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Abel hopes to mirror the success of its Model SDS reel for saltwater anglers with the new freshwater Model SDF reel in sizes 4/5, 5/6 and 6/7. Along with a large arbor and convertible retrieve, the reel features virtually no start-up inertia in its stainless steel/carbon fluoropolymer drag system. And like all Abel reels, it’s available in numerous colours and patterns. No wonder it earned best freshwater reel honours at 2017’s International Fly Tackle Dealers show.
Abel Reels, (970) 249-0606; www.abelreels.com