Originally Posted by sageandonion
The spool release on the Abel Super is a joke. I've no doubt Abel are superb quality reels - and I love the look of them - but that detail alone made me sell mine (Super 3N and 4N) and go for Bauer.
I agree with this. I know of more than one person who lost that nut in a boat! That being said, how many people actually use spare spools anymore? Most everyone I know has gone away from that and just carry an extra rig (rod and reel).