Abel Rove Reel

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Abel Rove Reel


We didn’t think it was possible for Abel to make a real that was sweeter than the original Super Series. But they did it with the Rove Series. A silky smooth cork disc drag is featured in a reel you can confidently take anywhere in the world and know it won’t fail you. The full cage design adds durability and eliminates possible line catch between spool and frame. This reel is truly an heirloom that will get handed down to the next generation of anglers.

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From Abel:

ROVE: /rōv/ – travel constantly without a fixed destination; wander.

Built to fish anywhere and everywhere, the ROVE series of reels was created to give anglers the ultimate peace of mind on the water regardless of conditions or location.  The field-serviceable, proven Abel cork drag system along with the simplified design approach from our engineering team make this the reel that even guides in the Seychelles will trust in their arsenal.

This is not your delicate, ultralight, classically elegant reel for alpine meadow fishing.  We already have that model in our lineup. This is your ultra-tough, ultra-reliable, high capacity, beat-me-up adventure reel that will go where you want to go without feeling a need to have a backup reel in your limited carry on space.  Get out and wander the world with it! 


  • Partially ported frame for the perfect balance of sound, and visual appeal
  • Caged frame to prevent any possibility of line getting caught between the frame and spool  
  • High capacity, large arbor spool for single or two handed rods  
  • Structurally integral machining design to withstand the demands of the traveling angler    
  • Laser engraved fresh and saltwater flies on reverse side of drag plate that rotate as line is being retrieved
  • Quick change spool
  • Double pawl engagement on all sizes
  • User convertible drag system
  • Made in USA


Rove 7/9: Weight 8.5 oz, Spool Diameter 4.22″

Backing Capacity of 20lb Dacron: WF7 390 yds, WF8 360 yds, WF9 330 yds

Rove 9/11 Weight 10.5 oz Spool Diameter 4.69″

Backing Capacity of 30lb Dacron: WF9 425 yds, WF10 350 yds, WF11 275 yds

Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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