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Review of Benchmark Reels
My friend Alan
Hawk is the first to be submitting a series of reel reviews here.
Mr Spinning reel
Ben Wright shares his favourite ABU Cardinal below too
Mr John Eales has an extensive collection of old
Australian Fishing Magazines to share reviews from here.
I am hoping to encourage other similarly skilled
users, collectors and these particularly with an engineering appreciation of
ABU's product to submit some reviews too.
First to appear will be the
noted UK spinning reel writer and engineer Alan Hawk
3 ABU spinners rated
in order from fabulous to good and very ordinary
Suveran 4000 by Alan Hawk
by Alan Hawk
Cardinal 57 by Alan
(note the very
different less detailed/ more sales pitch review of C 57 review
Zebco Cardinal 7
soon by ...
ABU Cardinal "Royal Collection" by
from Vintage Magazines such as Modern Fishing and Angler's Digest 1970 and Outdoors and Fishing
Vic McCristal ABU assorted reels and rods
Vic McCristal and the ABU 505
Wal Hardy Ambassadeur 9000 2 speed
Mal Florence Cardinal 57
Dick Lewers Modern Fishing 1984
Lure Review Anglers Digest Sept 1964
you are a person that has 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!