Arapaima are native to South America and are the largest freshwater fish you can catch on a fly. Their scales are a fascinating array of color with bright red contrasting the dark green of the body. This is a very cool reel.
Note: The reel shown here is what Abel calls "Ported" but it is also available with solid aluminum sides. With the SDS series we normally order the aluminum handle which is a slight upcharge over the standard wood handles but we prefer it for saltwater reels. If you want it with a wood handle, just let us know.
About the Abel SDS Series:
Winner of the best new saltwater reel at the 2016 ICAST/IFTD show, 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. Now available in 3 sizes, this makes the SDS perfect for fighting big bones on light tippet as well as providing the power needed to halt hard-fighting tarpon in their tracks.
- 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
The reel shown here is Ported but it is also available with Solid aluminum sides (see the second photo for example).
Contact us for assistance and many more color options:
*Note: Left Hand Retrieve is the default configuration (this is "normal" for right-handed people). If you would like the Right Hand Retrieve option instead, let us know either by phone or email. This reel can be converted by the user, so it is not critical to decide now if this is a gift or you are not certain.