Nice Abel. They look fantastic in any color, and you can't go wrong with black. There's not a single piece of plastic on them, and they will outlast us for sure. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by chased
Seeing all them beautiful Abels made me cry a little.
They make me cry a little when I pay the bill, but only for a second or two. They are truly works of art, and I really enjoy them.
I use my Super 8's a lot in the surf, and every now and then I'll hook a fish that heads out for the Channel Islands like a freight train. Hearing an Abel sing, and knowing the cork drag will eventually wear out the fish is a great feeling.
The salt has absolutely zero effect on these reels. When I get home, I set the reel in a bucket of clean water, take it apart, and make sure it's clean and lubed for the next outing.
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I found this one in the display case at a local fly shop. It was brand new in the box, but I think it had been in their inventory for a while. I don't know when they stopped making this in England, but I would venture to guess it has been a while. It was still priced at $110. I had to bring it home. I haven't used it yet, but I plan to put it to work soon.