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Abel Sealed Drag SD 5/6 Fly Reel


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Abel Sealed Drag SD 5/6 Fly Reel 

This is the best selling SD model in the current lineup, the SD 5/6 is the “go-to” size for anglers looking for the ultimate trout reel. Fish this reel with confidence knowing that our smooth and fully sealed drag can be counted on in even the harshest conditions that Mother Nature throws your way. Designed for 5 and 6 weight rods with a virtually non-existent startup inertia that will keep your tippet from breaking when even that monster brown trout strikes hard, and bolts off towards the horizon. Want to build your own? Let us know what you desire. Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery on special order reels. The $755.00 is for the standard, black version of this reel.

  • Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot
    Made of 6061-T651 cold finished Aerospace grade aluminum
  • Multi-Stacked machined drag system
    Fully sealed, proprietary Rulon® machined composite stacked discs are smooth enough to protect the lightest tippets but still capable of stopping large game fish. The fully sealed design means no corrosion and no failures.
  • Infinitely adjustable cam
    330 degree angled cam system drag knob features 24 detents (clicks) of adjustment for virtually infinite settings using a reliable, proven draw bar tightening system.
  •  5.9
    5wt / 199yds / 20#
    6wt / 100yds / 20#
  • Made in the USA 

“While its 27 year history has proven that Abel cork drag reels work and set world records, times change, technology changes, and the view on what was once considered ‘routine care’ required on a cork drag reel has also changed," explained Jeff Patterson, director of sales. 

Abel’s answer is a lightweight, maintenance-free drag mechanism that has been permanently enclosed while utilizing a high-tech machined aluminum and Rulon® sealed drag system.

A collaborative effort with Oregon reel designer Joe Saracione, Abel’s Sealed Drag Reel consists of “stacked multi-discs of prime grade machined aluminum and Rulon®, and a field tested proprietary gasket seal that completely locks out moisture. The aluminum drag discs are hard anodized for abrasion resistance and sparingly lubricated with waterproof grease that’s light enough to allow free motion at low drag settings, yet with enough friction protection to last throughout a lifetime of heavy drag operation,” according to Swanson.              

“Rulon is known for low coefficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance, wide range of operating temperatures and chemical inertness. The anodized aluminum sealed drag cartridge, coupled with a 330 degree angled cam system drag knob features 30 detents (clicks) of adjustment for virtually infinite settings using an infallible draw bar tightening system. The innovative drag design also yields incredibly low startup inertia to protect fine tippets, while still giving plenty of power for slowing down even the fastest running fish,” Swanson added. 

Abel Sealed Drag Reel assemblies are fitted with both incoming and outgoing clicks. Need to stop a freight train? Here it is.


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