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Old 08-24-2011, 10:44 PM
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Default Re: Double Pawl

The Super 4N and Super 4 are two different animals completely. The Super 4N is narrower, taller, and lighter than the previous Super 4.

Abel uses double pawls on reels from Super 6N and up. The whole idea is to have a redundant pawl just in case one went bad. For trout sized reels, the second pawl is unnecessary. For larger game, it is just extra insurance.

The story that I got (although I cannot confirm it) is that some big game fly fishers wanted double pawls because Tibor had them. Steve Abel was so confident in his design, that he kept the single pawl design. After Steve sold the company, the new Abel management responded to its consumer base and added the second pawl.

Dennis
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