Wildlife artist James Prosek and precision fishing tackle manufacturer Abel have combined their creativity for the ninth time to produce a fund raising fly reel, this one to benefit the Big Hole River Foundation's fight to preserve the area's native Arctic grayling.
A new for 2010 model Abel Super 4N large arbor reel - for 4- and 5-weight flylines - will be done in a hand painted and anodized Arctic grayling finish inspired by Prosek. Abel will produce a limited edition of 100 signed and numbered reels to be accompanied by an Arctic grayling giclee print with corresponding number. Reels and giclee prints numbers 1 and 2 are being donated by Abel to the Big Hole River Foundation for the organization's conservation fund raising.
The foundation's objectives include Conservation and Research; Education and Outreach; and Management and Administration.
The Abel Super 4N large arbor reel has a spool diameter of 3.300 inches with a 0.675 inch spool width. The reel weighs 4.6 ounces.
The Big Hole River in southwest Montana is one of the only free-flowing rivers remaining in the west. The waterway is more than 150 miles in length and drains some 2,500 square miles.
The American-made Super 4N is machined from cold finished 6061-T aircraft quality aluminum and then anodized utilizing Abel's proprietary procedure.
Prosek, who has authored and/or illustrated Trout an Illustrated History, Trout of the World, Joe and Me, Fly-Fishing the 41st Parallel, Early Love and Brook Trout and a children's book, A Good Day's Fishing, has been called the James Audubon of fish.
These finishes are still available on any Super Series or Big Game reels/spools for the standard prices.
No longer available.