his means no maintenance required. The aluminum discs are hard anodized for abrasion resistance and lightly lubricated to allow free motion for a lifetime of protection under heavy operation. Our proprietary Rulon® has a low coefficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance, and chemical inertness over a wide range of operating temperatures. The anodized aluminum sealed drag cartridge, coupled with a 330 degree angled cam system drag knob features 24 detents (clicks) of adjustment yields virtually infinite settings using an infallible draw bar tightening system. The innovative design also yields incredibly low startup inertia to protect fine tippets, while still giving plenty of stopping power for slowing down the fastest running fish.
How is the Abel Sealed Drag Reel different from all the other reel “sealed” systems? Most sealed drags are bulky; other reel manufacturers are forced to utilize wider frames and spindles to accommodate higher masses. Unlike these products, the Abel Sealed Drag fits into the same narrow frame as its famed Super Series cousin. While other models in the industry with so called “sealed” drag systems have allowed fresh and saltwater to compromise their product, the lengthy field testing of our design has proven it to be completely waterproof. What this means for Abel’s Sealed Drag is no corrosion, no maintenance, and no failures.