NEW LOOK: The Iconic Reel retains the now ‘Iconic’ Hatch window pattern with 6 fins, recalling the original Finatic model. Instantlyidentifiable and classic, the Hatch look is simply Iconic. However,we were due for a style upgrade that can be seen in the shape ofour drag knob - which brings depth - and our ‘H’ brand logo. Wenow use a bright dip finishing that brings out the shine of the machinedparts while also keeping the strong coloring of matte anodize.
MACHINED REEL SEAT: We were the first and now one of the only reel manufacturers to make the reel body out of one piece. It is an expensiveway to produce the reel but has the advantage of never having areel seat loosen up due to galvanic corrosion. For the Iconic, we havereshaped the reel seat for a more contemporary look.
NEW HANDLE/COUNTERWEIGHT: Our new handle design significantly reduces the risk of galvanic corrosion. While we have retained the aluminum handle, it now has a softer look and feel.
NEW SPOOL NUT: New look, similar function, but with a big improvement. On the Iconic we have implemented a one piece design in orderto prevent pieces from coming apart.
NEW SPOOL DESIGN: In many ways, the Iconic spool is similar to previous models, but with a few key differences. We have ported the spoolarbor which will allow lines to dry better on the reel after use - thinkof it as ventilation. We have also cut aesthetic holes into the Mid Arborspools, making it much simpler than before to distinguish between alarge and mid arbor.
IMPROVED SEALING: Through better design and concentricity, we have increased sealing by eliminating water entry points through subtracting superfluous components from past models.
IMPROVED STABILITY: The Iconic reel does not utilize a cassette to house the drag system as in past models - instead, it is now built into the body. This has decreased axial runout which creates a more stable and solid design.
NEW DRAG MATERIAL: Our new carbon-filled drag material not only dissipates heat faster but also creates a smoother feel. This is our smoothest drag system to date.
Iconic full specifications and approximate backing capacity with #68 Hatch Premium Backing. (May vary depending on attached fly line buts its a good reference point)
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As the name implies these reels are truly ICONIC. Going back yet definitely moving forward. In hand it just seems like so much more of a reel. Iconic? OK, but this is GEN3 all the way. Put one in your hand and you will immediately feel the difference. Put one on your rod and hook up, there is no going back!