The 5 Plus Gen 2 Finatic is a fantastic all around reel for streamer fishing or throwing big dries to 20+ fish. Although you can put it on 5 through 7 weight rods, we think it is ‘spot on’ when put on a 6 weight. If you need a stand out reel for your Alaskan trout rod the 5 Plus is unbeatable.
Hatch Finatic 5 Plus Gen 2
$235.00 – $550.00
This reel is sweet to spool, sweet to reel, and sweet to fight a massive fish on. The 5 Plus is an entirely machined aluminum reel that offers durability and high performance in saltwater and freshwater.
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.
With tons of other add on’s, the 5 Plus Finatic reel should be on everyone’s wish list.
-Type 2 Anodize
-Black/Silver, Clear/Black, Clear/Blue, Clear/Green, Clear/Red
-Hatch Premium/MA Spool: WF5F-216, WF6F-194, WF7F-172, Hatch Premium/LA Spool: WF5F-140, WF6F-118, WF7F-108, 20# Dacron/MA Spool: WF5F-200, WF6F-180, WF7F-160, 20# Dacron/LA Spool: WF5F-130, WF6F-110, WF7F-100
-Large Arbor, Mid Arbor
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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