Abel Reels once again landed in the number one position for reels used in setting fly fishing records last year. Rio set the pace for the tippet most often used in catching records, and Sage ranked first for fly rods. You can read the Abel press release in the extended entry.
January 23, 2007
NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE USE
56 WORLD RECORDS FOR ABEL REELS
DURING FISCAL 2006 ANNOUNCES IGFA
CAMARILLO, Calif. – Abel Reels produced 56 International Gamefish Association (IGFA) Fly-Fishing World Records during 2006 – Number One in the industry – announced the record-keeping organization. It was the most World Records for any fly reel manufacturer.
Abel – along with the runners-up – will be honored at a banquet at the IGFA’s Florida museum in April.
The Abel record catches were made in men’s and women’s categories on both fresh and saltwater species in a variety of tippet classes.
“We are highly gratified that some of the world’s greatest fly-fishers have chosen Abel Reels in the successful pursuit of their dream catches,” said Don R. Swanson, general manager. Founded in 1987, Abel is in their 20th year of producing precision machined fly reels.
NOTE: For information about specific catches or records on Abel Reels, contact the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) at (954) 924-4246; or Don Swanson at Abel Quality Products, (866) 511-7444.