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A maintenance-free sealed drag system is now available in three sizes of Abel Reels, with more on the horizon, according Don R. Swanson, Abel president.
“While its 27 year history has proven that Abel cork drag reels work and set world records, times change, technology changes, and the view on what was once considered ‘routine care’ required on a cork drag reel has also changed, explained Jeff Patterson, director of sales.
Abel’s answer is a lightweight, maintenance-free drag mechanism that has been permanently enclosed utilizing a high-tech machined aluminum and Rulon® sealed drag system.
A collaborative effort with Oregon reel designer Joe Saracione, Abel’s Sealed Drag Reel consists of “stacked multi-discs of prime grade machined aluminum and Rulon®, and a field tested proprietary gasket seal that completely locks out moisture. The aluminum drag discs are hard anodized for abrasion resistance and sparingly lubricated with waterproof grease that’s light enough to allow free motion at low drag settings, yet with enough friction protection to last throughout a lifetime of heavy drag operation,” according to Swanson.