Abel makes classic reels with a classic feel. They are NOT built with a disc drag. There is slight drag adjustability, but in our opinion it is mostly there to keep the reel from back lashing. When you get a big fish on you gotta palm it! 8.5 oz and perfect for 7 or 8 weight switch rods or 5, 6 or 7 weight Spey rods. The Abel Switch reel looks fantastic on all switch rods.
Lighter and slightly smaller than its big brother, the Abel Switch reel was introduced to be the perfect tool for the burgeoning switch rod community. It will easily hold 5/6/7 weight Switch or Spey lines with plenty of room for backing, without adding excess weight.
Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot
-Made of 6061-T651 cold finished Aerospace grade aluminum
-Fully-enclosed classically designed frame
-Quick release spool
-Externally adjustable pawl click drag to prevent line overrun
-Stainless steel internals designed for both fresh and saltwater applications
-Made in the USA