Orvis Hydros Fly Reels (Matte Black)Refined, lighter weight large arbor fly reelImproved fully-sealed drag clutch bearingRadiused reel foot for kink-free leader protectionErgonomically improved, easy to use drag knobZero start-up inertiaExcellent retrieval rates and less line coiling
Refinement and improvement are the hallmarks of quality. The new Orvis Hydros Reel is the result of their desire to make something great, even 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. They changed the drag knob to be more ergonomically accessible and comfortable to use. They then further refined the seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. Orvis radiused the reel foot as done on the Mirage for kink-free leader protection. The fully-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 rods, and yet still offers excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling than standard arbor reels. Available in your choice of Matte Black with Silver accents, or Matte Silver with Charcoal accents. Imported.
Hydros I Reel - for line weights 1-3; 4.7 oz, 3.10 inches in diameterHydros II Reel - for line weights 3-5; 5.0 oz, 3.40 inches in diameterHydros III Reel - for line weights 5-7; 5.5 oz, 3.70 inches in diameterHydros IV Reel - for line weights 7-9; 6.6 oz, 4.00 inches in diameterHydros V Reel - for line weights 9-11; 7.7 oz, 4.25 inches in diameter