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

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Type: Fly Reel
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$249   -  $298
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
$119   -  $159
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.

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