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Care Instructions

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

REMINDER

Abel recommends that you throughly rinse products in running, lukewarm freshwater after each day of use. After rinsing, take a toothbrush to the 90-degree angles (i.e. foot, counterweight, handle, etc). It’s also a good idea to spray it with WD-40, and wipe it clean with a paper towel. WD-40 will not harm components or your flyline, backing, or mono. For cork drag reels, it is not necessary to lubricate the cork on the drag plate; this only needs to be done if it does not feel just as smooth as a brand new reel.

Sealed Drag Salt (SDS)

Super Series (2017)

Sealed Drag (SD)

Mooching Reel (2017)

Abel Nipper

COMING SOON

Abel Plier

COMING SOON

Abel Zinger

COMING SOON

DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS

SUPER SERIES (Pre 2017) & BIG GAME

To Disassemble or Change Spools

  1. Remove locknut in center of drag knob. Use a small screwdriver, dime or penny.
  2. Loosen and remove drag adjustment knob; place in safe place such as your hat or vest.
  3. Pull out drawbar from reel assemble, taking care not to lose spring retainer.
  4. Remove spool to expose interior parts.
  5. Take care not to lose pawl springs (#8); grease is used to keep springs in place.
  6. Models #O, Pt. 5, 3, 3N, 4, 4N, 4.5 and 5; Super 2, 6, 8,10, 11 and Super 12 have a spring retainer (#20); Models #1 and 2; Super 4 and 5 do not.
  7. Reel #’s 0, Pt.5, 1, 2 & 3N; Super 2, 4, 5 and 6 are sent from the factory left-hand retrieve. Reel #’s 3, 4N, 4, 4.5 and 5; Super 8, 10,11 and 12 are sent right-hand retrieve. Please see warranty card for conversion instructions if necessary.
  8. Place flyline size indicator on the bottom of the reel do not place on back of spool since they tend to interfere with the precise drag mechanism.

 

Easy Care Instructions

  1. Apply a light coat of pure neat’s- foot to the cork drag only if drag feels unsmooth.
  2. Keep main shaft, threaded end of the draw bar and the pawl coated with medium to heavy all-purpose grease.
  3. Always remove sand and grit after use.
  4. Rinse reel in warm, soapy water after each exposure to saltwater. Use a small, soft brush and WD-40 to remove salt residue from hard-to-reach places – screws – holes etc.
  5. Always back-off the drag knob to release pres-sure on the main spring when not in use.
  6. Store in protective reel case both on and off the rod.
  7. When reel is submerged, or, after cleaning, give it a few quick shakes to remove any moisture that might remain between the spool and frame or on the drag surface.

 

Drag Conversion Instructions (Square Tooth Only)

For Super Series QC, Super Series, Anti-Reverse and Big-Game models only.If you have a saw tooth drag plate you must purchase a conversion kit

  1. Remove locknut
  2. Remove dragknob
  3. Remove spool
  4. Using a screwdriver that matches the slot size of the pawl screw and turning to the left (counterclockwise), remove the pawl
    screw.
  5. Flip the pawl over
  6. Re-insert the pawl screw and tighten, to the right (clockwise) just so it’s snug
  7. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN
  8. Replace spool


 

NOTES:

  1. If the springs became dislodged, replace them over the pins (Shortest spring on the pin closest to the screw). Springs are held on with grease only.
  2. Drag plate has to be removed to adjust or replace springs.

CLASSIC SERIES

The Classic Series was discontinued in 2016. We do, however, still service them.

  1. Care Instructions:
    • Keep pawl springs, gear and pawl coated with medium to heavy all-purpose grease.
    • Apply a light grease to the main shaft and handle as needed.
    • Always remove sand and grit after use.
    • Rinse reel in warm, soapy water after each exposure to saltwater.
    • Use a small, soft brush to remove salt residue from hard to reach places-screws, holes, etc. Please Note: Classic Series Reels are made primarily for fresh-water use and are not warranted for long-term use in salt-water.
    • Store in protective reel case both on and off the rod.
    • Abel will clean and service your reel for $40 plus parts. We recommend 5-10 years intervals.

TR & CREEK SERIES

Both the Abel Trout (TR) and Creek Series were discontinued in 2016. We do, however, still service them.

  1. Care Instructions:
    • Keep pawl springs, gear and pawl coated with medium to heavy all-purpose grease.
    • Apply a light grease to the main shaft and handle as needed.
    • Always remove sand and grit after use.
    • Rinse reel in warm, soapy water after each exposure to saltwater.
    • Use a small, soft brush to remove salt residue from hard to reach places-screws, holes, etc. Please Note: Abel Creek Reels are made primarily for fresh-water use and are not warranted for long-term use in salt-water.
    • Store in protective reel case both on and off the rod.
    • Abel will clean and service your reel for $40 plus parts. We recommend 5-10 years intervals.
  2. Conversion Instructions:

HYBRID HEMOSTAT

Abel Hybrid Hemostats were produced from 2014-2016. Similar to our reels, Abel recommends that you throughly rinse Hybrid Hemostats in running, lukewarm freshwater after each day of use. After rinsing, take a toothbrush to the 90-degree angles, spray it with a light amount of WD-40, and wipe it clean with a paper towel.

ABEL BLADE

The Abel Blade knifes were made from 2002 to 2016 and are constructed of Made in the USA high carbon, high chrome, 154CM knife grade stainless steel hardened to 60RC; the handle or frame of the knife is cold finished 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum.

Abel does not offer a knife sharpening service. We recommend just using a standard sharpening stone, or ceramic/diamond coated stick.