Abel SDS 7/8 Reel

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Abel SDS 7/8 Reel


If you are looking for legendary Abel machining along with a sealed disc drag and quick release spool, the SDS Series is your reel. The 7/8 SDS is ideal on your 8 weight rod and can stand up to whatever you throw at it. We have added an upgraded Large Aluminum Handle to this reel for long term durability and ease of grip.

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From Abel:

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.

  • Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot made of 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum
  • Alternating stacked carbon composite and stainless steel disc drag system
  • Quick change spool
  • User convertible retrieval direction
  • Made in USA

Specs: SDS 7/8 Weight 8.88 oz, Spool Diameter 3.86″

Backing Capacity in 20lb Dacron: WF7 260 yds, WF8 240 yds.

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