Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
I mate a Hatch 7+ to my Scott S4s #8 and load it with an Airflo Tropic Ridge #8. A great reel, sold and smooth and a pleasure to use. But backing space is too constricted for my taste and I would recommend the "mid" arbor version. You loose nothing; diameter and width remain the same, you simply get more depth for additional backing...and I like #30 for improved mangrove abrasion resistance.
Perfect. Just what I needed. Thanks very much.