Hatch finatic 9+ or 11+

petyot

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Hi,

I have a spey rod, Loop Cross ST 13’6 in 9wt and I don’t know which model I should buy between the 9+ mid-arbor or the 11+ (MA or LA).

So far, I have found conflincting information...

Maybe one of you has some experience with a Hatch reel and a 13’6 spey rod in 9wt and could enlight me!

The idea for choosing a Hatch reel is that I also want to use the same reel for tarpon or permit and I know that the drag of those reel is amazing.

Thanks!
 

dynaflow

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I'd go for the 9wt.and wouldn't describe the drag pressure as "amazing".The most recent iteration of this model is an improvement but IMHO for the money there are stronger and sealed drags on other reels,like the Ross Evo R Salt.Hatch has improved the seal on the Mk.2 drag assembly but it's not sealed (despite the marketing blurb)....ingress was an issue with the Mk.1.
 
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