Thread: Hatch Reels
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: Hatch Reels

I had a talk with a guy from the Hatch office a few years back. The engineers at Hatch chose a certain density for the Rulon disks. They felt that it offered a wide range of drag adjustment. It also offered a very low start up inertia. It sacrificed some high end drag which became a complaint.

If a person is dead set on having a higher drag setting, he could send in the reel to have denser disks installed. This will offer more stopping power.

Personally, I think the drags are fine. I have tested Hatch reels on Steelhead, Tarpon, Dorado, Jack Crevalle, and Skipjack Tuna.

Dennis
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