The Generation 2 Hatch 7 Plus Finatic is the one reel that rules them all. From Steelhead to Bonefish, the 7 Plus Finatic has got you covered. One of the sleekest designed reels on the market, it has a traditional feel with tons of add ons.
Hatch Finatic 7 Plus Gen 2
$255.00 – $650.00
In Alaska your 8 weight rod is the work horse. From steelhead in the spring, through mid summer chum & sockeye salmon, to coho in the fall, you likely will fish your 8 weight more than any other rod. You owe it to yourself to put a reel that is up to the challenge on a rod that gets this much use. The Hatch 7 Plus is that reel. Here is what makes it so good:
Beginning at the bottom, a Hatch signature feature is the one piece machined reel and reel foot. One piece construction eliminates corrosion around screws and is much stronger than a reel foot that is screwed on. Next, they have machined dimension into the frame, so you can pull all you want on the reel and spool, but they are not flexing from one another. The frame and spool use Hatch’s own ‘power flower’ to lock together in a bomb proof tight fit.
New for the Gen 2 Series is a mist finish that smoothes the edges of all parts and eliminates any glare. The drag sealing has been even further improved upon with lip seals and sealed bearings so water cannot get in the drag and eventually cause problems. Hatch has also redesigned the machining of the frame to reduce weight without losing strength. Finally the crank & counterbalance now feature an Ultrafon sleeve that inhibit galvanic corrosion so the crank will spin effortlessly for year.
-Type 2 Anodize
-Black/Silver, Clear/Black, Clear/Blue, Clear/Green, Clear/Red, Gray/Black
20# Hatch Dacron Backing: Large Arbor: WF7F-260Y, WF8F-240Y, WF9F-220Y; Mid Arbor: WF7F-340Y, WF8F-320Y, WF9F-300Y,
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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