A trip to Orvis H.Q. in Andover brought me up to speed with several new and exciting products available this coming season. In particular their fly lines have been totally revamped. A surprising amount of technology gets channelled into fly lines, all with good reason. For despite hardware like rod and reel, it’s a fly line that ultimately delivers our imitations. Aside from improved slickness, high floating tips and the microtexture surface (reduces friction and wear) the new Hydros range boast extra small, reinforced welded loops. Reducing weight and hinging this infinitely improves presentation which without doubt is the be all and end all when presenting a fly!