Over the last 25 years there have been many words associated with Abel Reels, but those in our mission statement remain our favorites: To design and build the best, most dependable gear in the world and give world class customer service. Living by that mantra, along with the continued support of our loyal customers, has allowed us to continue to manufacture the best reels and tools available to fly anglers today. 1988 seems to be a lifetime ago, when we started small (relatively speaking) with our standard arbor Big Game series of reels. Back then, our original drags boasted "Stop a Sub" power, and that tradition of strength lives on in every Super Series reel today.
Available since 1999 in a size for every fish that swims, the Abel Super Series has proven itself time and again as the premier American-made reel. While there have been various improvements and adjustments over the years, there are things that have never changed. Specifically, a super-smooth, infinitely adjustable cork drag married to a strong, lightweight aluminum frame and large spool for increased line retrieval speed.
- QC 5/6
- QC 7/8
- QC 9/10
Versatility has always been a hallmark of design at Abel, and with the introduction of the Super Series Quick Change in 2009, an entirely new level was achieved. The QC series gives anglers the ability to swap out spools at a moment's notice, faster than ever before. Just a spin of the drag knob, a turn and a push of the center cap, and the spool is released. Add a new spool, reverse the process, and it is finished.
Introduced to meet the demands of silver-chasing, longrod-casting fanatics of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, the Classic series was created with the "classic" steelhead-salmon reel in mind. As is every other Abel reel they are machined from lightweight aluminum, but differ from the Super Series in that they are fitted with a strong, beautiful sounding click-and-pawl drag system, and capacities for any two-handed casting application.
- TR LIGHT
Originally designed in 1992, then reintroduced in 2008, the Abel Trout series reels offers a basic, beautiful standard-arbor reel with classic lines combined with the sound and traditional smoothness of an adjustable click-and-pawl drag system. These featherweight reels offer the fly fishing purist a reel true to the classic origins of the sport, but manufactured with modern materials to Abel's exacting standards.
- AC1 SA
- AC2 SA
- AC1 LA
- AC2 LA
The click/pawl reel redefined! The Abel Creek was introduced in 1998, and combined the best aspects of large-arbor design within a traditional "old-school" type of click and pawl reel. It also sports an adjustable drag, with varying tension achieved by simply turning a hex nut with your finger. For the purist, the Creek Series is part of our FlexABELity series, and therefore is also available in a standard arbor configuration. Regardless of spool type, the generous porting reduces weight to a miniscule amount, perfect for the lightest of finesse rods.