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Abel SDS – Sealed Drag Salt


Abel’s Sealed Drag Saltwater reel


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. Avaibable 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. 

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11/12, 7/8, 9/10

Retrieve Direction

Left Hand Retrieve, Right Hand Retrieve


200yds. 20lb. Cortland Backing, 200yds. 30lb. Cortland Backing, 200yds. 68lb. Hatch Backing, 200yds. 80lb. Cortland Backing, 300yds. 20lb. Cortland Backing, 300yds. 30lb. Cortland Backing, 300yds. 68lb. Hatch Backing, 300yds. 80lb. Cortland Backing, 400yds. 30lb. Cortland Backing, 400yds. 68lb. Hatch Backing, 400yds. 80lb Cortland Backing, No Backing

Fly Box Style

Ported, Solid