Abel SDF | Bozeman Fly Shop – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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Abel SDF | Bozeman Fly Shop

The Abel SDF fly reel is not only exceptionally machined and loaded with features, but add a hand-finished Deyoung trout paint job and you are left with a stunning reel. Even photos of these pieces of art do not do them justice. Stop by the shop to get a good look at the Deyoung Montana Brown. The badass SDF specs are as follows.

“Based on the SDS (Sealed Drag Salt), the SDF (Sealed Drag Fresh) is a scaled-down version of the award-winning saltwater titan featuring similar porting and a stainless steel / carbon fluoropolymer drag system. The SDF boasts an enormous amount of drag, an adjustment range almost three times greater than its predecessor, and virtually zero start up inertia.

We took what was learned from our SDS design, made sure to include the unmistakable Abel fit and finish, and created the best freshwater reel we have ever seen.”

Compare the new SDF with the old Abel Super both with the DeYoung Brown trout pattern below!

Abel Reels

When you purchase an Abel fly reel you are not only receiving a reliable piece of gear, but a one of a kind work of art as well. All Abel reels are hand painted and unique in their own way.

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Abel SDF Features

  • User convertible retrieval system
  • Large arbor increases line retrieval rate and reduces line memory
  • Almost a full ounce lighter than the original SD
  • Drag pressure ranges from zero to an amazing 10 pounds
  • Incredibly wide range of drag adjustment from zero to max
  • Designed & machined by trout junkies in Colorado
  • Quick change spool
  • Made in USA