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, its also great for big spey applications.
68# Hatch Premium Backing: LA WF11F-400Y, WF12F-360Y;MA WF11F-500Y, WF12F-450Y
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Large vs Mid Arbor
All Hatch reels are offered in both large or mid arbor configurations.The two different size spools are capable of running on the same frame, allowing an angler to run three or more line weights on a single reel.