Abel has machined Large Arbor reels for over 10 years, making Abel a pioneer in the field.
Most Super Series Reels spools are 100% interchangeable with spools of comparably-sized standard Abel Big Game Reels. Abel calls that InterchangeABELity. You'll call it a miracle. Essentially, it gives you two totally different reels with different line capacities at the price of 1-1/2.
Example: Consider a Super 8 reel and Big Game #3 spare spool. The Super 8 holds an 8-weight line with 200 yards of 20# backing, the perfect weapon for bonefish, school stripers and reds; while the interchangeable #3 spool will hold a 12-weight line plus 250 yards of 30# backing, or 500 yards of 50# Spectra, for tarpon and sailfish.
Nothing else can compare. No other reels have the ability to interchange spools and frames and no other has the Abel drag system that gives you the ability to Stop-a-Sub.
All Super Series reels are ported (ventilated) using a "rounded oblong" design that maintains total strength and rigidity in the metal. They're light, yet retain all of Abel's traditional strength and integrity.