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IFTD 2016: New Finishes and The New Abel SDS Reel

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

In addition to new finishes like the Jon Osiris Tribal Grizzly and the new Grateful Dead designs, Abel introduced their Sealed Drag Saltwater reels. This new series sports a sealed drag system consisting of 16 polycarbonate and stainless discs for up to 20-pounds of fish-stopping power. Although it looks similar to the current Sealed Drag series, there's been some slight design changes to the spool and frame. Available in January, there will be a #7/8, #9/10, and #11/12 offered. This reel was so impressive that it won the Best Saltwater Fly Reel award at the IFTD show!

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