The new Gen 2 Hatch Reels have incorporated a mist finish on the entire lineup of reels. Misting creates smoother edges and provides for a more consistent non-reflective finish throughout. Plus it looks really damn cool!
FRAME + SPOOL CONNECTION
Creating a bombproof frame-to-spool connection is essential for maintaining strength, and true-spin consistency.
MACHINED REEL SEAT
A solid is always stronger than two parts attached by screws, and this eliminates the common problem of corrosion at these points.
CRANKS + COUNTERBALANCE
NEW! We've incorporated an Ultraflon sleeve that covers the aluminum shaft and separates it from the aluminum crank handle, eliminating the chance for galvanic corrosion.
LIP SEALS + BEARINGS
NEW! The amount of time anglers spend in the water has increased dramatically, so we've added lip seals and sealed bearings as a one-two punch to protect against the elements and a whole new level of water protection.
A multi-disc drag cassette comprised of Rulon® and precision stamped stainless steel discs applies braking pressure and heat dispersion over several surfaces. This 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.
NEW! Nine windows in the Gen 2 allows us to eliminate weight without sacrificing strength.