Hatch 7+. Perfect reel for a rod in the 13.5ft range. With the mid arbor spool, it's large enough backing for when you need to tackle larger saltwater species.I'm in the market for a reel to balance a 13' 7/8 weight Spey rod. I'm also in the market for a 10W saltwater fly reel. I'm trying to figure out if there's a saltwater reel with the right specs to do double duty on a steelhead river.