The Hatch 9 Plus Generation 2 Finatic is an animal of a fly fishing reel.
The stacked disc drag system is a show stopper, featuring alternating layers of 6 rulon disks and 5 custom cut stainless steel washers that evenly apply breaking pressure across 10 surfaces.
Other design features of the Generation 2 Finatic include a fully machined reel seat that increases strength and reduces the possibility of corrosion, new lip and bearings seals that keep water out of the drag system, increased porting that reduces weight without compromising strength, and a non reflective bead blasted mist finish complete with a type 2 anodize that gives the reel ultra durable corrosion resistant protection and a highly attractive appearance.
Saltwater anglers will appreciate the amount of backing the 9 Plus can hold, especially the Hatch 68 lb Premium Braided Backing. When swinging flies for steelhead the 9 Plus perfectly balances 7 – 9 weight spey rods and the mid arbor allows plenty of space for large diameter shooting heads.
Weight: 10.3 oz
Mid Arbor Capacity: 30 lb dacron: WF9F – 300yds, WF10F – 280yds, WF11F – 260yds 68 lb Hatch Premium Braid: WF9F – 400yds, WF10F – 380yds, WF11F – 360yds
Large Arbor Capacity: 30 lb dacron: WF9F – 240yds, WF10F – 220yds, WF11F – 200yds 68 lb Hatch Premium Braid: WF9F – 300yds, WF10F – 275yds, WF11F – 250yds