The Abel SDS Fly Reel in my opinion is a beautiful , functional piece of equipment, designed tough to withstand the rigours of saltwater water. Great for Longtail Tuna & any fast running Pelagic.
Winner of the best new saltwater reel at the 2016 ICAST/IFTD show, the Abel SDS (Sealed Drag Salt) takes all the power, reliability, and smoothness of its smaller counterpart and combines them in a larger package capable of taking on saltwater gamefish of all sizes. A unique multi-disc drag system yields an industry leading 20+ pounds of braking power, and is completely sealed from the elements.
Now available in 3 sizes from Tie ‘n’ Fly Outfitters, this makes the SDS perfect for fighting big bones on light tippet as well as providing the power needed to halt hard-fighting tarpon in their tracks.
“The Abel SDS 11/12 fly reel is perfect for the hardest running of the gamefish. Ideally suited to Longtail Tuna, bigger Trevally & small Billfish. ” Gavin