Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern Ontario
AR has fallen out of favor and sometimes subject to derision. I thought adding an used 3r recently, but decline as I have enough reels. The one thing people lose in the debate, the drag setting is on the same side as the handle- crank, making adjustments too drag during a fight simple. This adjustment should be infrequent, but there are times.
My wife rarely uses the last AR we have, for bonefish, but on very windy days and a little harder to interpret when the fish is about to run, she asks for the Islander AR 4.
I have used the same reel in winter steelhead nymphing to protect fine tippers.
The Abel reel is nice. for salt, I do like the more open spools we see today to wash and dry the reels, but I like the heavier older reels on a 2h rods.
Last edited by raspberry-patch; 09-01-2019 at 09:16 AM.