Abel‘s new Super 12X combines a 4.450-inch diameter spool with a 2.480-inch arbor to deliver very fast line uptake with Spectra and other Gel Spun backing. Smartly, they also decided to make the new frame and spool interchangeable with the Abel Super 12 or 4.5 reels, so anglers get a couple of new combinations to work with if they already own earlier models. (“Earlier” is relative, of course: I still fish my first Abels from the 1980s.)
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August 24, 2007
NEWEST ABEL SUPER 12X EXTREME LARGE ARBOR REEL REDEFINES TARPON, TUNA, SAILFISH, WAHOO ANGLING
CAMARILLO, Calif. – A new reel specifically targeting tarpon, large tuna, giant dorado (mahi-mahi), sailfish, wahoo and other saltwater speedsters is now available from Abel Quality Products.
The Super 12X, an extreme large arbor reel for 11- and 12-weight lines, provides anglers rapid line pick-up capabilities. The precision ratio of spool size to large arbor (hub) makes the reel unique in the fly-fishing industry, announced Don R. Swanson, Abel vice president.
The Super 12X – designated X for the extra fast line pick-up – was engineered to use Spectra or similar backing. It utilizes Abel’s oblong ported ventilation design, providing full strength and rigidity – critical when recovering hundreds of yards of backing under extreme fish-fighting pressure.
The newest addition to the Abel arsenal of nearly 40 models and styles of reels has a diameter of 4.450- and a spool width of 1.125-inches with an arbor of 2.480 inches; the reel weighs 9.7 ounces.
Constructed from cold rolled 6061-T aircraft quality aluminum and anodized against saltwater corrosion using Abel’s proprietary metallurgical process, the Super 12X is fitted with a double pawl system for increased reliability and what has been described as a “high tech sound.”
The spool and frame are interchangeable with either the Abel Super 12 or 4.5 reels, enabling anglers to have two distinctly different reels at the cost of about one and one-half.
The Super 12X is available in standard high gloss Black Coral or non-reflective matte black finishes. Fish graphic and artistic graphic anodized finishes are available at additional charges.
WF11-weight with 350 yards of Spectra
WF12-weight with 300 yards of Spectra
Spool diameter 4.450 inches
Spool width 1.125 inches
Arbor (hub) diameter 2.480 inches
Weight 9.7 ounces
$880; extra spool $390
BENNETT J. MINTZ PR/ADV.
22370 Mission Circle
Chatsworth, California 91311
818.718.8566 718.1958 Fax