We'll say it again, the screw to undo the spool is a pain in the butt. It's just not a great, user-friendly, on-the-move design. Once you have yourself dialed into your Abel reel, and assuming there are no line scrambles in the spool … it's you're best friend. The thing is bullet-proof. As such, they're a bit heavy. We do like the interchangeability of different spool models within the product line.
Score: **3.5 out of 5 **