|Abel Super Series 5N Fly Reel
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•Abel craftsmanship and quality are legendary!
•2014marks the 14th year Abel has made Large Arbor Super Series
•Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot are 6061-T651 cold finished
aerospace grade aluminum.
•Teflon sealed bearings are ISO9001:2000 and AS9100 Certified
FAA TSO C149 Aircraft Bearings.
•Cork Drag System is made entirely in the Abel factory. They use a
superior high grade Portuguese cork with a little neat’s-foot oil on it.
• Double Pawl System: Super Series reel sizes 6N and larger are
built with our recently upgraded double pawl system. Advantages
include: increased reliability, back-up strength and unique sound.
•Made in the USA.
Established in 1987, the Abel
name is synonymous with
quality fly fishing products.
Their fly fishing reels have set
the industry standard for
excellence. Steve Abel, the
Abel behind the company
name, was schooled as a
machinist in the aerospace
industry. Frustrated with the fly
reels available to the
demanding saltwater angler,
he set out to create the
"perfect fly reel;" and as Steve
will gladly admit, he became
obsessed with this pursuit.
The time and effort Abel
craftsmen have spent
developing their superb reels
becomes clear the first time
you fish with one.
The Abel Super Series 5N (Narrow) Standard Arbor is a very attractive, meticulously constructed, and
tremendously smooth-functioning fly reel. Made from T651 aircraft-quality aluminum barstock! * 2010
marks the 11th year Abel has made Large Arbor Super Series Reels. * Reel frame, spool, drag knob and
foot are 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum. * Teflon sealed bearings are
ISO9001:2000 and AS9100 Certified FAA TSO C149 Aircraft Bearings. * Cork Drag System is made
entirely in our factory. We use a superior high grade Portuguese cork with a little neat's-foot oil on it. *
Double Pawl System: Super Series reel sizes 6 and larger are built with our recently upgraded double
pawl system. Advantages include: increased reliability, back-up strength and unique sound. *
FlexABELity: Interchange both Large Arbor and Standard Arbor spools. * Made in the USA.
Specifications: * Weight 4.4oz * Spool Diameter 3.125 inches * Spool Width .675 inches * Capacity
WF5F plus 125yds 20lb Backing
Seller Warranty Description
Since 1988, it has been our goal to build the best, most dependable gear in the world and provide you
world-class customer service. Abel products are manufactured in the U.S.A. from the finest aluminum,
stainless steel and other materials on CNC machinery used for aerospace and medical devices. We hold
the closest tolerances in the industry, resulting in products to be used by this and future generations. All
Abel products carry a lifetime warranty that covers the repair or replacement of parts due to defect in
material or workmanship. Parts for older or discontinued models may be replaced with parts for current
models, however colors may vary between original and replacement parts. 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. EBay and other such auction/discount/catalog arenas do not carry any
warranty unless purchased from Authorized Abel Dealers. The dealer list can be found on the dealer
locator link on our website homepage, or by clicking the following link: http://www.abelreels.com/locator/
Abel Rods purchased after 2006 are not covered by warranty, and can not be repaired. For repairs not
covered by the warranty, a quote will be provided upon request for approval before proceeding with the
Teflon sealed bearings keep
• Ported frame reduces weight
• Custom fly fishing art designs
• Cork drag is smooth and
• Aerospace grade aluminum
construction is durable and
Just as the 5-weight rod has become the all-purpose freshwater
choice for many fly fishers, great for everything from Trout to Carp and
Bass, the Super 5N from Abel has been built to handle any virtually
any situation thrown its way. The large arbor gives you great line
pickup while keeping coiling to a minimum, and the narrow width and
low weight of the reel lends itself to excellent feel on 5-weight rods.
Zap a big saltwater gamefish fly reel with an infrared shrink ray, and
you'll end up with something close to the Abel Super 5N Reel. The
Super 5N brings all the great features of a large arbor big-game reel -
strength, fast recovery, reduced line coiling, and a bigger drag
surface - to your local trout stream. Its narrow gauge maintains a slim
feel and good balance with lightweight rods, and simultaneously
reduces the need for finger wrapping as you reel in. The ventilated
design on this fly fishing rod reduces overall weight and keeps the
drag surface cooler and more consistent through a fight. While it's
true the 5N is designed for 5-weight line, it will definitely handle
heavier line and is especially suited to anglers who enjoy the thrill of
landing big fish on light tackle.
Every Abel reel chassis is machined in the USA from cold-finished,
aerospace-quality 6061-T651 aluminum for optimal strength and
corrosion resistance. Bolts and axles are machined stainless steel
for reliability, and Teflon-sealed aircraft bearings ensure top
performance with virtually zero maintenance. The Abel Super 5N
drag is a cork composite, which has a proven history of quick
cooling, water resistance, and low inertia. 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
always go traditional when the mood strikes.
Frame, spool, and foot machined from cold-finished 6061-T651
• Bolts and axle machined from solid stainless steel
• Teflon sealed bearings for corrosion resistance and low
• Ventilated design for light weight and fast cooling
• Narrow gauge reduces the need to finger wrap across the spool
• Large arbor reduces line coiling and speeds recovery
• Compatible with standard-arbor Abel spools (sold separately)
• Every Abel reel is made in the USA
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