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Abel Releases VAYA Series

July 22, 2019 By: Erin Block

Abel has announced the new VAYA reel series. “Crafted by avid Colorado anglers, the VAYA series debuts an all-new technical look and feel paired with outstanding performance.”

Read more in the press release below.

Abel Releases VAYA Series

From Abel:

AYA: Spanish for ‘Go!’, as in go outside, go explore, go fishing!

Crafted by avid Colorado anglers, the VAYA series debuts an all-new technical look and feel paired with outstanding performance. The partially-ported VAYA frame offers the unique combination of minimized weight, incredible rigidity, and just enough surface area to highlight Abel’s hand-anodized finishes. The frame interior also features varying sets of CNC-milled fly patterns, relevant to each size of reel.

The large-arbor spool features a precision-balanced, dual-pawl drag engagement design that eliminates the need for a counterweight. The spool’s mechanical incoming click compliments the audible, smooth feel of the outgoing drag. The carbon / stainless multi-disk drag system produces substantial resistance, while providing a wide range of adjustability for delicate tippet.

VAYA: the new ‘go-to’ reel for everything from freshwater to light salt.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Partially-ported frame for the perfect balance of weight, sound, and visual appeal
  • Different sets of milled fly pattern silhouettes on interior of each frame relevant to the size of the reel
  • 5-disc alternating carbon/stainless steel drag stack
  • Large arbor for faster retrieve and reduced line memory
  • Quick-change spool design with proven O-ring release
  • Available in sizes 4/5, 5/6, 7/8
  • User convertible retrieval system
  • Made in USA