Life of a Cardinal 44 into a 4

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Crucian
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Re: Life of a Cardinal 44 into a 4

Post by Crucian » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:12 pm

Thanks for a great thread, very informative :Hat:

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Re: Life of a Cardinal 44 into a 4

Post by BeechmereLake » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:08 am

CWK wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:53 am
Hi BL , I have an Abu C5 which is engineered like a Swiss watch ... A beautiful example of fishing reel technology .. Can you please tell me something about where it sits in the Abu reel dynasty ..
The C5 is a later reel manufactured in around 1984-5, there was a special edition done in cream and green paintwork with wooden handle knob, very well built reels but of course made in Japan, when you talk about Cardinals its nice that they are actually made in Sweden which is why 1983 is a cut off point for me, when the name Garcia was added to the reel and not just the box I was done with Abu. :Scared:
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Re: Life of a Cardinal 44 into a 4

Post by BeechmereLake » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:45 am

Gents, I have finally secured the rare Abu Cardinal 4X in Champagne paintwork, a hard reel to find but even harder to find in such good used condition, I have added the picture to the history lesson at the front of the post but so you dont need to go through it all again here is the reel sitting left of picture, this reel was made for less than a year before the paint finish was changed to the ceramic type paint. :dancing:

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Re: Life of a Cardinal 44 into a 4

Post by Leigh » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:28 pm

Beechmere, thank you for your informative post.

I became the owner of a Cardinal 44x along with a 40 model A in a mixed batch of fishing tackle I recently collected.
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