Abel Introduces "Bead-Blasted" Fly Reel Finish

December 16, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Perhaps harkening back to some of its earliest reel designs, which featured a rock-hard non-glare finish (Steve Abel described it to me as the only “100 percent anodized” finish), Abel Reels will once again offer a fly reel finish that is “reminiscent of brushed suede.”
Read the full press release in the extended entry.

CAMARILLO, Calif. – A new non-glare finish, reminiscent of brushed suede, is now available on all models of Abel Reels, according to Don R. Swanson, president of the California tackle manufacturer.
Utilizing silicone beads that bounce off an unfinished reel’s aluminum surface, the end result is a soft, non-glare finish. Reels are individually bead-blasted to attain the new non-glare surface.
The non-glare, no shine option is available on both solid color and fish graphic reels in the Quick Change (QC), Super Series, Trout Series (TR) and Abel Creek series. Solid color reels will be an additional $75; fish graphic reels are $200 more.
“This unique finishing process is the answer for fly-fishers concerned about our high gloss reel ‘flashing’ or creating a light glint on fish causing them to spook,” said Swanson.
For additional information on the non-glare finishing process, see authorized Abel dealers or visit www.abelreels.com.
Jeff Patterson
Abel Reels
165 Aviador Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
[email protected]
(866) 511 7444