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  • #6174
    anonymous
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    Looking at a new hatch for my 7.

    #54302
    Rick Marcum
    Member

    Get one!

    #54303
    john yuschak
    Member

    I have 3 and looking for another, absolutely love them. I also like Nautalis reels. I

    #54304
    Michael Exl
    Member

    Best reel on the market. I have been selling my Tibors and Nautilus reels and replacing them with Hatch.

    #54305

    I have this Hatch Monsoon 7 Plus used once or twice by it’s late owner. I am selling it for his widow. If interested please contact me. I had it checked by the folks at Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop and they said it was in perfect order and the new spools of the new model will fit them as well.

    #54306
    fajar
    Member

    Hatch probably got the best drag system in the world, but they’re tad on the heavier side compared to the similar spec’ed reels (tibor probably being the exception).

    I have several hatch(es) ranging from 3+ to 7+, they’re joy to use, the secret is you go ‘up rod’ it couple of rod wt up. What I mean is I use 3+ on my 5wt rod, 5+ on my 7wt rod and so on.

    Having large spool and using gel spun backing enables you to do so and using that method, it balances nicely on the modern light fly rod.

    #54307
    R Black
    Member

    Hatch makes a great reel.  The original series were on the heavy side but the new “Finnatic” reels are quite a bit lighter.
    I use the midarbor spools, they hold more line than the large arbor.

    #54308
    fajar
    Member

    Agree, the finatic series definitely lighter than the monsoon, but they’re still tad heavier than other comparable brands, so I still ‘up rod’ them and they work fine and balance nicely.

    A friend of mine bought the 1+ and the reel is sure purrrdy, he couples it with sage txl-f 4wt, using gelspun, he manages to have pretty close to 100yrd backing in it!! Don’t get fooled by the size, that thing can take a lot of backing for its intended line wt!

    #54309
    Chris BeechChris Beech
    Member

    Fantastic reels – I have a 5+ that I use on #5 and #6 weight rods and 7+ that I use for #8 and #9 weight rods. All large arbor spools, loaded with GSP FINS backing.

    Best Regards,

    Beechy

    #54310
    Gerard SGerard S
    Member

    I’m interested in a Hatch reel but it is the weight which concerns me. There are no dealers near me so would have to be mail order.
    I have a 8wt Helios rod for bonefish and was wondering If I would get away with a Hatch 5/7 using 40lb gelspun backing -need 175yds or so.
    Anyone any experience with the 5/7 and 8wts?
    Thanks

    #54311
    anonymous
    Member

    I ended up getting a couple of the hatch reels.

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