Original ABU Cardinal 44???

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Re: Original ABU Cardinal 44???

Post by PeteD » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:47 pm

Not so keen on the gold plated finish but I do rather like the burr and cork handles.

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Re: Original ABU Cardinal 44???

Post by Fisherman1947 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:12 pm

I have a 44x it looks genuine .
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Re: Original ABU Cardinal 44???

Post by Duckett » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:02 pm

Olly wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:05 am
There is currently a big market in "pimp" your fishing tackle - especially reels and bobbins!
I could be wrong but this seemed to start amongst Japanese lure anglers. It seemed to reach the U.K. bass, light rock fishing and urban lure angling scene about 3 years ago. The handles I get but wouldn’t bother with. Some of the stuff I’ve seen done to unmentionable rods is just plain idiotic.
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Re: Original ABU Cardinal 44???

Post by Olly » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:57 pm

The carpers think they are luverly!

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Re: Original ABU Cardinal 44???

Post by RightCharlie » Mon May 14, 2018 6:00 pm

There was a reissued Cardinal 33 around possibly early 80's? a lot of mint boxed ones appeared at the fairs. From memory these all had the same serial number, I had one in my collection at one point. I think they may have been a final edition for collectors, I'm sure someone on here will know the full story?

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Re: Original ABU Cardinal 44???

Post by Paul_V » Mon May 14, 2018 10:22 pm

many thanks to the original poster and to everyones helpful and knowledgeable replies.

I have just started to add a few Abu cardinals to my reel collection. so far have a nice 54 and a 55. I realise these are not the same models as this thread... I also didnt want to hijack it in anyway, but did want to ask a question about these earlier Abu cardinals as discussed.

did they ever make any right hand wind reels in the early series of cardinals?

thanks all.. Paul

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