Easy Care Instructions

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

(Sportsman's Lube Kit™ is recommended)

  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 andframe or on the drag surface.

The Sportsman's Lube Kit™

For every brand of fly reel, conventional reel, spinning reel, bass reel, knives, scissors, pliers, guns and gardening tools. The Abel Lubrication System takes the guess work out of keeping equipment primed and ready to go on a moment ’s notice. Keep a Lube Kit in your car ’s glove compartment, your workshop, tackle bag or fishing vest and kitchen catch-all drawer.


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