An evolutionary update to the original tried and true Finatic. Consistent with our uncompromising commitment to premium quality there have been several significant performance improvements and aesthetic enhancements including: new 9 Window frame design, non-reflective mist finish, non stick cranks, concave frame design for additional weight relief, and teflon lip seals and shielded bearings that add a whole new level of protection against the elements
NEW FRAME FEATURES
We’ve gone from 7 windows in the Gen 1 Fanatic to 9 windows in the Gen 2. We’ve also created a concave surface inside of the frame which allows us to eliminate unnecessary weight, thereby making the reel lighter without sacrificing any strength.
NEW BEAD BLAST MIST FINISH
For 2018 we’re incorporating a mist finish on our entire line up of reels. Misting creates smoother edges and provides for a more consistent non-reflective finish throughout. Plus it looks pretty cool!
NEW CRANKS & COUNTERBALANCE
The Gen 2 Finatic incorporates an Ultraflon sleeve that covers the aluminum shaft and separates it from the aluminum crank handle. By doing this we’ve eliminated the chance for galvanic corrosion, so your crank will spin effortlessly for years to come.
NEW LIP SEALS + BEARINGS
For 2018 we’ve added lip seals and shielded bearings to all our reels as a one two punch to protect against the elements and add a whole new level of water protection.
2 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC REEL
Small water perfection. The 2 Plus is rated for 2 through 4 weight lines, weighs only 3.7oz without line, and measures 3" in diameter. Match up with your favorite lightweight fly rod and you’re ready to fish any small stream, lake, or favorite dry fly stretch of water. Fully CNC machined in Vista, CA with a proprietary Rulon/Stainless Steel stacked disk drag, the 2 Plus is available in 6 color options and Large arbor only.
20# Hatch Dacron Backing: WF2F-80Y, WF3F-70Y, WF4F-70Y
68# Hatch Premium Backing: WF2F-80Y, WF3F-70Y, WF4F-70Y
LINE WEIGHTS 2–4
DIAMETER 3.0" WIDTH .875" WEIGHT 3.2oz
3 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC REEL
If you’re looking for the perfect trout reel than you just found it. The 3 Plus is capable of running 3 through 5 weight lines with ample backing capacity for the occasional whopper that might come along. At first glance you’ll notice this aint no dainty trout reel. This little wonder means business.
20# Hatch Dacron Backing: MA WF3F-155Y, WF4F-140Y, WF5F-124Y
68# Hatch Premium Backing: MA WF4F-140Y, WF5F-124Y
LINE WEIGHTS 3–5
DIAMETER 3.25" WIDTH .8250" WEIGHT 4.8oz
4 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC REEL
The 4 Plus bridges the gap in size and weight between the 3 and 5 Plus models. The reel was designed to be the perfect 5-weight reel, but feels equally balanced with both 4 and 6 weight lines as well.
20# Hatch Dacron Backing: MA WF4F-165Y, WF5F-150Y, WF6F-120Y
68# Hatch Premium Backing: MA WF4F-165Y, WF5F-150Y, WF6F-120Y
LINE WEIGHTS 4–6
DIAMETER 3.425" WIDTH .90" WEIGHT 4.9oz
5 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC REEL
We call this bad boy the “do it all” reel. We’ve used this workhorse surf fishing in So Cal, light steelheading in Oregon, hucking nasty streamers to ravenous browns in Montana, and stalking bones on the flats in Belize. Designed for running 5 through 7 line weights
20# Hatch Dacron Backing: MA WF5F-120Y, WF6F-100Y, WF7F-80Y
68# Hatch Premium Backing: MA WF5F-120Y, WF6F-100Y, WF7F-80Y
LINE WEIGHTS 5–7
DIAMETER 3.625" WIDTH .9375" WEIGHT 6.2oz
7 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC REEL
If I was stranded on a desert island and had only one reel to bring it would be the 7 Plus. We have sold more of these bad boys than any other size in the Hatch line up. Why? Because it’s the perfect crossover reel for both salt and fresh water fly fishing. From Bonefish to Permit, Steelhead to Carp this reel has you covered.
20# Hatch Dacron Backing: MA WF7F-340Y, WF8F-320Y, WF9F-300Y
68# Hatch Premium Backing: MA WF7F-340Y, WF8F-320Y, WF9F-300Y
LINE WEIGHTS 7–9 DIAMETER 4.0" WIDTH 1.125" WEIGHT 8.4oz
9 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC REEL
If you’ve been dreaming of a reel that has the look, feel and performance of a Ferrari than look no further. Capable of running 9 through 12 weight lines, and your choice of mid or large arbor spools, this reel is one versatile hombre. If you are truly serious about saltwater or spey fishing than this is your next reel.
30# Hatch Dacron Backing: MA WF9F-300Y, WF10F-280Y, WF11F-260Y
68# Hatch Premium Backing: MA WF9F-400Y, WF10F-380Y, WF11F-360Y
LINE WEIGHTS 9–11
DIAMETER 4.25" WIDTH 1.375" WEIGHT 10.3oz
11 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC REEL
We designed this reel with one thing in mind—Tarpon. The goal was to create a larger reel that bridged the gap between the 9 Plus and 12 Plus models. We also wanted to make sure it had an oversized handle for greater grip control when fighting those big silver critters. The mid arbor option is also great for spey rods from 13.5' to 14.5’.
30# Hatch Dacron Backing: MA WF11F-360Y, WF12F-340Y
68# Hatch Premium Backing: MA WF11F-500Y, WF12F-450Y
LINE WEIGHTS 11–12
DIAMETER 4.625" WIDTH 1.50" WEIGHT 11.28oz
12 PLUS GEN 2 FINATIC REEL
Conventional wisdom says: Never take a knife to a gunfight. And when you’re tackling big critters like the ones this reel was designed for, then I think that’s really sound advice. The 12 Plus was designed for fish that are notorious for being really hard to handle. GTs or Tuna, just to name a few, can undo your average gear in a fraction of a second. You will not find a better fish-fighting tool on the market for these situations. Oh yeah, it’s also great for big spey applications.
68# Hatch Premium Backing: MA WF11F-500Y, WF12F-450Y
LINE WEIGHTS 12–16
DIAMETER 5.0" WIDTH 1.6875" WEIGHT 14.8oz