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Hatch Reels

Over the years we’ve met thousands of anglers, attended dozens of shows and events, visited a ton of dealers, listened to the advice of hundreds of guides, met some of the pioneers of our sport and traveled the globe fly fishing. Not too shabby for a couple of overgrown children from SoCal. Through it all one question always comes up: How did it all begin?

Back in 2003, two days before a trip to the Eastern Sierras, I purchased what was the most expensive fly reel I had ever owned. It was a beautiful piece of equipment and I was excited to use it. Two hours into the first day the reel stopped working. Literally, parts were falling off. I was pissed! It was on the drive back home that I thought to myself that I could build a better reel.

I reached out to a business friend who was the only person that I knew whose products were machined. That friend suggested that I call Danny Ashcraft, but instead of calling, I drove over and walked in the front door. When I asked for Danny, I was told he was on vacation — fly-fishing in Idaho as it turns out. What were the odds of finding a machine shop owner in San Diego who was also an avid fly fisherman on the very first try?

So a deal was struck — and within days, the two of us would become business partners. Two strangers with nothing more in common than a love for fly fishing, Mexican beer, fine tequila, great wine and tacos. Perfect. Over the next 20 months Danny and I tortured and tweaked all sorts of materials until we came up with our first working prototype. Drag, durability and design were the main criteria. The goal was to make heirloom quality reels that held up over time, looked great and stopped fish in their tracks.

At the 2005 Fly Fishing Retailer Show in Denver we showed up with one reel that actually worked – the 56 (now the 5 Plus). We also had the prototype of the 78 (now the 7 Plus), which was non-working, but we asked potential dealers to “imagine” how great it was going to be. I guess it worked. When we returned we put the pedal to the metal and the rest is history.

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Hatch Saltwater Slam 11 Plus Tarpon Iconic Fly Reel

We are happy to announce the 2023 Custom Saltwater Slam Reels are in stock at TCO! These are Hatch's first ever half-frame engraved reels! This is ...

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Hatch Saltwater Slam 9 Plus Permit Iconic Fly Reel

We are happy to announce the 2023 Custom Saltwater Slam Reels are in stock at TCO! These are Hatch's first ever half-frame engraved reels! This is ...

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Hatch Saltwater Slam 7 Plus Bonefish Iconic Fly Reel

We are happy to announce the 2023 Custom Saltwater Slam Reels are in stock at TCO! These are Hatch's first ever half-frame engraved reels! This is ...

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Hatch Gargoyle Green Iconic Limited Edition 11 Plus Large Arbor Fly Reel

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Hatch Iconic 11 Plus Fly Reel

ICONIC FLY REEL 11 PLUS The goal was to create a larger reel that bridged the gap between the original 9 and 12 Plus models. We also wanted to make...

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Hatch Gargoyle Green Iconic Limited Edition 9 Plus Large Arbor Fly Reel

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Hatch Nevermore Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 9 Plus

The Nevermore Iconics have been specially made in what we refer to as our "murdered out" palette. Black body, black paint, black handle, black EVER...

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Hatch Jokester Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 9 Plus

The Jokester Iconics have been specially anodized in a striking Purple and Green combo and hand-painted with a complimentary white paint. This run ...

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Hatch Outdoors Custom Iconic MerTrout Reel Limited Edition Fly Reel 5 Plus

Certainly the most unique of the engraved reels we've made, these Custom MerTrout Reels are for anglers with a sense of humor. This reel is sure to...

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Hatch Iconic 9 Plus Fly Reel

ICONIC FLY REEL 9 PLUS Where the rubber meets the road my friends! If you’ve been dreaming of a reel that has the look, feel and performance of a F...

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Hatch Outdoors Custom Iconic Martian Green Limited Edition Fly Reel 7 Plus

These reels are out of this world. The new Martian Green Collection features reels and tools in a special "Martian" Green anodize with orange paint...

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Hatch Nevermore Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 7 Plus

The Nevermore Iconics have been specially made in what we refer to as our "murdered out" palette. Black body, black paint, black handle, black EVER...

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Hatch Gargoyle Green Iconic Limited Edition 7 Plus Large Arbor Fly Reel

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Hatch Jokester Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 7 Plus

The Jokester Iconics have been specially anodized in a striking Purple and Green combo and hand-painted with a complimentary white paint. This run ...

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Hatch Endless Summer Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 7 Plus

The Endless Summer Iconics have been specially anodized in a rich and vibrant pink and hand-painted with a complimentary sunset yellow-orange. This...

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Hatch Iconic 7 Plus Fly Reel

ICONIC FLY REEL 7 PLUS 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 ...

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Hatch Outdoors Custom Iconic Martian Green Limited Edition Fly Reel 5 Plus

These reels are out of this world. The new Martian Green Collection features reels and tools in a special "Martian" Green anodize with orange paint...

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Hatch Gargoyle Green Iconic Limited Edition 5 Plus Large Arbor Fly Reel

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Hatch Nevermore Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 5 Plus

The Nevermore Iconics have been specially made in what we refer to as our "murdered out" palette. Black body, black paint, black handle, black EVER...

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Hatch Jokester Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 5 Plus

The Jokester Iconics have been specially anodized in a striking Purple and Green combo and hand-painted with a complimentary white paint. This run ...

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Hatch Endless Summer Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 5 Plus

The Endless Summer Iconics have been specially anodized in a rich and vibrant pink and hand-painted with a complimentary sunset yellow-orange. This...

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Hatch Outdoors Custom Iconic Martian Green Limited Edition Fly Reel 4 Plus

These reels are out of this world. The new Martian Green Collection features reels and tools in a special "Martian" Green anodize with orange paint...

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Hatch Gargoyle Green Iconic Limited Edition 4 Plus Large Arbor Fly Reel

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Hatch Jokester Iconic Limited Edition Fly Reel 4 Plus

The Jokester Iconics have been specially anodized in a striking Purple and Green combo and hand-painted with a complimentary white paint. This run ...

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