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Item #: Hatch 3 Plus Finatic Gen 2 Fly Reels
Our Price: $450.00


Hatch 3 Plus Finatic Gen 2 Fly Reel

If you’re looking for the perfect trout reel than you just found it. The 3 Plus is capable of running 3 through 5 weight lines with ample backing capacity for the occasional whopper that might come along. At first glance you’ll notice this aint no dainty trout reel. This little wonder means business.  The Finatic reels cassette comprised of Rulon® and precision stamped stainless steel discs is employed in all models. With multi-disc drag, you are applying breaking pressure and heat dispersion over several surfaces, virtually eliminating start up inertia and stick slip problems. 

For 2018 we’re incorporating a mist finish on our entire line up of reels. Misting creates smoother edges and provides for a more consistent non-reflective finish throughout. Plus it looks pretty damn cool! 

The Gen 2 Finatic incorporates an Ultraflon sleeve that covers the aluminum shaft and separates it from the aluminum crank handle. By doing this we’ve eliminated the chance for galvanic corrosion, so your crank will spin effortlessly for years to come. 

The Gen 1 Finatic reels have 7 windows while the new Gen 2 Finatic has 9 windows. Hatch has created a concave surface inside of the frame as well. By adding two extra arms in the frame it allows us to eliminate unnecessary weight through this feature, thereby making the reel lighter without sacrificing any strength. 

Over the past few years we’ve seen some big changes in fly fishing. Specifically, the amount of time anglers spend in the water in pursuit of fish. It’s an exciting time for sure, and it’s forced us to reimagine how our reels are sealed in extreme environments. For 2018 we’ve added lip seals and sealed bearings to all our reels as a one two punch to protect against the elements and add a whole new level of water protection. 

Creating a bomb proof frame to spool connection is essential for maintaining strength, and true-spin consistency; and that's how the Finatic reels come.

The machined reel seat is our signature and we’re sticking to it. A solid is always stronger than two parts attached by screws. By doing this it eliminates the common problem of screws rotting from corrosion and becoming loose. 


Type 2 Anodize










Black/Silver, Clear/Black, Clear/Blue, Clear/Green, Clear/Red, Gray/Black


Hatch Premium/MA Spool: WF4F-140, WF5F-124, Hatch Premium/LA Spool: WF3F-118, WF4F-108, WF5F-86, 20# Dacron/MA Spool: WF4F-130, WF5F-115, 20# Dacron/LA Spool: WF3F-110, Wf4F-100, WF5F-80


Large Arbor, Mid Arbor

* The capacity information above is a minimum baseline standard only. Check the diameter of your backing of choice to estimate actual capacity.

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by Tim Aman
on 11/22/2020
Hatch gen II 3+
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.
by David
on 6/9/2013
Close to perfect!
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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