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Abel Anti/Reverse Reels

2009 marks the 15th year Abel has made Anti-Reverse Reels.

  • Reel Frame, spool, drag knob, and foot are 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum
  • Teflon sealed bearings are ISO9001:2000 and AS9100 Certified FAA TSO C149 Aircraft Bearings
  • Cork Drag System is made entirely in the Abel factory. They use a superior high-grade Portuguese cork with a little neat's-foot oil on it.
  • Double Pawl System: All Anti-Reverse reels are built with our recently upgraded double pawl system. Advantages include: increased reliability, back-up strength and unique sound.
  • Industry's only sealed ball bearing design.
  • Lighter, more dependable and fewest moving parts of any Anti-Reverse reel on the market.
  • Each A/R reel comes with its own finger wrench for removing the spool.
  • Unlike a traditional single action fly reel, on an anti/reverse, the handle does not turn when a fish runs. Each A/R reel comes with its own finger wrench for removing the spool. Yes, fish caught on an anti/reverse reel are eligible for IGFA World Records.

    Reels also have the option of coming with a rosewood, ebony, zebra, walnut, or NEW Aluminum handle.

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    abel_antireverse_sm Abel Anti/Reverse Super 8 Large Arbor
    Line Weights: 8-9
    Weight: 8.9 oz.
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    Abel A/R Super 8 Large Arbor - Spare Spool
    Spool Diameter: 3.90"
    Spool Width: 1.125"
    Hub Diameter: 1.900"
    Line + Yards of Backing
    8 + 220 20#
    9 + 190 20#

    New Double Pawl Design

    With Abel's unique FlexABELity of spools and frames, it substantially increases your options. FlexABELity means spools from the Big Game Series fitting into the frames of Large Arbor Super Series and vice versa. Please see Reel Specifications for their FlexABELity - a feature that essentially gives you two separate reels for the price of less than one-and-one-half.

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