Hatch Iconic 3 Plus Fly Reels

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Hatch Iconic 3 Plus Fly Reel

If you’re looking for the perfect trout reel than you just found it.  Attach a 3 plus to a 4wt rod and the pairing simply cannot be beat in terms of balance and finesse. The Hatch Iconic 3 Plus Fly Reel is perfect for dry fly applications. With a new look, the Iconic Reel retains the now 'Iconic' Hatch window pattern with 6 fins, recalling the original Finatic model.  Instantly identifiable and classic, the Hatch look is simply Iconic.  However, we were due for a style upgrade that can be seen in the shape of our drag knob - which brings depth- and our "H" brand logo.  We now use a bright dip finishing that brings out the shine of the machined parts while also keeping the strong coloring of matte anodize. 

Machined Reel Seat: Hatch was the first and now one of the only reel manufacturers to make the reel body out of one piece.  It is an expensive way to produce the reel but has the advantage of never having a reel seat loosen up due to galvanic corrosion.  For the Iconic, we have reshaped the reel seat for a more contemporary look.  There is also a new handle design which significantly reduces the risk of galvanic corrosion. While the aluminum handle has been retained, the reel now has a softer look and feel.  

New Spool Nut: New look, similar function, but with a big improvement.  On the Iconic we have implemented a one-piece design in order to prevent pieces from coming apart. 

New Spool Design:  In many ways, the Iconic spool is similar to previous models, but with a few key differences. We have ported the spool arbor which will allow lines to dry better on the reel after use - think of it as ventilation.  We have also cut aesthetic holes into the Mid Arbor spools, making it much simpler than before to distinguish between a large and mid arbor. 

Improved Sealing: Through better design and concentricity, we have increased sealing by eliminating water entry points through subtracting superfluous components from past models.

Improved Stability: The Iconic reel does not utilize a cassette to house the drag system as in past models - instead, it is now built into the body.  This has decreased axial runout which creates a more stable and solid design.

New Drag Material: Our new carbon-filled drag material not only dissipates heat faster but also creates a smoother feel.  This is our smoothest drag system to date.

DIAMETER:3.250”

WIDTH:.850”

WEIGHT:4.940oz

LINES: 3-5

SPOOLS: LARGE ARBOR ONLY

FINISH: BRIGHT DIP

PROTECTION: TYPE II ANODIZE

COLORS: BLACK/SILVER, CLEAR/BLUE, CLEAR/RED, GREY/BLACK 

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Average rating 10 out of 10 ( based on 2 reviews )

Hatch gen II 3+

Review by Tim Aman on 11/22/2020

This fly reel is great. Balances a 904 fly rod well. The sealed disc drag on this fly reel is very smooth to protect fine tippet like 6x & 7x. It reeks quality.

Close to perfect!

Review by David on 6/9/2013

Just bought this with some mastery textured trout for my 4wt. This is a good size for a 4wt. Maybe a few grams heavy, but as close to perfect as I've experienced. I was very impressed at very low drag settings, very consinstant without getting loose. Handled 6 and 7x tippet with #22 flies flawlessly. Inaddition to the performance, the design, fit and finish is unequalled.

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