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Abel Reels VAYA Series


Crafted by avid Colorado anglers, the VAYA series debuts an all-new technical look and feel paired with outstanding performance. The partially-ported VAYA frame offers the unique combination of minimized weight, incredible rigidity, and just enough surface area to highlight Abel’s hand-anodized finishes. The frame interior also features varying sets of CNC-milled fly patterns, relevant to each size of reel.   

The large-arbor spool features a precision-balanced, dual-pawl drag engagement design that eliminates the need for a counterweight. The spool’s mechanical incoming click compliments the audible, smooth feel of the outgoing drag. The carbon / stainless multi-disk drag system produces substantial resistance, while providing a wide range of adjustability for delicate tippet.

VAYA: the new ‘go-to’ reel for everything from freshwater to light salt.


  • Partially-ported frame for the perfect balance of weight, sound, and visual appeal
  • Different sets of milled fly pattern silhouettes on interior of each frame relevant to the size of the reel
  • 5-disc alternating carbon/stainless steel drag stack
  • Large arbor for faster retrieve and reduced line memory
  • Quick-change spool design with proven O-ring release
  • Available in sizes 4/5, 5/6, 7/8
  • User convertible retrieval system
  • Made in USA

Abel Reel

5/6 – Deep Blue – Black Handle, 5/6 – Slate Gray – Ebony Handle, 7/8 – Deep Blue – Black Handle, 4/5 – Platinum – Classic Rainbow Drag Knob – Black Handle, 4/5 Black-Classic Brown Drag-black handle, 5/6 Black and Platinum Fade – Black Knob – Platinum Handle, 5/6 Black and Red Fade-BlackRed Fade Knob-Black Handle, 5/6 DeYoung Brown Flank-DeYound Brown Flank-Rosewood Handle, 7/8- Black- Black Knob- Ebony Handle, 4/5- Black and Green Fade- Black Knob- Ebony Handle, 4/5- Black- Black Knob- Ebony Handle, 4/5- Slate Gray- Black Knob- Ebony Handle, 5/6 – Satin Deep Blue – Satin Black Drag Knob – Walnut Handle, 5/6- Black "On the Hunt"- Black Knob- Walnut Handle, 5/6- Black and Red Fade- Black Knob- Rosewood Handle, 5/6- Black- Black Knob- Black Handle, 5/6- Larko Rainbow Trout- Black Knob- Ebony Handle, 7/8- Black and Red Fade- Black Knob- Rosewood Handle, 7/8- Black- Deep Green Knob- Deep Green Handle, 7/8- Larko Rainbow Trout- Black Knob- Ebony Handle