Orvis improves Hydros line-up with SL
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The Orvis Hydros SL fly reel is a step up from the original Hydros, putting greater emphasis on swift line retrieval by delivering up to a 12% increase in pick-up rates, says the US manufacturer.
The standard trout size takes in 8.2 inches of line per second, which is faster than most similar reels of this size.
Reviewers of the new model have described the reel as better machined, better balanced and better priced than its predecessor.
This super-large arbor model has a highly-adjustable, silky smooth, sealed drag with a fully-sealed inside drag mechanism and an asymmetrically-designed drag knob.
“The Hydros SL has almost three times stronger drag, with zero start-up inertia,” reports Orvis. “The narrow spool means there is less line stacking. There is also increased backing capacity. Tolerances have been improved to provide smoother operation.”
The ergonomically-designed reel is made from black nickel with a smooth finish. Its light weight will be an advantage to those anglers who like to optimise feel and balance.
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