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Abel SDS Fly Reel - Northern Lights

Northern Lights

If you would like to include backing on your reel, please let us know what type.

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Abel SDS Northern Lights Custom Fly Reel: A Symphony of Art and Engineering

Experience the pinnacle of fly fishing performance with the Abel SDS Northern Lights Custom Fly Reel. Crowned as the best new saltwater reel at the 2016 ICAST/IFTD show, this masterpiece combines breathtaking aesthetics with unmatched functionality. Designed for the discerning angler who demands both power and artistry, the SDS Northern Lights edition transforms every outing into a visually stunning, high-performance endeavor.

Unrivaled Strength and Smoothness

The Abel SDS is engineered to conquer the challenges of saltwater game fishing. Featuring a robust frame, spool, drag knob, and foot constructed from 6061-T651 cold-finished aerospace-grade aluminum, it offers exceptional durability and corrosion resistance. The reel's multi-disc drag system, alternating between carbon composite and stainless steel discs, delivers industry-leading 20+ pounds of braking power. Fully sealed from the elements, this system ensures reliable performance in the harshest saltwater environments.

Custom Crafted Beauty

Each Northern Lights reel is a unique testament to the art of fly reel design, hand-painted and meticulously crafted to be a true work of art. The vibrant, swirling colors of the Northern Lights are captured with exquisite detail, making each reel an individual masterpiece. The custom paint work not only highlights Abel’s commitment to beauty but also ensures that no two reels are exactly alike.

Versatile and User-Friendly Features

With two sizes available, the SDS Northern Lights caters to a wide range of fishing scenarios, from battling big bonefish on light tippet to stopping tarpon dead in their tracks. The quick-change spool and user-convertible retrieval direction enhance versatility and ease of use, allowing anglers to adapt swiftly on the water.

Made in the USA

Proudly made in the USA, Abel Reels exemplify the finest in American craftsmanship and quality. Each reel reflects a commitment to building the most reliable, functional, and beautiful fly fishing tools in the industry.

Whether you are an art aficionado or a hardcore angler, the Abel SDS Northern Lights Custom Fly Reel offers an unrivaled blend of aesthetic elegance and practical performance. Equip yourself with this stunning reel for your next saltwater adventure and experience the joy of fishing with a true piece of art that performs as impressively as it looks.

Like any work of art, Abel Reels are hand painted master pieces and can vary ever so slightly from one beautiful reel to another.Also, please take into consideration that colors can vary from mobile phones, computer monitors and cameras when viewing a custom fish graphic picture on our website.

At Fin & Fire, we try to represent the truest rendering of these reel colors and use reel graphics take directly from Abel Reel’s website.

If you purchase backing, at the time of the reel [11/12 Size only] purchase, we will create a "Bimini Knot" to connect the backing to the fly line.

If you prefer a different knot you must include those specific details in the checkout note section. Please be aware this may delay the shipment of the reel.