News Releases


Nov 15, 2013

GearPatrol.com Rates Abel Fly Reel Top on their list!  Read more here

 


Jul 23, 2013

CAMARILLO, Calif. – In 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, the Washington Redskins the Super Bowl and the Edmonton Oilers hockey’s Stanley Cup.  It was also when the first Abel fly reel was machined in the rural Ventura County town of Camarillo.
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Jul 23, 2013

CAMARILLO, Calif. – The ubiquitous hemostat – a tool that hangs from almost every fly-fisher’s vest and is frequently found on the bottoms of rivers – has been re-designed and re-invented by Abel in hybrid form.
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Jul 23, 2013
CAMARILLO, Calif. – Artists – from first-time amateur to student, fly fishing guide or professional – may compete for the opportunity of designing the fish graphic finish of a new Abel Reel including recognition and write-up on the firm’s website and 2015 catalog.
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Jul 23, 2013
CAMARILLO, Calif. – Rivers of Recovery, a Minnesota-based non-profit organization offering outdoor recreation rehabilitation programs to combat veterans, and California fishing tackle manufacturer Abel Automatics, Inc., are teaming to produce a fly reel that will benefit the nationwide non-profit group.
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Jul 23, 2013
CAMARILLO, Calif. – New custom fish finishes featuring the Japanese Yamame, Derek DeYoung Montana Brown Trout, plus updated representations of tarpon and rainbow trout are now available on Abel Reels.
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Jul 23, 2013

CAMARILLO, Calif. – A few clicks of a computer mouse can establish an itinerary for a two week vacation, file income tax or close the deal on a new home.  And now, buyers can design a custom fly reel from the comfort of their office or home computer.
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Jul 23, 2013

CAMARILLO, Calif. – Coastal and Great Lakes-area anglers who target salmon, halibut or other deepwater gamefish have a new tool: the Abel Moocher.

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Jan 4, 2013
Mayfly Outdoors
CAMARILLO, Calif. – THE MAYFLY GROUP ACQUIRES ABEL AUTOMATICS
Abel poised to continue great tradition of precision made fly fishing reels and accessories.
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Jan 3, 2013

American Angler Magazine Gear of the Year: Abel wins the 2013 Gear of the year award for the Abel classic reel!

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Jan 3, 2013
About.com Fly Fishing

Abel Tops the list! Best Fly Reels Makers as listed by IFGA. Here's a quick look at the list of the top 10 fly fishing reel brands used by the record holders in the World Record Game Fishes book, published by the International Game Fish Association. Find out more...


Jan 2, 2013
fly fishing gear
Who doesn’t appreciate quality fishing gear? (I thought so….) Quality gear is often—and wrongly—associated with a fat budget, but that’s just plain wrong. Find out more...

Sep 24, 2012

Celebrating 25 Years of Abel

CAMARILLO, Calif. – Abel is a name synonymous with quality, precision engineering and beauty. Now this famous ‘made  in the USA’ fly-reel brand is celebrating 25 years in business, with much more in the pipeline. Tackle Trade World finds out more..

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