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Abel Reels

Founded in 1987, Abel Reels started as a side project in Steve Abel's aerospace machine shop and has grown into one of the most respected reel manufacturers in the industry. In the 80's, when most high-end fly reels were arriving from overseas, Abel was producing reels here in the United States, making a reputation with super-tight tolerances and strong, lightweight billet aluminum. Abel was the first company to bring machined fishing pliers to market, and the first to offer handpainted, artist-series finishes on their reels. From classic designs like the Trout Series, to the big-game, large-arbor juggernauts of the Super Series, there is an Abel reel for any fish, and every reel is an entirely US-made masterpiece.

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Abel Nipper
"Great Nippers!"

The price is a little hard to swallow but once you do your first nip you immediately forget the wallet damage. I have had mine for two years and I don't feel the sharpness of the blades have deteriorated whatsoever.
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Abel Zinger
"Finally, A Zinger That Is Worthy of Praise!"

High priced, especially in fish graphics but built to last. This zinger is destined to last for the rest of my lifetime (if I don't lose it!). The build quality and finish is top notch. Really heavy duty. My hat's off to Abel. This zinger is a keeper!!
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