first reel broke down after a small tuna (~8Ibs) made a run. The pin in plastic and spring collapsed and the break/drag never recovered either. The second reel broke down in almost the same way. While fighting a small mahi-mahi (~9Ibs) the break/drag completly jammed and now the break/drag isn't working any longer. Frustrating to loose fish in this way. Have switched over to other reels. Both these reels have retired and did not cope even with light salt water fly fishing for small tuna and mahi-mahi. Dissapointing
Awesome upgrade -
By: jms1964 from Salem, MA
Stepped up to a new reel for my 9wt saltwater outfit and I couldn't be happier. Holds plenty of line and the balance feels great. Good deal on an extra spool to boot!
great reel and service -
By: jude37 from australia
this is a great reel very happy with it great postage service to very quick thanks very much.
By: Yftuna from San Diego
It not only works very well it looks and feels like a more expensive reel
best value -
By: vtlyfisher from Burlington, VT
Hydros reels go toe to toe with best in class reels for nearly all performance metrics and at half the cost or even better. Only gave 4stars due to some cosemetic and subtle quality issues - delt with swiftly by Orvis. Already planning to add at least one more to my collection.
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