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Abel AC/DC Limited Edition Reel
In 1973, Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young formed the band AC/DC in Sydney, Australia. Their music has been categorized as blues rock, hard rock, and heavy metal, but AC/DC describes it as simply “rock and roll”.
Throughout their record-breaking career, AC/DC has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. They also own the honor of the band with the highest-selling album of all time with an estimated 50 million units sold for their Back in Black release.
The custom Abel + AC/DC reel features the iconic AC/DC logo in a hand-painted and hand-anodized finish. A proprietary process also adds background smoke, completing a one-of-a-kind design that fans will aspire to add to their collection.
These limited edition are available in the Super Series model in two sizes; 5I6 and 7I8. Each reel is individually serialized 1 through 300 in an AC/DC style font that aficionados are sure to recognize.
- Limited Edition run, individually serialized 1 to 300
- Hand-polished and hand-anodized finish featuring a proprietary satin smoke effect, and the iconic AC/DC logo
- Spool is finished in Abel’s Satin Black with a machined aluminum handle, custom anodized in a unique finish that mirrors the AC/DC logo
- Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot made of 6061-T651 cold-finished aerospace grade aluminum
- Constructed with the patented “smooth as silk” cork drag system
- Double pawl system on all sizes
- Quick change spool
- 100% Made in USA
Abel Super Series Reel
Available since 1999 in a size for every fish that swims, the Abel Super Series has proven itself time after time as the premier American-made reel. While there have been various improvements and adjustments over the years, there are things that have never changed. Specifically, a super-smooth, infinitely adjustable cork drag system married to a strong aluminum frame & large arbor spool for increased line retrieval speed.
The proven drag system is what makes the Super Series equally at home on the trout stream, the salt flats, and demanding deep blue water: It can be set light enough to protect the finest tippet, but can also be cranked to slow down the toughest Bluefin. No matter what species you prefer to chase, a Super Series reel is there to help you land it!
Abel AC/DC Reel Specifications and Backing Capacities
Made In America
Abel is American, very American. But what does that mean?
We produce 100% of our products in the United States by choice. No exceptions. The simple reason is quality. At Abel, we craft every product from start to finish in house.
Our products are manufactured only from the finest grades of aluminum, stainless steel and other exotic materials on precision Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery used for aerospace and medical devices. We hold the closest tolerances in the industry, resulting in products that last a lifetime.
Differentiated by Quality
To produce our high quality products, we precision machine 100% of our parts in-house. We used advanced, proprietary machining processes and finishing methods. The entire production line, from the inception of a new product, through to its design, prototyping, testing, iterating and all the way to the final product, happens in our R&D lab. This commitment to excellence ensures that we have a competitive, high-performance edge over our competition.
Abel recommends that you throughly rinse products in running, lukewarm freshwater after each day of use. After rinsing, take a toothbrush to the 90-degree angles (i.e. foot, counterweight, handle, etc). It’s also a good idea to spray it with WD-40, and wipe it clean with a paper towel. WD-40 will not harm components or your flyline, backing, or mono. For cork drag reels, it is not necessary to lubricate the cork on the drag plate; this only needs to be done if it does not feel just as smooth as a brand new reel.
For repairs, cleaning or service please download the Product Service Form and send your Abel product to:
Abel Automatics, Inc.
Attn: Warranty & Repairs
1101 Mayfly Drive
Montrose, CO 81401
NOTE: Please follow the directions on the form. Your Abel® product is carefully inspected, one at a time, by an expert. All product service fees go towards product inspection, diagnosis of components, cleaning, lubing, and returning to factory specifications. Return ground shipping via UPS® or FedEX® is also included.
Normal turnaround time is 2-3 weeks from receipt. Upon receipt, Abel will inspect your reel and determine whether your case qualifies under our warranty. For repairs not covered by the warranty, a quote will be provided for approval before proceeding with any repair(s).
Abel® products carry a lifetime warranty that covers the repair or replacement of parts due to defect in material or workmanship.
*Our warranty is valid for the original owner only, i.e., it is not transferable and is in effect only for products purchased through an Authorized Abel Dealer. Abel will determine if the product is covered under this warranty due to faulty material or workmanship. Parts for older or discontinued models may be replaced with parts for current models. Colors may vary between original and replacement parts. eBay® and any other similar auction or discount arenas do not carry any warranty.
For repairs not covered by the warranty, a quote will be provided upon request for approval before proceeding with any repair(s).