Hydros Salmon/Steelhead

Achieve better and longer drag free drifts with our Salmon and Steelhead long-belly fly line.


Designed to handle the unique demands of salmon and steelhead fishing. Super-long belly fly line body and rear taper (57' in an 8-wt.) provide a perfect platform for easy long-distance mending, roll casting, and single-hand Spey casting. Braided multifilament core will stay supple in cold, late-season conditions. Compact front taper will turn over bigger flies.

1. New and Improved Wonderline Coating — Our latest generation of Wonderline coating is 20% slicker than the previous generation, resulting in the slickest fly lines on the market. Casts farther with less effort, produces higher line speeds to cut through the wind and improve accuracy, repels dirt and grime, picks up off the water easier, improves floatation, and reduces tangles. An Orvis exclusive, patented process applied at our facility in Manchester, VT.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Core — Braided multifilament core provides excellent performance over a wide range of conditions.
5. 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 light olive. 105'. Line weights 7-10. Made in USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 13 reviews


12 of 13 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5

    Strange coating - 11/13/2014
    By: from Netherlands

    I am not sure what is going on with this fly line.. The coating / surface seems to rub against the guides of the rod... Double hauling this line felt strange and shooting it is not going that well.. Once on the water it is a wonderful line.

  • 4/5

    Nice single hand steelhead line - 9/10/2014
    By: from Portland, OR

    This is my second line of the same. The first one was beginning to tear at the loop end of the line, which is why I gave it 4 stars. I was surprised how quickly it was starting to break, but it could have been my fault from abuse too. Nonetheless it's a great line, really good for casting larger floating line steelhead flies in the summer months. Double haul casts work really well, and even some spey style casts suit this line. Overall it's a great casting line. Just wish the loop ends were a little beefier. I have this on a 10' 7 weight Hydros rod, a great pair whether long or short casts are needed.

  • 5/5

    Great Product - 8/26/2014

    This line is great for nymphing for salmon/steelhead. Love it

  • 5/5

    Grat For Atlantic Salmon - 5/10/2014
    By: from Bathurst, NB Canada

    This 8Wt line is awesome for Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Canada! works well on our cold spring rivers and once they warm up a bit, it is still my go to floating line.

  • 5/5

    excellent quality - 1/15/2014
    By: from isle lamotte

    very smooth , well applied to real and very flexible.

  • 4/5

    used once - 3/28/2013
    By: from Oregon

    I have yet to test the mettle of this product on a large fish. But feels great casting.

  • 5/5

    Great for Sockeye - 2/15/2013

    Used an 8W for red flipping on the Kenai last year. Only line in 5 years to last the whole trip. 100+ hookups and only signs of stress are small cuts in the loop coating from the leader. Bought another as a backup for this year. We'll see if it'll make it through a second season!

  • 5/5

    Awesome control - 1/5/2013

    I recently purchased this line for Great Lakes steelhead. It has proven itself in all conditions from weather below zero. This line loads the rod perfectly and I can perform casts from a basic cast all the way to single-hand Spey casts. Great all around fly line. Thanks Orvis and keep up the good work!

  • 4/5

    Good - 12/28/2012
    By: from Tokyo, JAPAN

    The fly line of ORVIS is not readily available in Japan. I used a fly line of ORVIS for the first time, and it was an excellent fly line.

  • 5/5

    Great Line - 12/15/2012
    By: from Monroe, NY

    Purchased the Hydros flyline and worked great for Salmon and Steelhead. Stays soft in cold weather

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