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Old 01-24-2013, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: Abel or Hatch????

I have:

Hatch Finatic 3+ on ZG Helios 5wt
Hatch Finatic 5+ on ZG Helios 7wt

You can't go wrong with either from what I've read and seen about Abels. I don't own one but would like to.

Besides the mechanics (the reel and foot are completely integrated, no screws, and the drag is completely/truly sealed) it was the looks of the Hatch that was the deciding factor.

Hatches tend to run a little heavy as you can see for a superlight Helios rod.
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