Re: I want to purchase an Abel reel, but

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Posted by GES on 2011-08-07 13:20:09 in reply to Re: I want to purchase an Abel reel, but posted by scott shaw on 2011-08-06 10:00:41

The Penn Internationals are indeed spectacular reels, and sometimes available at a good price. The #4 is a true large capacity reel, with exactly the same line capacity (and basic size) as the original John Emery reel. I gave mine to Russ, who now has two of them.
But I still have both the #2.5 and also the #1.5, in Black. Both of these are weird odd-ball sized reels; but excellent for striper fishing and the like; well they are both way overkill; pretty much like throwing dynamite.

Yes I know they are heavy; so they nicely balance today's tip heavy rods.


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