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Founded by Charles F. Orvis in Manchester, Vermont, in 1856, Orvis is America’s oldest mail-order outfitter and longest continually-operating fly-fishing business. Orvis is the purveyor of the Distinctive Country Lifestyle, offering a wide assortment of men’s and women’s sportswear, fine gifts and home furnishings, luggage and travel accessories, dog beds and other pet items, as well as fine shotguns, gear, and technical apparel for wingshooting and sporting clays

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Dale Martens
Orvis Hydros Large Arbor Fly Reel
"Everything you'd want in a saltwater reel..."
12/5/2015

I have a V mounted on a 10 weight saltwater rod. The drag is smooth and strong - I've used it for tarpon and also roosters from the beach. (Although I never actually hooked up to a rooster.) Because the drag is sealed, I never worry about salt spray or sand on the beach. I'd say this reel is almost at the same level as a Ross Momentum, but a lot cheaper.
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