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Old Abu Garcias
« on: August 04, 2015, 09:43:22 AM »
I have been doing a tackle clean up, giving away old rods and reels that don't get used any more. At the bottom of the pile I found 2 old Abu 3's that I inherited from my father inlaw in Scotland many many years ago. I was about to pass them on to the neighbors kids to use as  :brbel:  rods, then thought I better check with the pros, maybe they can be salvaged.


The rods are old, but almost unused. Their specs
  • Atlantic 443 Zoom
  • 9 ft, 275 cm
  • 30 - 60 grm, 1 - 2 oz
They have horrible reel seats that can be moved up or down the long cork handles - but by their own design, tend to work loose during the fight. The joiner pieces are heavy stainless steel and the eyes are bloody ugly. With all the cork and steel, the rods are quite heavy compared to modern rods, but I think the blanks are quite decent.


Would it be an option to strip them down and refit with decent reel seats and eyes? I have no emotional attachment to them, so it would have to be financially sensible.
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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 09:44:18 AM »
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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 04:48:19 PM »
Doubt these would be worth the cost of getting them fixed  :dunno: . Don't know these blanks at all. I'd keep them as collector's pieces... mount them in your pub!
I chuckled at the size of that stripping guide on the yellow rod!!  :shk

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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 06:16:05 PM »
Reefz, I just gave them away, literally a few minutes before you posted this. Someone in the cape advertised on gumtree that he collects old Abus. I am sure he will get better value from them than me. Said he could have them if he made a plan to transport them.
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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 06:47:02 PM »
Awesome stuff, been steadily collecting old tackle myself...

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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 02:14:54 PM »
These rods are looking for a home again.
The guy in Cape town never got back to me.
If anyone has a use for them and is willing to transport - they are yours at no charge.
I could get them as far as Pretoria University or Jo'berg Fourways in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2015, 02:40:04 PM »
Hi there , would be keen to take them off your hands.
I'm in Pretoria so no rush.
I also have some old collectible Abu reels.


Must actually post some pics of my vintage collection, some dead, but still nostalgic.

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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 02:51:53 PM »
Hi there , would be keen to take them off your hands.
I'm in Pretoria so no rush.
I also have some old collectible Abu reels.


Must actually post some pics of my vintage collection, some dead, but still nostalgic.
Perfect. I will send them down with my daughter when she next visits.
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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2015, 09:25:00 PM »
Great, thanks.
Touch base soon.

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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2015, 04:03:27 PM »
Sizer - I am heading to the city this weekend, will bring the old Abus along. Please get in touch with me to make a plan for collecting them. o8two 8five9 3six5o
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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2015, 01:33:04 PM »
Great touching base today, cudo,s for going out of your way.
Will arrange with your daughter for collection.


FOlKS...it's Amazing what a difference such small gestures can make especially from someone you don't know or even met....then again it is the UA extended family.


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Re: Old Abu Garcias
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2015, 11:32:05 AM »
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Great touching base today, cudo,s for going out of your way.
Will arrange with your daughter for collection.


FOlKS...it's Amazing what a difference such small gestures can make especially from someone you don't know or even met....then again it is the UA extended family.


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