As well as the 'standard' line of high quality reels, if ABU are ever merely standard , its ranks are being expanded by a range of specialized reels, aimed at collectors (with matching, top of end of town pricing structure).
Here I will feature some of the emerging Olympic medalists of this fishing equipment world.
They are often only produced in batches of 200, ensuring they will never be easy to source or afford.
These I believe are destined to become the new classics and one considers themselves lucky if they are able to get onto the list from the factory supply.
Once the target of predominatly Japanese ABU fishing enthusiasts, specialized tuned reels made of exotic materials and unique colours are greatly sought by passionate ABU persons as well as the well heeled Ebay buyer who will gladly part with large sums to acquire them.
Gary Oswald from South Australia was fortunate enough to add it to his fine collection.
I personally think it is one of the most beautiful Ambassadeurs I have ever seen created.
Like the 500 only 5500 CDL's , some issued as Bass Comp prizes many years ago, it does not command (yet) the $3000 + price of the original