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Abel Customization - Reel Finish

Abstract suggestions of fish on reels, knives, and pliers done individually by our creative art department capture the essence of our sport.

Each artistically anodized reel is one-of-a-kind. No two are alike because each is anodized individually using our own artistic metallurgical process.

**Custom orders can take up to 8 weeks**

Solid/Satin Finishes (except Black)

In addition to our world famous high gloss black coral anodized reels, we offer different solid color anodized finishes to compliment your preferred fly rod, share your pride with your school or pro-sports team fan colors, or simply because it is your favorite finish. We also offer a textured, non-glare satin finish that is skullfully silicon bead-blased by hand for greater durability.

Black Coral (standard)

Satin Black

Blue III

Satin Blue III

Bronze (Satin Bronze too)

Dark Brown (Satin Dark Brown too)

Deep Blue (Satin Deep Blue too)

Deep Green (Satin Deep Green too)

Grass Green (Satin Grass Green too)

Lime Green (Satin Lime Green too)


Satin Olive

Dark Olive (Satin Dark Olive too)

Pink (Satin Pink too)

Platinum (Satin Platinum too)

Purple (Satin Purple too)

Red (Satin Red too)

Orange (Satin Orange too)


Satin Slate

Teal (Satin Teal too)

Fade/Satin Fade Finishes

Remember those wonderful bomb pops you got from the ice cream truck as a kid? Our unique line of fade finishes similarly blend from one color to another offering you an all-new treat as a grown-up. Abel’s talented anodizing team has developed yet another unique option to make a reel your own favorite design.

Black/Blue Fade (Satin too)

Black/Green Fade

Black/Platinum Fade

Black/Red Fade (Satin too)

Rasta Fade

Tier 1 Finishes (4hr+ hand crafted)

"These designes are actually painted by hand?" We get that question all the time when our products are on display at the fly fishing shows we attend. And YES, they absolutely are. We developed a proprietary anodizing process that allows our art department to painstakingly apply, by-hand with a paintbrush, the various colors on our products. While these finishes are "painted" on, it is important to know that the colors are actually anodized, and will not chip or fade over time. Each hand-painted finish in our Tier 1 category requires a minimum of 4 hours artistic anodizing time to accomplish, and can certainly be considered a one-of-a-kind heirloom reel.

Retro Green

Retro Carnival

Retro Fire

Retro Caribbean

Atlantic Salmon

Chrome Steelhead


Rainbow Trout

Wild Trout

Tier 2 Finishes (7hr+ hand crafted) +$500

The detailed studies we conducted in our art department have proven that some of the graphics we hand-paint take much longer to complete than others, and only a limited number of our factory trained artists can execute our most difficult patterns. The complex designs in our Tier 2 category require at least 7 hours of our hand painting, and artistic anodizing process resulting in an iconic product available only through the team at Abel Reels.


Brook Trout - Classic

Brook Trout - Native

Brown Trout - Classic

Brown Trout - Native

Rainbow Trout - Native

Cutthroat Trout - Native




Skull & Crossbones (solid only)


2019 Tiger Trout

2019 Peacock Bass

Artist/Signature Finishes (10hr+ hand crafted)

We're honored to feature, and replicate the work of a few of the most talented artists in the fly fishing industry. Derek DeYoung, Andrea Larko, and Jon Osiris are each great ambassadors for our sport, and we're proud to have teamed up with them to provide select examples of their beautiful artwork on Abel Reels. As usual with Abel, we are not cutting any corners in order to bring you the best products available. The Artist/Signature Series of our tiered graphics require a minimum of 10 hours of hand painting and artistic anodizing time, and in some cases over 14 hours to replicate. Our top team members in the Abel art department utilize a single bristle paintbrush to accomplish sections of these difficult graphics, but in the end an incredible piece of artwork is completed and worthy of the original artist's name engraved on the reel.

DeYoung Brown Flank

DeYoung Brook Flank

DeYoung Carp Flank

DeYoung Cutthroat Flank

DeYoung Montana Brown

DeYoung Rainbow Flank

Larko Bonefish (solid only)

Larko Brown Trout (solid only)

Larko Tarpon (solid only)

Osiris Tribal Grizzly (solid only)

Osiris Tribal Raven (solid only)

Osiris Tribal Salmon (solid only)

Specialty Finish

Native Tarpon

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