Hatch Finatic Gen 2 Review

Sean Visintainer - 12/05/17

Hatch Finatic Gen 2 Fly Reels

The best just got better

It's pretty hard to improve upon one of the industries top fly reels in production today, but leave it to the machine masterminds at Hatch to take their Finatic Series Fly Reel up a notch... or two. Since 2004 we have been behind Hatch Fly Reels as one of their earliest dealers. Recognizing their machine work, stacked drag, appearance, and simplicity were at the top of the game. Myself and shop staff have since fished the reels all over for trout, steelhead, salmon, or tropical saltwater species putting them through their paces and never with any complaint.

The New Gen 2 Hatch Fly Reel not only gets a little facelift it received some tune-ups under the hood to keep your mind on the fishing and less about whether or not your equipment will fail.

Notable features include:

New Mist Finish - which smooths out the edges of machining and gives the reel a non-reflective finish. A little extra stealth while wading crystal clear waters.

Nine Window Frame Design - with a concave interior reduces weight while not sacrificing strength.

Added Seals - like the new lip seal and bearing seal to keep water, dirt, and corrosion out.

Ultraflon Sleeve - in the countersunk handle and counterbalance weight reduce corrosion and keep the handle spinning smooth.

Check out the New Hatch Outdoors Gen 2 Finatic Reels on the Product Review

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