Abu Elite on Ebay ; )

26 08 2009

Couldn’t resist bidding on an Abu 6500 C3 CT Elite on Ebay on Sunday – the same vendor was selling two of the reels, with the auctions ending within minutes of each other. I was pipped to the post on the first, but determined to get the second, which ended up being £45 including postage – pretty good for a fully working Elite. I’ll stick some photos up once the reel arrives.

Received the Shakespeare Neptune the other day – this reel really is in almost immaculate condition, with just a few marks on one of the side plates. Already taken it apart to see how similar it is inside to Abu Garcia reels; it is another model in which the spindle is built in to the spool, like the 6500GR. I think the design where the spool is separate from the spindle is what Abu calls “UltraCast”, although I’m not entirely sure, as it’s hard to find any decent information on Abu reels.