Noted Woodcut Artist Tyler Hackett (Wandering Blue Lines) has teamed up with Trouts Fly Fishing to release a very limited run of Engraved Abel Reels. The best Fly Reels on the planet now feature one-of-a-kind engravings highlighting Tyler's skills as a Woodcut Artist and Print Maker.
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.