Steve Abel Super 8
This is why Abel reels earned the title of "The Rolls Royce of Fly Reels"
What a find! Here is an original Abel SUPER 8 for 8 and 9-weight lines. It is an original, Steve Abel reel that is new, never used and man, is this a sweet, gorgeous reel. Simply the best. This reel features the original, much sought-after, original hole pattern porting. When this Super Series were first introduced, they were called the ABEL Rapid Retrieve... see catalog photo above. The frame even has the beauty ring machined around the edge... very rare.
As noted above: "This is an original, new, unused ABEL Super 8. Comes with original ABEL reel bag and warranty card."
This reel features a beautiful, rich, matte black anodized finish, called the Guide Finish that is not only sweet looking, it is more durable and more resistant to dings and scratches. Plus there is no glare. It has a rare and exceptionally beautiful, hand-polished red, zebra wood handle, and of course, the world-famous, smooth as silk, stop-a-sub drag system. There is nothing like feeling that smooth drag when the fish runs. It is currently set for left-hand retrieve and is not user convertible. If you prefer right-hand retrieve, let me know and I can change it prior to shipping.
The Super 8 frames and spools are interchangeable with it's counter part, the Big Game #3 standard arbor reel spools and frames. With a #3standard arbor spare spool, you can change this reel to an amazing 10, 1, 12-weight reel. Fish 8 to 12-weight lines with this reel and a spare spool... now that's versatility. This reel comes with the original ABEL reel bag and warranty card... warranted for life.
Weight: 10 ounces
Spool Diameter: 3.90"
Spool Width: 1 .125
LH: left hand wind (this reel can't be converted to RH)
220 yards of 20# Dacron backing with an 8-weight line, 190 yards with an 9-weight line. The Super 8 would be a great reel for any 8 or 9-weight singlehanded rod or even a light switch rod. By our estimation it will hold 300yards of 40Lb GSP backing plus a WF-8 flyline.