If I was stranded on a desert island and had only one reel to bring, it would be the 7 Plus. We have sold more of these bad boys than any other size in the Hatch line up. From bonefish to permit, steelhead to carp, this reel has you covered.
I bought this for a trip to Cuba, I have used it since for my fall salmon rod and it works awesome, the drag is super smooth and handles large fish.It looks great and sounds nice when a fish is pulling line.If I was to recommend a reel for an 8 weight rod this is the one.Love It Was this review helpful? (1) Yes (0) No
I have a few of these in large arbor that I use for most of my saltwater. Use it on my 7,8 and 9 weights and like any other Hatch, they perform flawlessly. Smooth start up and drag. I have a mid arbor that I use on my light spey rod (6 wt.) and it functions just fine, balances the rod nicely. Won't use any other reel besides Hatch. Was this review helpful? (0) Yes (0) No