Orvis Hydros HD Bank Shot Fly Line
Weight Forward Floating Fly Line
- Frictionless Casting (you’ll cast farther, with less effort)
- HD Dual Texturing (First 10′ of the tip has more aggressive texture for better floating, turnover and mending. The remainder of the line has a micro-replicated dimple texture which reduces friction in the guides, dramatically increasing casting distance.)
- Orvis’ Extreme Weight Forward “Bank Shot” Taper (great all around taper -see profile graphic in product gallery)H
- Orvis Line ID (laser printed on the line so you’ll never have to guess when the sticker falls off your spool!)
- Integrated Slickness (built in and durable and super slick -in addition to texturing)
- Welded Loop front end (super strong and super easy to attach leaders)
- Duo-Colored– Willow/Orange (head/running line)
- Made in the USA (Go team, go!)
A specialized line designed to deliver big flies using a number of different casting techniques, including single-hand spey and roll casting. The 23-foot head is designed to load and deliver quick casts with minimal back cast. 20-foot handling section between head and running line. Two-tone line offers a low-visibility olive tip for stealth deliveries, with an orange color running line for better tracking. The benefits of the textured lines are numerous: increased surface area allowed the lines to sit higher in the water, offering less drag, easier mending, less water spray, and easier pick-ups; the micro-textured surface traps air to provide increases in both shootability and flotation while decreasing friction; and the microreplicated pattern increased the durability of the lines, allowing them to last up to twice as long.
Shop Staff Notes: This line if fully endorsed by our own Rick Cooley (Ben’s dad) who loves using his BankShot on his 9’6″ 6-wt with RIO Versileaders to catch very large trout and walleye every fall on the Missouri! HD (textured) lines are so amazing to cast. They are our favorites to fish because of their performance and durability. We tell people that they will add 10′-15′ of distance with the same casting stroke as their old, non-textured line! That’s not a sales pitch, it’s true! They float great, mend crazy good and we’ve already mentioned their castability. Yes, they make some noise as the line is flying through the guides and they can burn your finger if your stripping streamer quickly with them but those are not enough of a negative to not use this line. The zing noise can actually help you in casting by helping with your timing (you’ll know exactly when line is moving through the guides -and one of the main keys in fly casting is, “There shall not be any line moving through the guides until it’s time!”) The figure burn with the streamers is fixed easily with a Buff Finger Sleeve. Bottom line about this line -you will love it!
Textured Fly Lines we carry: Freshwater: Orvis Hydros HD Trout, Orvis Hydros HD Power Taper, Orvis Hydros HD Easy Mend, Orvis Hydros HD Bank Shot, Scientific Anglers Amplitude MPX Fly Line, SA Amplitude Trout, SA Wavelength MPX, SA Wavelength Trout, SA Sharkwave GPX, SA Sharkwave Trout, SA Sharkwave Anadro, SA Siege; Tropical/Saltwater Lines: Orvis Hydros HD Bonefish, Hydros HD Ignitor; Spey/Switch Lines: Orvis Hydros HD Switch Line,
Smooth Fly Lines we carry: Freshwater: SA Amplitude Smooth Infinity, SA Mastery MPX, SA Mastery ART, SA Frequency Trout, Orvis Hydros WF Trout, Orvis Hydros Superfine, RIO InTouch Gold, RIO InTouch Perception, RIO InTouch Xtreme Indicator, RIO Trout LT; Tropical/Saltwater: Orvis Hydros Saltwater All Rounder, RIO Tropical Outbound Short Floating, RIO Tropical Outbound Short Sink Tip; Spey/Switch Lines: Orvis Access Switch, RIO InTouch Switch Chucker, RIO Scandi-Short Versitip, RIO ConnectCore Metered Shooting, RIO ConnectCore Shooting, RIO Skagit Short 475 Grains, RIO Skagit Short 525 Grains, RIO Skagit Short 575 Grains;
Purchase made in Helena so NO SALES TAX