Abel's 6061 aluminum reel handles are 1/8th inch longer than our standard wooden handles with a knurled finger grip. They are fitted with a hand-pressed Delrin insert for the absolutely smoothest feel this side of vanilla ice cream. And just as luscious. Their weight precisely matches the weight of the counterbalance. They won’t chip, fracture, splinter or snap no matter the temperature or conditions. They are, in a word, forever.