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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Abel Spey Reel

Looking for any recent input on this reel. I just picked up on for a decent price. Itís a ported model. I really didnít need another Spey reel but I just couldnít resist. Planning on hanging it on a Bruce and Walker 14í 9wt. Yes I have researched the archives, looking for some new info. Thanks.

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It is a great reel with a loud outgoing click. You will enjoy using it. I also have the ported model.

It may be a tad light for your B&W 14' 9wt. My reel weighs 9 oz. (255 grams) without any line. With backing, it probably is about 10.5 oz. Also, There may be some trade offs when you install your backing and try to use a 9 wt. line.

My set up is fine with about 120 yards of 30# dacron backing, OPST 35# running line and a SGS scandi (500 grain). The Abel Spey is matched with a Meiser 13' 6/7/8 Highlander Classic and the reel balances the rod quite well.

If I can help with more info, send me a PM.

I hope this helps.
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I have a Galvan R-12 on the B&W now and wanted a C&P reel on it. I have Hardy’s and a Farlex on my other spey rods now. if it seems too light for the B&W I guess I’ll have to get another rod. Looking for an excuse to buy a Berkie.......

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