Jeff Patterson of Abel Reels explains the features of the New Abel SDS.
Winner of the best new saltwater reel at the 2016 ICAST/IFTD show, the Abel SDS (Sealed Drag Salt) takes all the power, reliability, and smoothness of its smaller counterpart and combines them in a larger package capable of taking on saltwater gamefish of all sizes. A unique multi-disc drag system yields an industry leading 20+ pounds of braking power, and is completely sealed from the elements. Available in 3 sizes beginning in January, 2017, this makes the SDS perfect for fighting big bones on light tippet as well as providing the power needed to halt hard-fighting tarpon in their tracks.
- Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot made of 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum
- Alternating stacked carbon composite and stainless steel disc drag system
- Quick change spool
- User convertible retrieval direction
- Made in USA