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Our wildly popular Hydros® fly-fishing reel now makes its debut as a fully caged European nymphing machine. Given this style of fishing heavily leans on impossibly thin running line or monofilament for casting, we’ve modified our Hydros II into a Euro version with a full cage and tightened the tolerances to completely eliminate lines from slipping between spool and frame. We’ve also increased the reel’s weight slightly to better balance with the 10' and 11' rods so common in Euro circles. Again, we set out to make the best Euro reel, and we ended up creating an absolute machine, complete with the same forward-thinking attributes of the standard Hydros series. The reel includes a more ergonomically accessible drag knob. A refined seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. That radiused reel foot for kink-free leader protection. Above all, it’s still got the bombproof, truck-stopping, fully sealed Hydros drag system with stacked carbon/stainless steel disc washers and zero startup inertia. In matte olive with silver accents.
Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.
Blackfoot River Outfitters is Missoula, Montana's family-owned Orvis-endorsed fly fishing company. We’ve been sharing Montana’s rivers with anglers for over 25 years while imparting fly fishing knowledge that is informed, honest, and timely. We hope to include you as one of our many loyal shop customers and guiding clients.
Camano Island, WA
"Blackfoot River Outfitters has been my go-to fly shop for as long as I can remember. Trust them to have selected the right product because they know what works. Don't go anywhere else!"
“Easy to navigate web store, almost as good as being in the shop in person”
"Living in Missoula affords the opportunity to fish great rivers anytime we want, but there is nothing better than hiring the pros at BRO for a refresher course, entertain visiting friends or do some serious fishing with our kids."
Boca Raton, FL
"Lets see…In the past 24 years I’ve fished more than a dozen different waters, from half day walk/wades to 5 day camp outs with the BRO Team and I still look forward to every trip! Nuff said."
Missoula, Montana's family owned, Orvis-endorsed fly fishing company.
275 North Russell Street
Missoula, Montana 59808
Ph: (406) 542-7411
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