HATCH 7 PLUS ICONIC FLY REEL : 7-9WT
The Hatch 7 Plus is the most popular model for saltwater flats anglers, and this new Iconic 7 Plus is a beast of a reel, and the best Hatch yet. Hatch designed the Iconic reel series for the ultimate durability and reliability to engage some of the fiercest saltwater predators. CNC machined from bar stock aircraft aluminum, Hatch’s Iconic is light in your hand and prevents abrasion and corrosion from daily use. Able to withstand a drop in the parking lot, the terrors of saltwater even after you’ve dropped it in the parking lot, this reel is durable and can handle just about anything that you throw its way.Hatch built their Iconic Reel with a Carbon Filled Drag System to place it at the top of their line when it comes to drag smoothness. A system that’s brand new and exclusive to the Iconic, Hatch outfits this reel with a Carbon-Filled drag material that quickly dissipates heat and provides a feel that’s as smooth as glass. However, Hatch didn’t stop there--the Iconic removes the cassette housing of the drag system’s past. Instead, Hatch integrated it right into the body of the reel in order to increase stability while decreasing axial runout. A well-designed drag system that can stop anything from carnivorous brown trout to gator-sized tarpon, Hatch’s Iconic has a drag that you can count on everywhere you go.The Hatch Iconic 7 Plus Fly Reel is the perfect choice for saltwater flats and larger freshwater species like bass and steelhead. Designed from the ground up with similar features from the previous Finatic reel series, the Iconic Plus series blends traditional looks with specific upgrades outmatching any reels in its category. The Iconic 7 Plus is the toughest, most versatile, and smoothest reel for chasing bones, permit, small tarpon, bass, large browns, or even pike and musky. The Iconic 7 Plus is available in both a Large Arbor and Mid Arbor spool design allowing to swap different lines and backing capacities to target a larger range of fish species. As a leader of fly reel manufacturing in the industry, the Iconic Plus series will stand the test of time.
Starting with a new look, the Iconic Reel features the famous Hatch window pattern with 6 spoke fins, along with a new drag knob design for a crisp "H" brand logo appearance. Hatch upgraded to a new bright dip finishing process that brings out the shine of the machined parts while keep the strong coloring of the matte anodize look. In the start of the machining process, the Iconic reel body is fully machined into a one piece frame, without any additional parts. This full body design is an advantage of never having a reel seat loosen due to galvanic corrosion or other parts loosening up over time. Hatch then milled the reel handle in a new machining process to help prevent galvanic corrosion along the handle, while having the reel handle have a softer look and feel.
New in this series, Hatch upgraded the spool design with machined ported holes in the spool allowing for lines to dry faster. The Mid Arbor spools are then machined with cut aesthetic holes on the side of the spool making it much easier to distinguish between a large and mid arbor spool. Hatch improved the spool nut into a one piece milled construction in the spool, eliminating nut loosening and lost pieces.
Hatch also focused eliminating any contaminants from the drag system. In the previous Finatic series, the drag system was built on a separate cassette system. Hatch eliminated this feature and now builds the drag directly into the body of the reel. This greatly increases the stability and sealed protection of the drag system. The drag system now contains a new carbon-filled drag material that not only help dissipate heat faster, but also creates a smoother feel.
- Diameter: 4.125"
- Width: 1.050"
- Weight: 8.89oz
- Lines: 7-9wt
- Large Arbor and Mid Arbor Spool
- Type II Anodization
- Colors: Black/Silver, Clear/Blue, Clear/Red, Grey/Black
5.00/5 Stars out of 4 Reviews
NORMAN (WV) | September 8th, 2023
THESE REELS ARE BAD ASS! PERIOD!
Ryan (Pennsylvania) | September 2nd, 2023
This reel's drag is solid enough to put the brakes on a 30# king with ease... couldn't say enough good things about it. In fact, I bought a second!
Jason (FL) | May 18th, 2022
One of the better looking reels out there. It’s built like a tank, and has great drag. I hope to add another one soon.
Jr (Alaska) | January 7th, 2022
Used this reel for bonefish was amazed how smooth it was. Will be buying the 9 soon. Great reels