Hatch Iconic 4 Plus Fly ReelsDIAMETER: 3.425 inchesWIDTH: .850 inchesWEIGHT: 5.25 ozLINES: 4-6SPOOL: LARGE ARBOR ONLYCAPACITY: LA WF4+120yds MicronFINISH: BRIGHT DIP PROTECTIONTYPE II ANODIZED COLORS: BLACK/SILVER, CLEAR/BLUE, CLEAR/RED, GREY/BLACK
If you could only have one trout reel for the rest of your life, THIS would be it! While the 4 Plus fits best on a 5wt rod, it also serves admirably on your 4 and 6wt rods as well.
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, Hatch was due for a style upgrade that can be seen in the shape of their drag knob - which brings depth - and their 'H' brand logo. They now use a bright dip finishing that brings out the shine of the machined parts while also keeping the strong coloring of matte anodizing.
MACHINED REEL SEAT: 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, Hatch has reshaped the reel seat for a more contemporary look.
NEW HANDLE/COUNTERWEIGHT: The new handle design significantly reduces the risk of galvanic corrosion. While the Iconic has retained the aluminum handle, it now has a softer look and feel.
NEW SPOOL NUT: New look, similar function, but with a big improvement. On the Iconic, Hatch has 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. Hatch has ported the spool arbor which will allow lines to dry better on the reel after use - think of it as ventilation. They 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, Hatch has 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: The new carbon-filled drag material not only dissipates heat faster but also creates a smoother feel. This is Hatch's smoothest drag system to date.