Sold Out Abel No. Specifically, a super-smooth, infinitely adjustable cork drag system married to a strong aluminum frame & large arbor spool for increased line retrieval speed. It’s also a good idea to spray it with WD-40, and wipe it clean with a paper towel. ABEL Abel Super 5/6 Black - Rosewood -3 sizes - Field tested over 2 years Pricing is for black reels only - please call for custom colors and pricing. Both the Abel Trout (TR) and Creek Series were discontinued in 2016. Another bonus is that all Super Series reels, including the 5N, are compatible with Abel's standard-arbor spools (sold separately), which means you can Cork drags have been around for quite some time. Abel Super 4N fly reel is made in the USA with precision! 2 Fly Reel. Applied new grease to the spindle and neats foot to the drag and it was 100% good as new. Abel recommends that you throughly rinse products in running, lukewarm freshwater after each day of use. The cork drag is smooth and strong. Pprior to that we came out with a new TR model which was a click-drag system, but we felt it was kinda time to come up with something a little bit different than maybe the cork drag that Abel has always been known for. 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. For sale here is a Big Game Series Abel No. Piscifun Aoka Aluminum Fly Fishing Reel with Cork/Teflon Disc Drag System 4.5 out of 5 stars 210. “While its 27 year history has proven that Abel cork drag reels work and set world records, times change, technology changes, and the view on what was once considered ‘routine care’ required on a cork drag reel has also changed, explained Jeff Some guys complain about having to do maintenance on cork drag … 3 Anti-Reverse Fly Reel and Spare Spool. As is traditional with Abel's fly reels, the Super 12 utilizes a cork drag system. Keep main shaft, threaded end of the draw bar and the pawl coated with medium to heavy all-purpose grease. For 2017 we have redesigned the original Super Series reel with an all new line of lighter weight sizes that feature a quick change spool system achieved by eliminating the previously removable locknut and drag knob. Abel Super 5 Fly Reel Black with 20lb backing. A maintenance-free sealed drag system is now available in three sizes of Abel Reels. Remove locknut in center of drag knob. From Abel Reels: CAMARILLO, Calif. – A maintenance-free sealed drag system is now available in three sizes of Abel Reels, with more on the horizon, according Don R. Swanson, Abel president. Abel: There are several types of drag design. Take care not to lose pawl springs (#8); grease is used to keep springs in place. We recommend 5-10 years intervals. For 2017 we have redesigned the original Super Series reel with an all new line of lighter weight sizes that feature a quick change spool system achieved by eliminating the previously removable locknut and drag knob. Since I got it, I have diligently oiled the cork several times with neets foot oil (once every couple of months). From Abel Reels: CAMARILLO, Calif. – A maintenance-free sealed drag system is now available in three sizes of Abel Reels, with more on the horizon, according Don R. Swanson, Abel president. I came into the possession of an older model islander reel about a year ago with the cork drag similar to Abel, Tibor, etc. Cork Drag System is made entirely in our factory. Unlike many man-made plastics and polymers used for disc drag washers, cork washers compress and rebound very gradually, which sort of eases the drag into full engagement. Click below to view instructions on the original SD reel. The reels are the perfect intersection of classic reel … For sale here is an Abel No. Abel: Cork, pure ground up cork bonded with a gelatinous polymer, formed into a flat sheet and stamped out into 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inch washers, depending upon the reel size. I received this last week from Abel about my Super 7 reel: … Use rubbing alcohol on the cork with a stiff brush (or toothbrush) to thoroughly clean the cork. Keep main shaft, threaded end of the draw bar and the pawl coated with medium to heavy all-purpose grease. The reels are the perfect intersection of classic reel design with modern innovations. Takes about five minutes each. Spool width: .725". Abel upgraded the cork in the newer drag plates. Constructed with the patented “smooth as silk” cork drag system. The Super is made with cold finished aerospace grade aluminum. Another bonus is that all Super Series reels, including the 5N, are compatible with Abel's standard-arbor spools (sold separately), which means you can I have an Abel Super 8 that screeches to high heaven when line is being pulled out against the drag. The Abel Super Series has always been synonymous with success. In essence, the drag is made up of a cork ring locked in place by a plunger. (continued) Drag: While many manufacturers are going for sealed drag systems using a variety of materials, Abel continues to use their proven open cork disk drag system. Specifically, a super-smooth, infinitely adjustable cork drag system married to a strong aluminum frame & large arbor spool for increased line retrieval speed. Popular manufacturers that made use of this technology include Tibor and Abel. Drags of this type can withstand sustained friction without overheating and with proper care they will also last a lifetime. We came out with a really cool line of sealed drag freshwater and saltwater reels, but this one was a little bit different. The Classic Series was discontinued in 2016. A maintenance-free sealed drag system is now available in three sizes of Abel Reels, with more on the horizon, according Don R. Swanson, Abel president.