Re: Abel or Hatch????
Shootgunfly, You loose nothing in retrieve rate by going with the mid arbor spool on Hatch reels. You put more backing on but it fills up to the same point relative to the reels' overall diameter so the arbor + backing diameter remains the same. A very good option for those that need plenty of backing. My Hatch trout reel is an original, slightly heavier 5+ which balances perfectly on my Z-Axis #5 though it is too heavy for my ONE #5, it gets the Nautilus FWX 5/6.