Colorful Colorado!! You will not find a more colorful Reel!! Our hometown favorite Abel Reels was Winner of the best new freshwater reel for 2018 by Fly Fisherman Magazine and Best of Show at the 2017 ICAST/IFTD industry trade show. The trout-based surroundings of Montrose Colorado inspired Abel to take it up a notch.
Based on the SDS (Sealed Drag Salt), the SDF (Sealed Drag Fresh) is a scaled-down version of the award-winning saltwater titan featuring similar porting and a stainless steel / carbon fluoropolymer drag system. The SDF boasts an enormous amount of drag, an adjustment range almost three times greater than its predecessor, and virtually zero start up inertia.
Abel took what was learned from the SDS design, made sure to include the unmistakable Abel fit and finish, and created the best freshwater reel we have ever seen.