Hydros 3D Bonefish Line

This bonefish textured fly line offers effortless casting and better distance. Made in USA.


The ultimate bonefish textured fly line with innovative microtexture “divots” similar to those on a golf ball to offer better casting, enhanced distance, lower memory, easier pickup, and enhanced durability. Stiff, braided monofilament core offers outstanding performance in hot, humid saltwater environments. Color change shows optimum load length.

1. 3D Technology Microtexture surface reduces surface friction, improves flotation, and eliminates tangling.
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. IS (Integrated Slickness) additive is integrated throughout the PVC layer to provide lubrication for maximum distance, performance and durability.
4. Enhanced Welded Loops — New sleek and durable welded loops make leader attachment quick and easy while holding up to repeated use. Helps to transfer energy more efficiently to the leader allowing better turnover.
5. Saltwater lines have an enhanced rear loop as well for attaching to backing.
6. Revised Taper/Diameters — An innovative weight forward taper combined with slightly larger line diameters produce a line that is ideal at close to medium range, but still capable of delivering at distance. Longer head than traditional weight-forward lines.
7. Core — Braided monofilament core offers outstanding performance in hot, humid saltwater environments.
8. 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 sand/yellow. 105'. Line weights 7-10. Made in USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 13 reviews


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

  • 5/5

    Bonefishing LIne - 4/14/2014

    I have bone fished every year for the last several years and this year I replaced my line with Hydros 3D line. What a great decision! The line is unbelievable and with so few opportunities to fish, I am wondering whether new line is not a bad decision every year I go. No unnecessary loops, straight line and it shoots well. Believe me it makes a difference!

  • 5/5

    Andros test - 5/29/2013
    By: from Andros, Bahamas.

    I took this line with me to the Joulters (north Andros) in the Bahamas for a week of bonefishing. The line casts extremely well but is a bit noisy. The noise is not nearly as bad as the Sharkskin line but still isn't silent. The fish didn't seem to mind, however; I did not cast it during glassy conditions--we always had wind and 70'+ casts! I recommend this line to my fellow anglers.

  • 5/5

    only way to go - 5/28/2013

    fished 200 days in the Caribbean using the 3D and other lines. The 3D rules. shoots much better. Doesn't get sticky over time. Lasts longer.

  • 5/5

    the best fly line - 4/8/2013

    I've used every generation of hyflote and wonderline and this one far exceeds the others. Not only does it shoot better out of the box, but it retains its shootability far better. Put about 100 saltwater days on one last year and never have had a line maintain its properties so well.

  • 4/5

    Light and rough - 2/6/2013
    By: from Tampa, FL

    8WT feels like 7 1/2 WT. OK for sightfishing and long casts. Texture is very rough so it shoots well but you will need a lycra sleeve or gloves to protect the stripping finger. Therefore not great for lots of blind casting or for quick short casts. So- a bonefishing line, lacking versatility for non-bonefishing situations.

  • 4/5

    Nice line - 7/30/2012
    By: from Amarillo, Texas

    Nice line. I like the way it's slick without being too abrasive. I wish it had a little more weight in the front section.

  • 5/5

    Not just for Bone Fish - 6/24/2012
    By: from Chesapeake Bay, Barrier Islands and Coastal

    This is my "go to" floating line for all fishing I do on the Chesapeake Bay. Easy casting, good turnover and no tangles. My fishing clients love this line. I especially like the built in loops on both ends.

  • 5/5

    Wow - 6/3/2012
    By: from Lowcountry, SC

    The performance of this line is stupid it is so good. Yes, it added distance to my cast but what was really impressive is how it performed in the wind. This line sails through the guides with so much speed even cross winds have little efftect on it. The noise going through the guides is much less than with sharkskin. Good balance and just stiff enough to make tight loops easy. This line is worth the money. Great job Orvis.

  • 4/5

    Casts well - 5/13/2012

    I like this line. Used it for a week on Andros. It casts well and seems to have less friction against the guides due to its 3D design. It does make a slightly irritating sound going through the guides...both casting and retrieving...but much less than the SA sharkskin lines. I think I will adjust to the sound just like when switching from mono to braided lines when spin fishing.

  • 5/5

    Smooth casting - 4/29/2012
    By: from Aiea, HI

    Wow! This is a great line, casting is super smooth, feeds through guides effortlessly. Added about 10-15 ft to my casts, even in breezy trade winds. Will definitely be trying the other Hydros lines.

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