Leland on the Hatch 9 Plus Fly Fishing Reel
Smooth, stylish and, dare we say, “sexy”? Just a few adjectives used to describe the looks of the Pulse 9 Plus reel. Silky smooth with a powerful drag, strong as an ox and tarpon proof! The Hatch Pulse 9 Plus
is, without a doubt, one of the most stylishly machined aluminum fly reels on the market. At the center of the Pulse is the large, stainless steel one-way bearing. This bearing provides for the silky smooth retrieve
. It's surrounded by six 1/4-inch Rulon and five stainless disc washers. There are two types of spools
, a mid-arbor for increased backing capacity or a large arbor for increased drag control and rapid line retrieval. The machining is second to none.
Read the Review of the Hatch 9 Plus!
- Weight: 11.0 oz
- Spool Diameter: 4.25inches
- Spool Width: 1.375 inches
- Mid Arbor Spool: Line + Yards of Backing: 9 + 450 30# 10 + 400 30#, 11 + 375 30#
- Large Arbor Spool: Line + Yards of Backing: 9 + 300 30# 10 + 250 30#, 11 + 200 30#
Hatch Fly Fishing Reels
Short on history, but long in tradition and deep with passion! Hatch Fly
Fishing Reels were born out a dream of making a fly fishing reel that
has it all; lightweight material, high quality machining, and a drag
system with tolerances previously thought unreachable.
A Hatch is more than a fly fishing reel. It's an experience. From its
unique features to the precision machining, a Hatch fly fishing reel
oozes quality. Hatch Fly Fishing Reels were made to last a lifetime, and
then some. It's our commitment to our customers that we will keep
inspiring you with innovative new products now and in the future.
Hatch on the Hatch Drag System
STACKED DISC DRAG
The majority of the drags in reels on the market today incorporate what we call one to one surface contact. Meaning that one surface (metal) is driven or drawn toward
another surface (cork, plastic, carbon fiber, graphite, etc). Hatch reels take a completely different approach by incorporating a stacked disc drag. The discs are made up of a combination of stainless steel and Rulon®, and positioned in a stacked configuration.
The red discs are the Rulon
®, the silver are stainless steel. Notice that you have braking surface on both sides
of the stainless steel discs. 6 surfaces on the 3 Plus, 8 surfaces on the 5 & 7 Plus and 10 surfaces on the 9 Plus. Since braking pressure is happening to both sides simultaneously, the material wears evenly. EBS is measured by the surface contact area of one disc times the number of surfaces it contacts.
EBS (Effective Braking Surface)
Each size reel has its own unique disc size
. The size and number of discs determines the EBS in square inches. Now this explanation is way oversimplified, but it’s a start. If you’re interested in knowing more please call us at Hatch.
What is the Benefit?
1. More surface
area makes for a smoother
, more durable drag and virtually eliminates start up inertia.
2. Heat distribution occurs over multiple surfaces
, rather than one to one surface contact, thereby eliminating stick slip problems caused by extreme heat in high-speed runs.
3. Disc materials require NO lubrication or maintenance.
Hatch on Hatch Fly Reels
In the beginning, we had some pretty far-out ideas about our Hatch fly
fishing reels. So much so, that our creativity far exceeded the
boundaries of machine capability. We tweaked, tortured, and twisted all
varieties of metal and configurations until Hatch came up with the fly
fishing reels you see today. The culmination of which has far exceeded
Hatch Fly Reels' expectations and those of Hatch's dealers and
Hatch was created for the hardcore fly fishing enthusiast and
recreational angler alike. Hatch is dedicated to pioneers and pirates.
Hatch is a brand whose sole focus is on providing the most stylish, high
performance fly fishing reels on the market today. And we at Hatch
think that’s just what we’ve done.