We are super excited to have a brand new restock of some of the slickest Abel reels on the market. The incredible attention to detail in these reels is enough of a selling point alone, but if you are more interested in performance rather than a beautiful paint job, let's go over some of the quick specifics details of these Abel Fly Reels.
Winner of the best new freshwater reel at the 2017 ICAST/IFTD show, the SDF comes on the heels of our move to Colorado: the trout-based surroundings inspired us to take it up a notch. Based on the SDS (Sealed Drag Salt), the SDF (Sealed Drag Fresh) is a scaled-down version of the award-winning saltwater titan featuring similar porting and a stainless steel/carbon fluoropolymer drag system. The SDF boasts enormous drag, an adjustment range almost three times greater than its predecessor, and virtually zero start-up inertia. We took what was learned from our SDS design, made sure to include the unmistakable Abel fit and finish, and created the best freshwater reel we have ever seen.
VAYA: Spanish for 'Go!', as in go outside, go explore, go fishing!
Crafted by avid Colorado anglers, the VAYA series debuts an all-new technical look and feel paired with outstanding performance. The partially-ported VAYA frame offers the unique combination of minimized weight, incredible rigidity, and just enough surface area to highlight Abel’s hard-anodized finishes. The frame interior also features varying sets of CNC-milled fly patterns, relevant to each size of reel.
The large-arbor spool features a precision-balanced, dual-pawl drag engagement design that eliminates the need for a counterweight. The spool's mechanical incoming click compliments the audible, smooth feel of the outgoing drag. The carbon / stainless multi-disk drag system produces substantial resistance while providing a wide range of adjustability for delicate tippet.
Now let's take a look at some of the freshly restocked colorways we have just gotten from our friends over at Abel.