Refined, improved version of the best-selling Hydros SL Fly Reel
The Orvis Hydros Reel was great and now it's designed even better by reducing the weight and stiffening the narrow spool, which minimizes line stacking. Orvis changed the drag knob to be more ergonomically accessible and comfortable to use. They also further refined the seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. The reel foot is now radiused as on the Mirage for kink-free leader protection.
The fully sealed drag with stacked carbon and stainless steel disc washers continues to be 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. Choose from Matte Black with Silver accents or Matte Silver with Charcoal accents. Now available in Matte Green. Imported.