Hatch Iconic Fly Reel 9 Plus Saltwater Slam Limited Edition

Part Number: ICONICSLAM9


Hatch Iconic 9 Plus Fly Fishing Reel - Saltwater Slam Limited Edition

The 2023 Custom Saltwater Slam Reels are here! Inspired by top saltwater species, these geometrically designed reels are in a league of their own! These are also Hatch's first ever half-frame reels.

The Saltwater Slam Iconics have been specially anodized in fan-favorite cyan blue and hand-painted with a complimentary teal paint for that true ocean blue look. This run is available in sizes 7+ with Bonefish engraving, 9+ with Permit engraving, and 11+ with Tarpon engraving - all in large arbor only.

Proudly made in Southern California, USA.

Hatch Iconic 9+ fly reels bring Hatch performance into double digit line weight sizes. The fly reel for tarpon, permit and salmon fly fishing with 9-11wt fly rods.

Protection Diameter Width Weight Line Weights
Type II Anodized 4.375" 1.20" 10.2oz 9-11

The new Hatch Iconic fly fishing reels are made in the USA, full machined fly reels capable of performing in any fly fishing conditions.  Keeping true to the Hatch aesthetic and calling back to the Finatic family of fly reels, these new Iconic models are powered by a new drag system that is smoother and more securely sealed than any Hatch reel ever.  

Improved Sealing

Achieved through better design and concentricity, Hatch increased sealing by eliminating water entry points through subtracting superfluous components from past models.

Improved Stability

Iconic fly reels do 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 Iconic fly reels feature a new carbon-filled drag material that not only dissipates heat faster but also creates a smooth­er feel. This is Hatch's smoothest drag system to date.

New Spool Design

In many ways, the Iconic spool is similar to previ­ous models, but with a few key differences. Hatch Iconic fly reels have ported spool arbors which will allow lines to dry better on the reel after use - think of it as ventilation. Hatch has also cut aesthetic holes into the Mid Arbor spools, making it much simpler than before to distinguish between a large and mid arbor. 

New Spool Nut

New look, similar function, but with a big improve­ment. On the Iconic Hatch has implemented a one piece design in order to prevent pieces from coming apart. 

New Handle/Counterweight

The new handle design significantly reduces the risk of galvanic corrosion. While Hatch has retained the aluminum handle, it now has a softer look and feel.

New Look

The Iconic Reel retains the now ‘Iconic ’Hatch window pattern with 6 fins, recalling the original Hatch Finatic model. Instantly identifiable and classic, the Hatch look is simply Iconic. However, a style upgrade was due and can be seen in the shape of the new drag knob - which brings depth - and the Hatch ‘H’ brand logo. A bright dip finishing is now used and brings out the shine of the machined parts while also keeping the strong coloring of matte anodize.

Machined Reel Seat

Hatch was 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, Hatch have reshaped the reel seat for a more contemporary look. 

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