Orvis refined their best-selling reel for even better performance.
Features and Benefits:
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 II for line weights 3-5; 5.0 oz, 3.4” in diameter.
The new Orvis Hydros Reel is the result of Orvis's own desire to make something great, that much better. Orvis took a best-selling reel and removed unnecessary material to further reduce the weight while stiffening the narrow spool, which minimizes line stacking. Orvis changed the drag knob to be more ergonomically accessible and comfortable to use. Orvis further refined the seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. Orvis 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.