The Hatch Iconic 7 Plus is the one reel that rules them all. From Steelhead to Bonefish, the 7 Plus has got you covered. One of the sleekest designed reels on the market, it has a traditional feel while sporting the most durable and reliable drag to be found anywhere.
Hatch Iconic 7 Plus Large Arbor
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 Iconic 7 Plus is that reel. Here is what makes it so good:
Iconic Reel Design Features
NEW LOOK: The Iconic Reel retains the now ‘Iconic’ Hatch window pattern with 6 ﬁns, recalling the original Finatic model. Instantly identiﬁable and classic, the Hatch look is simply Iconic. However, we were due for a style upgrade that can be seen in the shape of our drag knob – which brings depth – and our ‘H’ brand logo. We now use a bright dip ﬁnishing that brings out the shine of the machined parts while also keeping the strong coloring of matte anodize.
MACHINED REEL SEAT: We were the ﬁrst and now one of the only reel manufacturers to make the reel body out of one piece. It is an expensive way to produce the reel but has the advantage of never having a reel seat loosen up due to galvanic corrosion. For the Iconic, we have reshaped the reel seat for a more contemporary look.
NEW HANDLE/COUNTERWEIGHT: Our new handle design signiﬁcantly reduces the risk of galvanic corrosion. While we have retained the aluminum handle, it now has a softer look and feel.
NEW SPOOL NUT: New look, similar function, but with a big improvement. On the Iconic we have implemented a one piece design in order to prevent pieces from coming apart.
NEW SPOOL DESIGN: In many ways, the Iconic spool is similar to previous models, but with a few key differences. We have ported the spool arbor which will allow lines to dry better on the reel after use – think of it as ventilation. We have also cut aesthetic holes into the Mid Arbor spools, making it much simpler than before to distinguish between a large and mid arbor.
IMPROVED SEALING: Through better design and concentricity, we have increased sealing by eliminating water entry points through subtracting superﬂuous components from past models.
IMPROVED STABILITY: The Iconic reel does not utilize a cassette to house the drag system as in past models – instead, it is now built into the body. This has decreased axial runout which creates a more stable and solid design.
NEW DRAG MATERIAL: Our new carbon-ﬁlled drag material not only dissipates heat faster but also creates a smoother feel. This is our smoothest drag system to date.
-Bright Dip Protection
-Type 2 Anodize
-Black/Silver, Clear/Blue, Clear/Red, Gray/Black
Hatch Premium Backing: WF7F-260Y, WF8F-240Y, WF9F-220Y
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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