MACHINED REEL SEAT
The Original. A solid is always stronger than two pieces attached together. Also, by
eliminating the screws you’ve eliminated the corrosion points.
DIMENSION IN THE FRAME
We machined dimension in the frame to increase rigidity, strength and reduce lateral
flex. With the reel and spool together you get virtually no lateral flex when you push/
pull the two. This means the reel tracks truer and it eliminates the spool wobbling in
Making a positive frame-to-spool connection is essential. On our reels, we call it the
“power flower.” This unique design feature locks both together creating a bomb-proof fit.
CRANKS & COUNTERBALANCE
Unlike many manufacturers whose counterbalance is merely cosmetic, we’ve made the
two pieces the same weight to achieve true balance in the spool.
We wanted it sealed—hence the drag cassette. We’ve employed a multi-disc stack in all
models that is comprised of Rulon® and precision stamped stainless steel discs. With
multi-disc drag , you are applying braking pressure and heat dispersion over several
surfaces rather than one-to-one surface braking on most drag systems today. This
system virtually eliminates start up inertia and stick slip problems.
Keep those hooks tucked into the arbor of the reel and out of the way of your hands.
At Hatch we don’t polish our reels. Everyone else does, but we like the machined look.
You can see the witness marks and quality machining. No buff outs or cover-ups. It just
didn’t make sense to cover up what others can’t match. Its more difficult, takes more
time, but it’s worth it.
SPOOL TENSION NUT
Designed to be easily taken on and off, with or without full gloves. The nut is press-fit
into the spool so it won’t fall out into the water or your gear bag.