|1. 3D Technology Microtexture surface reduces surface friction, improves flotation, and eliminates tangling.|
|2. Hy-Flote Tip Highly specialized Micro-balloonsTM concentrated in the front of the line to produce high floating tips.|
|3. IS (Integrated Slickness) additive is integrated throughout the PVC layer to provide lubrication for maximum distance, performance and durability.|
|4. 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.|
|5. 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.|
|6. Core Braided multifilament core provides excellent performance over a wide range of conditions.|
|7. 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 olive dun. 90'. Line weights 4-6. USA.|
Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 58 reviews
54 of 58 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Fly Line! -
Just got the 3D trout line. Love how easy it is to cast. Seems to be almost no friction at all as it passes through the eyes.
Great service -
By: StanL from Denver
It was very convenient to get a new spool for my reel all loaded with new line and backing. The Chat really helped on the product selection.
All I can say is wow! -
By: Rookhawk from Chicago, IL
Top 50 Contributor
This line is remarkably good, arguably the best I've ever used. The product is the ultra premium product offering from Orvis but it is so good that it should be considered for anyone that cares about line sensitivity.
Cost too much -
By: A111 from Va
This IS a great product but when does the price overshadow the value? I have never used anything but Orvis lines however this last pruchase will be my last. It's everything they claim but at nearly $100 a spool it's just over the top. Farewell, Orvis brand lines
Hugely Better than Sharkskin -
An excellent mid point between traditional fly line and the serrated, knife-like texture of the sharkskin line. Really does perform and does not hurt your hands.
Nice try for first textured line -
By: Fishbaydoc from Richmond, VA USA
I used this fly line for a year before I wrote this, fly fishing in the Mid- Atlantic trout fisheries. It casts further than regular line but quickly starts to sink usually by the middle of the day. It needed re-coating (Rio Line dressing) once a day to keep from sinking. I don't think I got sun screen or bug repellent on it it due to fishing in cold weather initially. I had the same problem with the Hydros 3D 8 wt Bonefish line in the Bahamas last year. I will return this line for the regular Hydros line to see if it will work better. Not sure why the line sinks easily; maybe the pits decrease the surface tension... I'm sure Orvis will stand by their products and get it right eventually.
By: HackandSnag from Lubbock, TX
Well, I thought I had a quality fly line on my reel - this Hydros 3D is outstanding - best line I have ever used! You do get what you pay for. Buy this line without hesitation!
Best fly line -
By: Timbikerdude from Rathdrum, Idaho
I really like this fly line. It floats very well and shoots thru the rod very well. My only caveat would be that it has a welded loop only on the leader end and not the backing end but a minor inconvenience.
Amazing Line -
I think this is the most amazing line I have ever used. It's designed differently from your typical fly lines. (you can read details of the product for more info). All I can say is that it casts so smooth and so accurate. I can shoot the line so far. I wish Orvis designed a salmon/steelhead line with similarities to this line, because it is so awesome. It is a bit more expensive, but totally worth the money. I will use this line until it breaks, which I doubt will happen anytime soon.
Hydros 5 weight -
My casting improved mightily, and I had so much fun on the Madison! Thank you Orvis for making it easier for me to make a longer cast, and bring in the lovely rainbow trout!