Abel and Casting for Recovery Partner on Reel

Helping battle breast cancer and those fighting the disease, Abel Automatics Inc. and Casting for Recovery have teamed up to offer custom finishes on Abel Super Series 5N large arbor model reels, with $100 per reel donated to Casting for Recovery.

Read more in the press release below.


CAMARILLO, Calif. – Fly reel manufacturer Abel and national breast cancer therapy and rehabilitation organization Casting for Recovery have teamed to fight the dreaded disease. Abel will produce a Casting for Recovery custom finish on Super Series 5N large arbor models with $100 per reel donated to the organization.

Casting for Recovery, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded in 1996 in Manchester, Vermont, the brainchild of a breast cancer reconstructive surgeon and a fly fisher.

The organization “provides an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by the disease to gather in a natural setting and learn the sport of fly-fishing. Just as importantly, the retreats offer an opportunity to meet new friends, network, exchange information, and have fun.

“Casting for Recovery weekend retreats incorporate counseling, educational services, and the trained facilitators that staff each retreat, including a psycho-social therapist, a health care professional as well as fly-fishing instructors and river helpers,” according to Lori Simon, Executive Director.

Abel reels are precision machined from 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum with Teflon® sealed bearings and utilize a cork drag system made entirely in the California factory. The Super 5N Large Arbor will handle both 5- and 6-weight lines.

The Abel Super Series 5N Large Arbor fly reel will feature a –

  • Custom CFR purple with matching CFR pink handle, drag knob, and foot;
  • “To Fish is to Hope” custom engraved drag knob; and
  • CFR logo and pink ribbon fish on the spool.

The reel with custom options would normally retail for $875, however the Casting for Recovery version is $700 of which $100 is tax deductible. CFR reels are available directly from Abel or through select authorized dealers.

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