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ABU's New Classics!
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 and serious fishermen needing the best (with matching, top of end of town pricing structure).
Here I will feature some of the emerging Olympic medalists of this fishing
Usually, all content on
is independent of Pure Fishing BUT this is one article that I think
all ABU fans would appreciate seeing.
I personally believe these reels will become new benchmark
reels like their ancestors of nearly a decade ago or 56 years ago for that
Judge me harshly if you wish for including blatant
advertizing for PF ABU Garcia reels, but I standby my decision to link this
info here as desirable and useful to all serious fishermen as well as
ABU collectors .
Borgstom's 80th birthday
In 2011, Management at the Svangsta ABU factory saw fit to celebrate both Len's
birthday and the 90th Anniversary of ABU factory on the banks of the Morrum
River, with the production of a magnificient boxed set , comprising chrome
Ambassadeur 5000 C accompanied by watch, cuff links and tie bar. Fittingly Len
was presented with #1 of only 60 created for the special occasion. It is
my fervent desire to acquire one of these sets.
Len kindly shared photos of his treasured presentation.
My most recent personal acquisition is the beautiful 60th Anniversary Napp och Nytt
2500 CDL Ambassadeur.
The included DVD contains all sixty issues of complete ABU N&N catalogs
Mine is numbered # 182 /250
One of my first commemorative sets!
Another more difficult to find set of 2500/2501 Ambassadeurs I'd like to buy
Some are individually personalized fishing Ambassadeurs according
created by the Ambassadeur specialist
Ulf Tingstrom of UT Reel Technology to
your own particular useage requirements such as
rod, line, lure weight etc
2500 Champagne Gold tuned
Chrome Rocket tuned
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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
My personal favourite is the soon to be released Pearl White Ambassadeur
5500 CDL which I suspect Simon Shimomura has exquisitedly crafted. Hope he
can let one come to this website/collection!
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.
Reliable Guys who have the ability to source and supply unusual ABU reels at
cost effective prices are below
Special editions (
Fiskespecialisten: Ebay Tradera Sweden ) E-mail
Parts: Ebay Canada)
Les Kilby ()
you are a person that has collected some unusual ABU reels or significantly had an effect on
design/development/testing of ABU equipment over the years please contact me
if you wish your contribution documented for posterity and the immediate
interest of the ABU fans worldwide!