HYDROS I-II have a two carbon washer drag system HYDROS III-V have a four carbon washer drag system HYDROS VI has a six carbon washer drag system (definitely the strongest drag system in its class) Multiplies retrieval rates Eliminates line coil New Mirage-style handle In gold, black, titanium
Note: This reel has undergone a running change; we modified the design in 2013 to minimize the issue of running line slipping through the line guard / spool interface. A reel with exceptionally tight tolerance is prone to rubbing under pressure. A slightly larger tolerance, as intended in the Hydros Large Arbor, allows for more operational clearance, but does allow running lines smaller than 0.029" to potentially slip through. For those using running lines less than 0.029" in diameter, please take this into consideration.
Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 145 reviews
129 of 145 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: CaptainHal from Port St Joe FL
Great reel. Bought it for customer reels for Reds and Drum. Drag holds like a dream. Highly recommended!!!
Best choice -
By: KimCS from Seoul, KR
Best reel at my choice. Really beauty style and smooth drag..
Feeling so good -
By: KimCS from Seoul, KR
How light weight, smooth drag and fine design... already, i recommended to my friend this reel. so nice.
Hydros V -
By: Alan57 from Norway
Bought a Hydros V reel for salmon fishing in Norway. When spey casting, the running line gets caught between the reel handle and the spool because the washer where the handle joins the spool is smaller than the diameter of the handle at its base. This could easily be fixed by making the washer the same size as the handle's diameter.
great drag -
By: anthonyburzachiello1 from new jersey
what a great reel for the price. pulled in 2 nice strippers the first time using it and the drag was great. very happy with this reel. looks great too...
Always a great product. Will be using it soon. -
By: TWoodfield from Melbourne Florida
I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but will be going from Florida to New York to do some trout fishing and I'm excited to use this reel.
Really good reel -
Best reel at a good price. Really smoth drag and performance.
Very Nice Reel -
By: flymax from Northern New York
Top 50 Contributor
This is a very functional smooth running reel that also looks great. I have various sizes up to a Hydros IV and they are all well built with a nice easy to use smooth drag.
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