Originally Posted by miamimikepa
Tons of hype around this reel since it's made in the USA and even more so by Abel. My question is why pay a premium for this reel when you can just buy one of Abel's click & pawl reels cheaper?
That's a good point. However, it should be noted that the price of the Abel CFO is half of what Orvis is charging for the current British-made version.
Also, the Abel Classic costs quite a bit more than the new CFO or the Trout or Creek reels offered by Abel, assuming that they all should be priced similarly, since they are all click & pawl reels.
I don't think the price point on the CFO is unreasonable.