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Abu-Garcia Fishing Reels

In 1921, by the river Mörrum in Svängsta, Sweden, Carl August Borgström founded AB Urfabriken. The company manufactured pocket watches, telephone timers and taxi meters. Borgström was a brilliant craftsman with a talent for light precision engineering; skills he had acquired during his years in the Halda watchmaking factory.

Unfortunately, World War II caused a steep decline in the demand for taxi meters. Undaunted, ABU redirected its skills toward the development of precision fishing reels used by anglers the world over. Abu Garcia later received the honor of being chosen "Purveyor To The Royal Swedish Court," a distinction bestowed upon a very select group of manufacturers for consistently exceeding its highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

Abu Garcia's influence on the sportfishing community is unmatched. The company remains firmly committed to maintaining its industry leadership position by providing anglers everywhere with the highest quality, most innovative products. Here we will have a variety of reels from Abu-Garcia.

Here is an early Early Abu-Garcia Ambassadeur 5000, these reels are extremely desirable and collectable. It's taken us years to acquire one in this great shape. The skill and dedication of the craftsman who built these reels is second to none. The 5000 is legendary and a key piece of the heritage and legacy of the finest reel manufacturer in the world. (NFS)

In 1941 the first ABU Record Reel is introduced. This Abu Record 1550C dates to 1949. (SOLD)

In 1941 the first ABU Record Reel is introduced. This Abu Record 1700C dates to 1955. It is missing the end caps. (NFS)

The last truly great spinning reel made in Sweden, this one in our collection was added in 1999. These Reels are Rare now, and very valuable to Abu-Garcia collectors. (NFS)

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More great reels coming soon, Check back often to see more.
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