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A pioneering spirit and defiant, in-your-face attitude have been at the heart of Hatch Outdoors since inception, and it is that same stubborn drive to acheive that has brought this company to the top of the fly fishing food chain. A Hatch Finatic reel is a thing of beauty, from the almost comically diminutive 1 Plus to the impressive 12 Plus big game model. Advanced machining in their own Vista, California facility allows Hatch to create mind-bogglingly light reels that look almost too delicate to handle the stresses of fighting large gamefish...but handle them they do, and then some. Advanced design features like Stacked Disc drags and spot polishing and anodizing place Hatch at the forefront of reel technology, while old-fashioned attention to detail and US-made quality ensure you're getting every bit of what you paid for. 

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Hatch Outdoors Finatic 1 Plus Reels
"Creekin machine"

I have one of these to go with my Scott F 1 wt. Use it for the smallest creeks and small fish, running from small pool to pool, heck of a lot of fun. Same Hatch quality in a very small package, although who uses the drag on a monster 6 incher LOL. Only 4 stars because of price and limited use.
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Hatch Outdoors Premium PE Backing
"Pricey but worth it"

Yes this is pricey for something you might rarely get into, but you don't want to worry about your backing when you have that monster on the line. Due to it's thinner diameter, you will be able to get more backing on you reel. And it's rated to 68#s, so you never have to worry about it. Yes it's a little more, but you get what you pay for. This will always be the first thing I put on my reels.
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