Abel’s mission statement is simple: To design and build the best, most dependable gear in the world and give world class customer service.
Founded in 1980 as an aerospace machine shop, Abel quickly built their reputation on quality. Since 1988, they have been 100% dedicated to crafting fly fishing products and now have over three decades of experience as one of the most decorated fishing tackle manufacturers in the world. Abel is also 100% committed to customer satisfaction and service. This means that each and every product that leaves their shop must be the absolute best they can make it. All Abel® products are 100% hand-crafted in the United States by highly skilled technicians using only the finest materials. Their products are collector quality and built to withstand years of abuse.
Available since 1999 in a size for every fish that swims, the Abel Super Series has proven itself time and again as the premier American-made reel. While there have been various improvements and adjustments over the years, there are things that have never changed. Specifically, a super-smooth, infinitely adjustable cork drag married to a strong, lightweight aluminum frame and large spool for increased line retrieval speed. This drag is what makes the Super Series equally at home on the trout stream, the salt flats, and demanding deep blue water: it can be set light enough to protect the finest tippet but also can also be cranked down to ‘stop a sub’ power to slow the fastest bluefin.No matter what species you prefer to chase, a Super Series reel is there to help you land it.
Along with the Super Series Abel has led the way in creating custom looks and designs for their fly reels. From a variety of solid colors, artistic finishes, fish graphics, and custom designs by artists like Derek DeYoung and Andrea Larko, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your style.