Tackle week 2019: The year’s best new fly-fishing gear


Best Reel



The TR represents the return to a classic fly-reel style, featuring Abel’s famous partially ported frame, along with a large arbor, click-pawl drag and quick-release spool. And since there are just 21 machined parts, dependability is assured. The TR is available in sizes 2/3 or 4/5, and in more than 70 custom finishes; there are even milled silhouettes of a stonefly, caddisfly and mayfly inside the frame. It’s a truly beautiful, high-performance reel.

Learn more: Abel Reels, (970) 249-0606; www.abelreels.com