Re: Hatch Reels
Trident, Thank you for reposting your #8 reel test here. The Hardy Fortuna and Hatch surely have earned their high placement and it is cool you included newish Cheeky (did they get any points for color combos?). But where are the Nautilus NV, a core player in this category, and Galvan Torque to name two? Also, you did not subtract points from reels with poor, too wide for intuitive uniform line retrieval, aspect ratios...a big draw back in 8-weight type fishing where one gets into ones backing more than in most trout fishing situations.
We all look forward to your second generation fly reel comparison being further inclusive and featuring more sharply defined rating categories. This forum is a very supportive fan and critic of evaluative tackle comparisons.