Orvis Hydros Large Arbor SL Reel


Hydros Large Arbor Fly Reels

Take on the big game with the outstanding performance of our completely re-designed Hydros Large Arbor Fly reel.


  • Large arbor fly reel
  • 12% increase in line retrieval thanks to our super large arbor
  • Fully sealed drag-clutch bearing
  • Narrow spool for less line stacking and increased backing capacity
  • Ergonomically designed asymmetric drag knob
  • 3x stronger drag with zero start-up inertia


  • Hydros I for line weights 1-3; 5.3 oz, 3¼” diameter
  • Hydros II for line weights 3-5; 5.6 oz, 3½” diameter
  • Hydros III for line weights 5-7; 5.9 oz, 3⅞” diameter
  • Hydros IV for line weights 7-9; 7.4 oz, 4¼” diameter
  • Hydros V for line weights 9-11; 8.4 oz, 4½” diameter



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Orvis Hydros Large Arbor SL Reel

According to Sam Orvis (yes that’s his real name), Orvis Rod and Reel designer, “This is a totally new reel, designed from square one and about the only thing similar to the original Hydros is the name. The original Hydros, while it had a long sealed drag, did not always retain its seal and the clutch bearing itself was not sealed at all. In the ,Orvis Hydros Large Arbor SL Reel, the clutch bearing is fully sealed inOrvis Hydros Large Arbor SL Reel, side the drag mechanism and the inside edge of the spool is strengthened for better support. The has tighter tolerances and less spool wobble, and the tighter tolerances minimize the chance of backing or running line migration outside of the spool.”

The spool edge is thicker and thus stronger than the original Hydros. Less spool wobble due to the increased shaft engagement will increase the life of the reel and reduced wear as the spool rotates only on the surface intended. The clutch bearing received an upgrade to a higher performance and more reliable bearing that won’t free-spool. We also replaced the big, obtrusive drag knob on the original Hydros with a lower profile, ergonomic knob with thumb location indent and knurling for secure grip. The handle has been improved to an ergonomic machined Delrin handle.


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