We've refined our best-selling Orvis Hydros Reels for even better performance.

4.4 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: Fly Reel
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$198   -  $279
Item #2ZA0
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has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Refined, lighter weight large arbor fly reel
  • Improved fully-sealed drag clutch bearing
  • Radiused reel foot for kink-free leader protection
  • Ergonomically improved, easy to use drag knob
  • Zero start-up inertia
  • Excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling
  • Hydros I for line weights 1-3; 4.7 oz, 3.1” in diameter.
  • Hydros II for line weights 3-5; 5.0 oz, 3.4” in diameter.
  • Hydros III for line weights 5-7; 5.5 oz, 3.7” in diameter.
  • Hydros IV for line weights 7-9; 6.6 oz, 4” in diameter.
  • Hydros V for line weights 9-11; 7.7 oz, 4.25” in diameter.

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Learn more about the drag operation, how to convert to right-hand retrieve, and routine maintenance by downloading your reel manual.

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Reel Repair & Cleaning

Your reel is unconditionally guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. Damaged reels can be repaired on an individual basis and we also offer reel cleaning and conditioning.

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Select size
color: Select color

Reel Mounting

Please choose right (RH) or left (LH) retrieve. Please allow 1-2 additional days for reel mounting.
FREE
$98   -  $139
Item #2Z4C
Great Catch Guarantee insignia

100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

  • Refined, lighter weight large arbor fly reel
  • Improved fully-sealed drag clutch bearing
  • Radiused reel foot for kink-free leader protection
  • Ergonomically improved, easy to use drag knob
  • Zero start-up inertia
  • Excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling
  • Hydros I for line weights 1-3; 4.7 oz, 3.1” in diameter.
  • Hydros II for line weights 3-5; 5.0 oz, 3.4” in diameter.
  • Hydros III for line weights 5-7; 5.5 oz, 3.7” in diameter.
  • Hydros IV for line weights 7-9; 6.6 oz, 4” in diameter.
  • Hydros V for line weights 9-11; 7.7 oz, 4.25” in diameter.

Download Your Reel Manual

Learn more about the drag operation, how to convert to right-hand retrieve, and routine maintenance by downloading your reel manual.

Reel Manuals


Reel Repair & Cleaning

Your reel is unconditionally guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. Damaged reels can be repaired on an individual basis and we also offer reel cleaning and conditioning.

Learn More

The Story

The new Orvis Hydros Reel is the result of our own desire to make something great, that much better. We took a best-selling reel and removed unnecessary material to further reduce the weight while stiffening the narrow spool, which minimizes line stacking. We changed the drag knob to be more ergonomically accessible and comfortable to use. We further refined the seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. We radiused the reel foot as 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 rod, and yet still offers excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling than standard arbor reels. Refinement and improvement are the hallmarks of quality. Matte black with silver accents, matte silver with charcoal accents. Imported.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reel The store manager twisted my arm into getting this reel(kidding). Pair it with the Trout Pro line and added it on my 3wt Recon. Could not be happier. Love this reel and complete set up.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super smooth Used for flats fishing in saltwater and is excellent for the job. Needed something beefy enough to handle reds and big bonefish.
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Or is Hydros Reel I fell in love with this reel as soon as I opened it. The look of it was impressive enough, but having it mounted on my new 10wt rod was a beautiful sight. Casting, reeling and the drag system is unbelievably smooth. A great addition on to my fly fishing gear.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth operation and great look! Plan on using the reel this summer chasing salmon in Alaska. Excited to test the drag with a nice salmon on the line
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Operator Used for Steelhead in Erie ,Pa great smooth drag , and quick pickup with the large arbor spool also very smooth reeling!!
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First use Operated flawlessly landing a number of steelhead. Very easy to adjust the drag on the fly.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lightweight This reel will be used for trout fishing from my cataraft on lakes and rivers. I love the range of drag on this reel and it's lightweight.
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well priced, very serviceable reel Bought this reel to go with a new 3-wt. graphite rod. The line and recommended backing fit the reel spool perfectly. Very smooth operation. Easy to use, smooth drag. I bought an extra spool & put 4-wt. line on it to use when throwing somewhat heavier streamers and, again the recommended backing & line lengths fit the spool perfectly. The reel & spool are flat black so there's no "sunshine sparkle' to spook fish. I'm "pleased as punch" with this reel.
Date published: 2021-03-08
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