NEW LOOK: The Iconic Reel retains the now ‘Iconic’ Hatch window pattern with 6 fins, recalling the original Finatic model. Instantly identifiable and classic, the Hatch look is simply Iconic. They were due for a style upgrade that can be seen in the shape of the new drag knob - which brings depth - and the ‘H’ brand logo.
Hatch now use a bright dip finishing that brings out the shine of the machined parts while also keeping the strong colouring of matte anodize.
IMPROVED SEALING: Through better design, Hatch have increased sealing by eliminating water entry points through subtracting superfluous components from past models.
MACHINED REEL SEAT: Hatch were the first, and now one of the only reel manufacturers to make the reel body out of one piece. It is an expensive way to produce the reel, but has the advantage of never having a reel seat loosen up due to galvanic corrosion. For the Iconic, they have reshaped the reel seat for a more contemporary look.
NEW HANDLE/COUNTERWEIGHT: The new handle design significantly reduces the risk of galvanic corrosion. While the Iconic has retained the aluminum handle, it now has a softer look and feel.
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: Hatch's new carbon-filled drag material not only dissipates heat faster but also creates a smoother feel. This is their smoothest drag system to date.
Hatch ICONIC 7 Plus Large Arbor
Hatch ICONIC 7 Plus Mid Arbor
NEW SPOOL NUT: New look, similar function, but with a big improvement. On the Iconic, Hatch have implemented a one piece design in order to 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. Hatch have ported the spool arbor which will allow lines to dry better on the reel after use - think of it as ventilation. They have also cut aesthetic holes into the Mid Arbor spools, making it much simpler than before to distinguish between a large and mid arbor.