Originally Posted by leithel
I really just want to open this up for discussion. These two reels are very close in price. I love the nostalgic appearance of the Hardy. I love the modern machining and durable appearance of the Abel. The open frame on the Abel enables palming. The Hardy is the perfect look for the 7' 6" honey colored glass rod I have in mind for it. Ultimately I know this is my decision. It's actually a fun dilemma. Thanks for looking.
I agree with the others, go with the LRH But, if you were to go with an Abel I would look at the TR1.