Hatch Gen 2 Finatic 12 Plus Fly Reel - Mid or Large Arbor
Conventional wisdom says: Never take a knife to a gunfight. And when youíre tackling big critters like the ones this reel was designed for, then I think thatís really sound advice. The 12 Plus was designed for fish that are notorious for being really hard to handle. GTs or Tuna, just to name a few, can undo your average gear in a fraction of a second. You will not find a better fish-fighting tool on the market for these situations. Oh yeah, itís also great for big spey applications.
68# Hatch Premium Backing: LA WF11F-400Y, WF12F-360Y;
MA WF11F-500Y, WF12F-450Y
Clear / Blue, Clear / Green, Clear / Red, Clear / Black, Gray / Black,
Black / Silver
Large vs Mid Arbor
All Hatch reels are offered in both large or mid arbor configurations.The two different size spools are capable of running on the same frame, allowing an angler to run three or more line weights on a single reel.
Beautiful Tuna caught with a Hatch Finatic 12 on Steve's trip to Christmas Island!
Please let us know which hand retrieve and what line you will be using.
Add the line of your choice and we
will spool up your reel Left Hand Retrieve (unless specified in order notes
RHR) with the correct backing and include a leader.
BEAD BLASTED MIST FINISH
NEW! We've incorporated a mist finish on our entire lineup of reels. Misting creates smoother edges and provides for a more consistent non-reflective finish throughout. Plus it looks really damn cool!
CRANKS and 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.
FRAME SPOOL CONNECTION
Creating a bombproof frame-to-spool connection is essential for maintaining strength, and true-spin consistency.
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 Rulonģ 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.
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