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Abel SDF Fly Reels

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Abel SDF Fly Reels

Winner of the best new freshwater reel for by Fly Fisherman Magazine and Best of Show at the ICAST/IFTD industry trade show, the Abel SDF is 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, virtually zero start up inertia, and a buttery smooth sealed drag system. 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.

The Abel SDF is a premium lightweight powerhouse, hand-crafted by expert machinists in Montrose, Colorado. Custom Abel reels are available through ReelFlyRod by special order. We do keep a handful the more popular custom reels in stock.


User convertible retrieval system

Large arbor increases line retrieval rate and reduces line memory

Almost a full ounce lighter than the original SD

Drag pressure ranges from zero to an amazing 10 pounds

Incredibly wide range of drag adjustment from zero to max

Designed & machined by trout junkies in Colorado

Quick change spool

Made in USA

Have questions or need expert advice choosing the perfect Abel reel to suit your needs? Please contact our ReelFlyRod Pro Staff by phone or email. We are here to help you find the perfect Abel Reel for your local waters. Custom Abel Vaya fly reels are available by special order through ReelFlyRod.

Have product questions or need help choosing the perfect Abel fly reel for your specific needs? Our Pro Staff of fly fishing experts is here to help you find the right Abel reel to maximize your success and enjoyment on the water!

**Orders for Custom Abels are currently backordered for 4-6 Months. Please call the shop and speak to our Pro Staff about current availablity.**

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