ORVIS HYDROS V FLY REEL : 9-11WT
The New re-designed Hydros Fly Reel features a lightweight bar-stock aluminum machined frame and spool, fully sealed drag, and best-in-class line pickup per revolution, buttery-smooth startup inertia and a narrower spool that reduces line stacking. The Hydros reel incorporates an improved seal carbon and stainless drag along with a reduction in weight balance for lighter fly rods. From Freshwater to the Saltwater Flats, the New Orvis Hydros V will match any fishing application and have the stopping power for the larger species in our waters. The battle tested Hydros V is the perfect salmon, steelhead, bonefish, permit, or smaller tarpon reel for a 9-11wt rod.
- Super-Large Arbor for quick retrieval rates: Up to 12% increase in line retrieve from previous Hydros Model
- Sealed Drag- clutch bearing fully sealed inside drag mechanism
- Nearly 3X stronger drag with zero start-up inertia
- Narrow Spool for less line stacking
- Improved tolerances for smooth operation
- Increased backing capacity
- Color: Black, Silver, and Matte Green
- Size: V (9-11wt)
- Weight: 7.7oz
- Diameter: 4.25"
- Capacity: 30-lb & WF10: 225 yards
4.88/5 Stars out of 8 Reviews
David (Michigan) | June 9th, 2023
I honestly have never been happier with a reel. This was my first purchase into nicer branded reels and I don't think I can go back. Feels great in the hand, spins smooth and the drag is able to hold it's own. I am happy to see where this takes me in the future!
Brian Payne (Kansas) | April 2nd, 2022
Great reel. I had one for a 5 wt rod and added this one to go on a 9wt for saltwater. For the money a great buy for someone that fishes saltwater a couple times a year. Performed great.
Roman Höbinger (Austria) | January 23rd, 2022
I've four Hydros reels on different outfits for nearby every situation on the waters.
It's a pleasure to see how these reels work!
Jeff (Missouri) | January 14th, 2022
I bought this reel for a 10 wt rod that I use only a couple times a year in the salt. I wanted a solid reel without breaking the bank and this recommendation was spot on. Great looking reel with smooth retrieve and strong drag. I bought the extra spool too
Scott Roehner (TN) | June 24th, 2021
Great reel for starters - fair price and great performance!
logan thomas (Indiana) | March 10th, 2021
When I got this reel is was not smooth and it was a bit noisy but once I put a small amount of grease where the anti-freespool pin is the reel was smooth and quiet. The zero start-up inertia on the drag is great and the drag is super powerful. It balances a 8wt 10ft TFO BVK rod with a heavy streamer line really well.
John Donovan (NY) | December 15th, 2020
My Orvis Hydros V is a great reel. I put it on my Orvis Recon 10wt rod and they go together perfectly. Solid drag and smooth action. Completely satisfied and as always with Reelflyrod's service.
Robert (Indiana) | November 3rd, 2020
Large arbor makes line retrieval fast and easy. New design is appealing, but I wish they kept the older models drag knob. New knob is difficult to dial in with gloves on.