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 an enormous amount of 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.
I bought this reel and am amazed in the craftmanship. I went with the 5/6 Brown Trout finish and absolutely love it. I bring this one out when I am on the hunt for a larger fish and need the drag. The quality of all Abel reels are unbelievable you won't regret buying one.