Re: Should I buy an Abel Super8?
I use my Super 7 in below freezing temps for steelhead and have never had a problem with the cork drag. I've heard the same so no doubt some have had issues. Heck, I've fished a sealed drag Lamson Velocity and had it freeze up on me because the housing froze to the spool so it can happen to reels. Put it this way, when I'm fishing winter steel and the flyline is coated with so much ice its stiff and hard to break off... well I don't care what type of reel you are fishing there will be some issues.