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Abel SDS – Sealed Drag Salt Spool


Recommended use:
Getting big, mean, saltwater fish to the boat


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.

Available in 3 sizes making 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. Available in standard black, or 36 different custom finished*

SDS 7/8     –      7 – 8 wts.

SDS 9/10   –      9  – 10 wts.

SDS 11/12  –     11 – 12 wts.

*Order online for the standard black finish. However, please give the shop a call @ (406) 222 – 7130  to check on pricing, availabilty or to place an order for any of Abel’s custom finishes for their reels and spools.  


SDS 11 / 12, SDS 7 / 8, SDS 9 / 10

Retrieve Direction

Left Hand Retrieve, Right Hand Retrieve


100 Yards 30lb Cortland Backing, 100 Yards 68lb Hatch Backing, 100 Yards 80lb Cortland Backing, 200 Yards 30lb Cortland Backing, 200 Yards 68lb Hatch Backing, 200 Yards 80lb Cortland Backing, 300 Yards 30lb Cortland Backing, 300 Yards 68lb Hatch Backing, 300 Yards 80lb Cortland Backing, No Backing