The Orvis Hydros is the latest update to the Battenkill large arbor series of fly reel. Starting at $198, this is the best priced true large arbor on the market. The most import technical update is the sealed drag system. This reel is impervious to sand and saltwater and makes maintenance minimal. Many of the updates come directly from design elements of the Mirage fly reel.
Hydros Large Arbor Fly Reel Features:
- Very Quick retrieve per turn of the handle, regardless of how much fly line and backing are out.
- Fly Line maintenance is simplified, line is stored in wide loops
- Simplicity of Direct Drive reel
- Sealed Drag System
- Large resetable drag knob Now tangle free
- Large tangle free handle
- Counter balance with rubber O-ring
- Milled from solid block aluminum nd anodized
- Easily reversible from left hand wind to right
- Navy blue cordura case can be put on reel while on rod.
- HYDROS I-II have a two carbon washer drag system
- HYDROS III-V have a four carbon washer drag system
- HYDROS VI has a six carbon washer drag system (definitely the strongest drag system in its class)