This reel is awsome. For anyone who appreciates fine machinery like I do it is fun just to hold in your hand. It is true that this reel is MEGA overkill for trout and very expensive. I got mine as a graduation gift so I aint going to turn it down, but I would not have bought one had it been my money.
Below is a list of Abel Super for sale.
|Abel Super 8 Fly Reel, NEW! CLOSEOUT!||US $439.95||29d 10m|
The reel is the best period, but like everything else that is the best, you have to pay ALOT for it. I personally would go with ROSS and TETON for a great trout reel and if you want a large arbor the new ORVIS Battenkill LA is a great choice and value. The ABEL super is a great reel for saltwater and overkill for fresh so think about that. ALSO: Don't let anyone fool into this Anti LA crap. LA when designed properly is not simply a loss of backing. The reel perfom much better. I think LA reel spin easier becuase all the weight of the spool is near the outside. They feel smoother and I think they are worth it.