Thank you for the pictures and information. Just like with my rods, I seem to be all over the place with five or six brands of reels that I use. They each go well with the rod I use them on, which seems to work for me. I really like Galvan and Sage reels for the trout and cutthroat fly fishing that I do. I just bought another Galvan Rush Light #6 reel today for a new rod. With that said, I have always wanted to try a Hatch reel and have looked at the old Gen 2 a few times. I do believe that I will try out one of the Iconic 5+ reels in the near future. I like that grey/black color they have as well. Take CareI have a 4plus black and grey. I haven't fished it yet. It is a nice looking
reel but so are a lot of others. I would have been fine with the previous
version of the 4 plus but the price of used one wasn't that much of a
price break. I never had any issues with my other Hatch reels and
the upgrades to this one probably won't make any difference with
the fish I catch. Here is the reel and another 4000 hardy for comparison.
I want to say its about 6.8 oz with the 5wt line I have on it.
The other reel is Hardy 4000 MTX-S about 5.5 oz with 5wt line. I did
a poor job of photographing the much larger spool size of the MTX.