"if the idea ever crosses your mind to tune up an Ambassadeur of yours to be a real screamer....call Ulf in Europe for custom parts or a complete tuned Ambassadeur."
Pete's fabulous Swedish 'Reel Hunter' site www.reelhunter.com
Reelman's Swedish ABU site http://reelman.se/
Rikk's Antika Svenska Fiskerullar http://www.abu-record.se
Finn Bendorff Pedersen's Fishing and Cartoon site www.pausefiskeren.dk/pralepladsen.htm
Daniel Skupien's Website - http://dskup.server101.com/SwedishReels/ (Boo(Books)
anyone advise why Daniel's link is not working please?
Ollie Tivenius FISHING and MUSIC website www.sensibus.se
Mikko's Fishing Reel Classsics http://www.elisanet.fi/mari.peltomaki/FRC/kelat.html
Danish Tackle Collecting Club http://www.grejsamler.dk/english-intro.htm
Marco's Reeltown - http://www.reelstown.com/abu.htm
ABUFreak's New (2008) ABU Website www.dfigge.altes-angelgeraet.de
Jussie's Swedish Reels http://www.fishybiz.se/index.htm
Robban's Aburullar.se site http://aburullar.se/index.html
Silver Toby - http://www.silvertoby.dk/index.htm
Mattais's Personal site - http://web.comhem.se/~u53304570/fiske/index.htm
Wolfgang's Vintage reels www.www.altes-angelgeraet.de
Lennart Widmark's Swedish Website http://www.acc.umu.se/~widmark/lwfishxl.html
Keith Elliot's website for Classic Angling Magazine
Kyo's Abumania (perservere, great pics) http://www.abu-mania.com/
Fishing with ABU (Japanese site) http://www.geocities.com/fishingwithabu/
Take's Reel Room http://www5c.biglobe.ne.jp/~take300/index.htm
William Brown's Trip to Mongolia Catching the fabled Hucho Taimen Salmon.
Steve Stracqualursi's " Way Upstream Fly fishing And All That Relates" Steve loves to fish a vintage ABU Delta, enjoy!
Earl's Antique Fishing Tackle http://www.fishingcollectables.com/
Sasha's ABU Cardinal & Dam Reel Site http://www.saschas-sammler-homepage.de/
Minature Morrum Ambassadeur http://www.keysteps.com/mini-rods-reels/AbuGarcia.htm
Carmilla and Kjell's Sportfishing Museum at Byske http://www.sportfishingmuseum.eu/
Jerry Foran's Hookless Custom Ambassadeur Reel Building USA
Paul Brown (UK) www.abuambassadeur.co.uk
Surfmaster, Jacques Wolmarans, A South African ABU fan
www.salmonfisher.com My friend Jacob sells ABU lures. Please contact him.
Shep's Tackle box A new site from USA with lots more ABU to appear soon.
Fred Ribb's Classic ABU Information Page...USA
Steve Vernon's Antique Fishing Reels site
Brian Mc Owen's Vintage ABU for SaleRenzo's Antipes Spinning reel Website in Italy
John is a very affable chap who can help those needing a custom flyrod handcrafted with care.
He has helped me source an old Record Double Flyreel. Many thanks!
ABU and Garcia in USA have had a long co-operative relationship. The only hitch was when Mitchell reels from France were being already marked by Garcia in USA, so ABU had to look for the different organization to market its fine ABU Cardinal Spinning reels. This was done by by Zebco in USA.
Wallace Carney labours hard with the same passion as I do here, to create this high quality and continually developing website. Like this site, it is not a commercial entity, despite looking like one, and it is also a Not for Profit, benefit to all interested collectors creation. Please support his endeavours to share.
Grandson's Next Reel
This link is here because of the my love of the ABU Admiral made by Everol in Italy 49 years ago. They have exactly the same demanding ideals today as A.B.Urfabriken did in their first 50 years! Keith has recently taken over as the sole importer of Everol into the USA. Please consider these big game reels. I have one and will be getting more to fill the size gap where ABU no longer sells.
My good friend Petri from Finland has some of the finest hand crafted artistic lures from anywhere in the world
Enjoy his wonderful new website www.fishskinlures.com
Collector's Weekly USA http://www.collectorsweekly.com/fishing/abu-ambassadeur
Please give serious consideration to joining this wonderful organization. It does cost a little more for overseas postage (out of USA) but I personally feel the helpful nature of all the voluntary workers, who respond quickly to questions/request, as well as access to the wonderful network of like minded collectors, make it very worthwhile to join ORCA.
Catalogs however, like Tight lines and Napp och Nytt, are inexpensive for recent editions and blindingly expensive for the oldest and rarest editions. I have 1966 to present for the N&N but only about one third of the number for the Tight Lines.
I am presently trying to research how many countries ABU was marketed in via their famous catalogs. I would appreciate anyone who could forward details that may help me. I am looking for names, dates and maybe a scanned image of the front page.
These free current edition catalogs are a wonderful resource for the beginning fisher. The most expensive first edition N&N I saw changed hands recently for nearly one thousand dollars at auction. Unfortunately 2005 will be the last of these catalogs.
A replacement yearly catalog will be produced to target the present 4500 products.
ABU Garcia Yearbooks are also another source of information from the sixties which incidentally I've just discovered. Anyone wanting to swap/trade some for Tight Lines or Napp och Nytt (identical catalog but only Swedish version)?
Useful Aussie Lure plating Company
I have had one of each of my treasured ABU lures, successfully Gold plated here.
Aussie Fishing Blogs
From Australia, very comprehensive, Contributers with world wide lure interests.