Abel reel is ‘Classic’ for modern trout angler
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Abel’s 2013 Classic reel for 4, 5 and 6 weight fly lines has been designed for the modern trout angler, says the Camarillo, California-based company.
Despite its contemporary features, Abel adds that the Classic has the feel and appearance of a generation-old Spey reel. Weighing just 5.9 oz, it has been engineered with an externally adjustable click/pawl drag and line over-run system and is available in either a vented (open) or solid spool.
The Classic reels are anodised using Abel’s exclusive method for both fresh and light saltwater use.
The frames and spools are made from cold-rolled 6061-T650 aircraft-grade aluminium. Cold rolling increases the strength by 20% and also improves the surface finish and holds tighter tolerances.
In addition to field tests in a variety of freshwater locations from Alaska to upstate New York, the Classic was used extensively in the salt of Washington’s Puget Sound for sea-run cutthroat trout.
- Weight: 5.9 oz;
- Spool diameter: 3.300 inches;
- Spool width: 0.800 inches;
- 4-weight line with 200 yards of 20# backing;
- 5-weight line with 175 yards of 20# backing;
- 6-weight line with 150 yards of 20# backing;
- Reel $450
- Extra spool $225.
Business contacts Tel: + 805 484 8789 Email: Web: www.abelreels.com