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 (at least for now), 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 9 Plus Fly Reel is specifically designed for battling hard charging predators in both fresh and saltwater. 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 9 Plus is the toughest, most versatile, and smoothest reel for chasing everything on the flats like bonefish, tarpon, permit and GT. The Iconic 9 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: 4.375"
- Width: 1.2"
- Weight: 10.2oz
- Lines: 9-11wt
- Large Arbor and Mid Arbor Spool
- Type II Anodization
- Colors: Black/Silver, Clear/Blue, Clear/Red, Grey/Black