Mike (Ma) | December 9th, 2021
I took the leap and upgraded to this reel. Out of the box I knew I made the right choice. This is a nice looking reel. The build quality is impressive. Setting the drag is straightforward and easy to do. Loaded a 5wt line on it and am ready to hit the river.
Kelly (TX) | August 13th, 2021
After hours of research, YouTube videos and trips to fly shops I made the purchase. Very good construction and smooth sealed drag. I bought for a multipurpose reel
and added a spool. Used with 4wt Orvis nymph line and 5wt Rio. Top performer for the money. The value helped get the spool and second line. I had a quwstion after the shipment and was pleasantly surprised to not only get an email back
In a few hours but a phone call with a real person. Highly recommended.
Josh (Kalispell, MT) | July 31st, 2021
I was originally going to go with the Clearwater but am glad I went with the step up. The reel has already survived being accidentally dropped on the bank once and being pulled in and out of the rod holders on my buddy's boat. The action on the reel is super smooth, and the drag is simple and straightforward. Would definitely recommend for a high quality reel that won't break the bank.
Carlos (MT) | May 1st, 2021
This a pretty good real for those who just need a cool reel. Relatively good price. I bought an extra spool and now i have a very versatile setup
Jonathan (Jersey City, New Jersey) | August 2nd, 2020
I have 3 hydros SL's (3, 4, and 5) and I love them. Recently got this reel in the 4 size as a gift and it is better than the old SL's. would 100% recommend for bigger trout, striper/bluefish/ bass and pike fishing. It has an incredibly smooth and strong drag, and is honestly better than the mirage LT.
NORMAN (WV) | August 2nd, 2020
Good quality reel that is super light and feels good in the hand. Highly recomended!
Jesse Hodges (Logan, utah) | July 16th, 2020
Bought this reel. Love this reel. Catch fish with this reel. It's a good reel.
Robert (Normal) | July 1st, 2020
Great reel that is super light. Feels very solid. I am super happy with the click of the retrieve.
Chris Thompson (Kittery, ME) | March 31st, 2020
I own the Hydro SL reel and use it regularly for Striper fishing here in New England. It's really durable and maintains smooth drag even after 100's of uses. So, I purchased this reel for fresh water fly fishing. I've only used it once so far but it's as good or better than my saltwater Hydros reel. Highly recommended!