Re: Abel or Hatch????
I have a Hatch 3+ that I use for a 9' 5wt Scott S3. Honestly, I wish it were heavier on occasion. So I guess I don't fit into the ultra light / perfectly balanced camps. As for performance, the reel is superb. My only concern is how soft Hatch's aluminum seems to be. It nicks fairly easy and even the threads for the drag fastening screw tend to strip. I suspect an Abel is more durable.