Abel Classic

Upstate08

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I’ve got a lead on an Abel Classic reel at a decent price. I know this is/was billed as a “light Spey” reel but is there any reason not to use it with conventional weight floating line?
 

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There's an abel classic, switch and spey. Which one? You are not obligated to use a "Spey" line. Marketing has really gone off the rail with fly gear.

CLASSIC SERIES

STANDARD ARBORREELEXTRA SPOOLWEIGHT (Oz.)SPOOL DIAMETER (inches)SPOOL WIDTH (inches)HUB DIAMETER (inches)LINE+YARDS of BACKING
Classic$495$3005.93.3000.800N/A3/4/5 Micro Spey lines
Switch$545$3308.53.7001.000N/A5/6/7 Spey lines
Spey$595$3609.04.0501.000N/A8/9/10 Spey lines
 

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I have one and used it on a single hand rod for some time. It is a great reel. Wish they still made them. I use it on a 4wt two-hander now. Think of them as you would a Perfect, great on single and two-hand rods.
 

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The Classic at 5.9 oz. would make a fine 6-weight or heavier 5-wt. reel. And, I too in general, have no need for spare spools. Spare reels, yes.
 
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