The NEW Generation 2 Hatch Finatic fly reel - an evolutionary update from Hatch’s original tried and true Finatic. Consistent with our uncompromising commitment to premium quality, there have been several significant performance improvements and aesthetic enhancements including: new 9 Window frame design, non-reflective mist finish, nonstick cranks, concave frame design for additional weight relief, and Teflon lip seals and sealed bearings that add a whole new level of protection against the
elements. Learn more about the new Finatic Gen 2 Design Features .
Hatch has created a special Finatic Gen 2 Gold series available for a limited time at select Hatch Authorized Dealers. Hatch will be offering the 3 Plus through the 11 Plus Finatic Gen 2 in Gold with black paint fill. These reels will be offered in the Large Arbor configuration only. No extra spools available.
NEW CRANKS & COUNTERBALANCE
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.
NEW FRAME FEATURES
You might have noticed from the photos we’ve gone from 7 windows in the Gen 1 Finatic to 9 windows in the Gen 2.
What you probably didn’t notice is that we’ve 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.
NEW LIP SEALS + BEARINGS
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.
FRAME SPOOL CONNECTION
Creating a bomb proof frame to spool connection is essential for maintaining strength, and true-spin consistency