Re: Abel Creek 1 LA vs SA for my Sage LL 389?
I use an Abel Big Game 0 and a Galvan Standard 3.0 on my 389LL. The "O" is 4.7 oz and feels excellent on the stick. I like a heavier reel than some others. The Galvan Standard is 4.3, also feels excellent. So, to answer your question specifically, I would choose the Standard Arbor Abel Creek 1 because it's a little heavier, especially when loaded with backing. In my opinion, it would feel better to me. While the 389LL is by no means a heavy fly rod, it's not a Sage TXL-F or Circa. It's a little older, a little heavier, and oh so sweet of a fly rod. Enjoy.