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Hydros 3D Depth Charge

Get down fast with this integrated 30' sink head deep sinking fly line that will deliver your fly quickly into the feeding zone with minimal belly. Excellent for fishing deep in hard-running tides. Braided multifilament core provides performance over a wide range of water temps.
Average Customer Rating:
4.2 out of 5
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Rating Snapshot (10 reviews)
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8 of 10(80%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Review 1 for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Well shoot...,
March 16, 2014
By: Spinnukur
from Reno, NV
"Not sure what to say. It's a great line for about the first ten minutes or so then it just knots up all the time. Every guy in our group that fish's Pyramid with the Hydros has the same issue.
Furthermore, what's disconcerting is that the local Orvis store as well as online customer service state they've never heard of the issue...right.
According to some of the old timers in the group, the old Hydros line was perfect then Orvis went and mucked it up by releasing a lesser quality yet more expensive Hydros product."
Review 2 for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent Fly Line Performance,
February 26, 2014
By: nakstm1
from Ibaragi, JP
"Although I thought that this sink-line was probably heavy feeling at first, it will very much easy to treat if it gets used to casting. This #8 Line also matches my #7 Access Rod.
I have been experienced very good fly fishing as Sinking style.
Review 3 for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Giant Tarpon will break this line.,
November 8, 2013
By: kzin
from houston, texas
"I fished this line for giant Tarpon in Costa Rica, and it broke on me three times. I finally switched to another line, even though the replacement line was heavier than I needed. To be fair, Orvis replaced the line after I returned.
I chatted online with an Orvis fishing expert, and he could not or would not rate the strength of the depth charge line, arguing that the leader will break before the line will. After I informed him of my experience, he expressed surprise, stating that he had only broken one Orvis line, and he was only aware of three other customers who had broken lines. He seemed reassured by this; I was not.
The line has performed well in all other respects, but when other companies rate the strength of their big game lines at 60 and 70 pounds, I think Orvis is making a serious mistake by ignoring this issue."
Review 4 for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
good line,
December 4, 2012
By: icemnn
from Michigan
"I have both the 250 and 300g. They both work good but the 300g is a little heavy to use on my 8 wt. I use 300 for fast moving rivers, the 250 works great on lakes and ponds gets down but easier to cast from a float tube"
Review 5 for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Depth Charge Does it Great,
August 19, 2012
By: BaxterGuide
from Portland, Maine
"I used the 300 grain on my trip to a lodge in Labrador. It did what it was designed to do get, the fly down to big Lake Trout. All I can say is the manager couldn't believe the big lakers I landed. One was the biggest Laker caught at the lodge with a fly rod since opening. I used another brand last year, Orvis Depth Charge is far superior. Get it it works awesome!"
Review 6 for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Throw your old ones away!,
February 13, 2012
By: chawk
from Traverse City, MI
"Unbelievable performance. Fished them for three weeks in Argentina. Shoot great, minimal tangles in running line..just great sink tips"
Review 7 for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
big fish getter,
January 16, 2012
By: campdirector
from colorado and new mexico
"3D Depth Charged used on still water via kick boat, caught big trout.
Gets line down fast, streamers stay down where the fish are. Go bold, fish heavy line to catch big ones.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Hydros 3D Depth Charge
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
4.7 / 5
4.7 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 3 out of 3