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Orvis Hydros Fly Reels

Orvis Hydros Fly Reels

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I (1-3 wt)
IV (7-9 wt)
III (5-7 wt)
V (9-11 wt)
II (3-5 wt)
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The new Orvis Hydros Reel is the result of our own desire to make something great, that much better. We took a best-selling reel and removed unnecessary material to further reduce the weight while stiffening the narrow spool, which minimizes line stacking. We changed the drag knob to be more ergonomically accessible and comfortable to use. We further refined the seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. We radiused the reel foot as on the Mirage for kink-free leader protection. The sealed drag with stacked carbon and stainless steel disc washers is still one of the strongest in the industry, with zero start-up inertia. Matte type II anodized finish, standard large arbor size which balances better with lighter-weight fly rod, and yet still offers excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling than standard arbor reels. Refinement and improvement are the hallmarks of quality. Matte black with silver accents, matte silver with charcoal accents.

Specs:

· Refined, lighter weight large arbor fly reel

· Improved fully-sealed drag clutch bearing

· Radiused reel foot for kink-free leader protection

· Ergonomically improved, easy to use drag knob

· Zero start-up inertia

· Excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling

· Hydros I for line weights 1-3; 4.7 oz, 3.1” in diameter.

· Hydros II for line weights 3-5; 5.0 oz, 3.4” in diameter.

· Hydros III for line weights 5-7; 5.5 oz, 3.7” in diameter.

· Hydros IV for line weights 7-9; 6.6 oz, 4” in diameter.

· Hydros V for line weights 9-11; 7.7 oz, 4.25” in diameter.

Orvis Hydros Fly Reels
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Baily Dent
Baily Dent
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Sep 15, 2022

Great value for the money. Has the technology of the Orvis Mirage reels the only difference is it is not fully sealed. Also has a different mix of aluminum from the more expensive lines. The balance pairs perfectly with the Recon rod, as it was made to pair with it. High preforming smooth drag. Large arbor for faster recovery. Overall, great freshwater reel with a hard working, smooth and reliable drag system.

Kendrick Wilson
Kendrick Wilson
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Sep 15, 2022

The Hydros series is perfect for novice and expert anglers looking to step up performance without breaking the bank. This is a lightweight large arbor reel with a fully sealed clutch bearing drag. Quick line retrieval and has a low start-up inertia which is great for hot fish in the fresh and salt.

Ryan Peters
Ryan Peters
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Sep 15, 2022

All around trout - even and especially when you have to put a good size fish on the reel! Durable, dependable, and a great drag ratio!

Colby Ridge
Colby Ridge
Verified fly fishing expert
Reviewed Sep 15, 2022

The drag control on this reel is world class, allowing for perfect control over any trout, bass or salmon. This reel will basically fight the fish for you. It's great for fish fighting and good looks.

Jacob Arnold
Jacob Arnold
Verified conventional fishing expert
Reviewed Sep 15, 2022

This is an awesome mid range reel. Orvis has a variety of reels in different price categories with different features. If you're looking for a really well built, machined aluminum body, large arbor reel in the 5-7wt range I would highly recommend this. This won't break the bank as much as some of the higher end reels, but will certainly pack a punch in it's performance and has a great value.