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 platinum handle (silver aluminum) 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.