Abel Reels

Jamie Dow

Active Member
By all means fish those pretty reels! That's what they were made for. Abel guy from way back, mostly TRs and now SDF. Never had a problem. Regarding tests, never heard of a single fish being lost due to "start up inertia" and some of the reviewers admit same.
I have been a staunch cork drag guy for a long long time and have shied away from sealed drags. But after talking to Jeff Patterson at Abel and the testing they did with their's in the Keys I decided to give them a go. I have two 9/10 SDSs and they have been my go to reels for redfish the last six months or so. So far I love them but they havent' been tested really. April in the Seychelles will be the real test.

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