Abel's mission is very simple: To design the best, most dependable products in the world. Abel is a premium, American, fishing company. Established in 1980, it employs approximately 50 people worldwide. It is headquartered in Montrose, Colorado, home to its precision manufacturing facility and research & development lab. Abel products meet the highest standards in quality, design and manufacturing and the company invests heavily in research and development to continue to improve its designs and technologies. Abel has written its way into history by making gear for the world’s top guides and fishing lodges, winning more IGFA world records and industry design awards than any other fly tackle manufacturer in the world.