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  1. #61

    Re: Vintage reels

    P1060099.jpgCol
    The two I have shown , I don't fish, but i do have about 4 others that I fish.
    This one is a 1967 330. The mechanism is very simple, durable and reliable on these reels, very similar to the old ABU cardinals.

  2. #62

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    I don't normally stray to much away from collecting vintage Penn reels, but when I had the opportunity to obtain a rare slice of history, I couldn't resist.
    Accurate fishing..... they began in the early 90's, twin brothers decided to move away from there fathers aeronotic engineering business and start up a new company, concentrating on quality made fishing parts. Obviously now, well set in the industry with there own models and patented twin drag system, But early on, they entered the market making up graded quality parts for different companies. Penn, was one of those companies,, they machined up one piece frames, spools, side plates for some of Penns most popular and successful reels, mainly the 4/0 senator and the popular Jigmaster. This gave owners an opportunity to beef up there reels, to what ever level they chose.
    They made up 9 reels for the sales man at the time, 4/0 senators, Jigmasters and a couple of the bigger 6/0 Senators, all in different colours. Of course, the then sales man, put 7 of them at home and only carried 2 with him to do his job. 10 years later he retired and accurate gave him the sample reels as a retirement present, he then went home and tried to sell a couple to fund his retirement, luckily, a collector friend of mine, contacted him, to find out where he got them, was given the story behind them and my friend quickly bought 7 of the 9 salesman samples.
    I was lucky enough to track down one, which is still in its unused state and pounced.
    It's a full Accurate factory version, which in the 90's was worth a fair amount of coin, this one was the biggest version, a 6/0 Senator reel, as stamped on the inside of the handle, the internals are still stock standard Penn, which still made it a damn tough reel. To find an original, near mint one, is pretty rare, and being the most expensive version a 6/0, Narrow version, even rarer.
    I have a friend in Florida, who did the conversion himself, that still fishes with his, deep dropping out wide rail fishing they call it there, and he commented to me, that he gets north of 45 lb drag from his, with standard insides. of course his is a little worse for wear as it's been fished hard.
    It certainly wasn't cheap, but I did score it for an amazing price,, but as my collector friend said, show me another !!!
    I don't really have any great connection with it, as far as collectability goes, my 30's senators I cherish much more,, and in all honesty, I would have no problem with upgrading the internals and using it, if indeed I was regularly deep dropping, as this thing is an absolute beast of a reel.. or perhaps some trade bait for a few classic Penn's I'm yet to get....

    Anyways, for those that were interested, there you have it, How Accurate first began, a piece of the beginning history of Accurate fishing...
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  3. #63

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    I'm starting to drool Col. Very nice!
    Greg

  4. #64

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    A few more of my DAM Quick reels

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    First one is the reel Alan Hawk called the Godfather of spin reels.
    Second is a 270 Super.
    Third is a 331 high speed.

    Greg

  5. #65

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    Nice Reels Greg,
    They look in Schmick condition as well.
    I keep an eye out for Dam reels now when I'm searching for whats for sale !.


    Col

  6. #66

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    Thanks Col. Yes, I couldn't`t believe my luck when the 5001 came up for sale in Australia and no one else bid on it. It looked terrible at the time, but that was all on the outside. It functioned perfectly. The other surprise was the vendor lives about 4 kms from me.

    Greg

  7. #67

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    so far ive managed to find a
    abu 1500c 2500c 2600 iar

    when the 1500 turns up in a week ill put aphoto of the three up
    just want to get a 1600 and a 1600 iar andd have a set

    unfortunately the 1500 has a little mark on the side plate but im not paying 1000-1500 for mint ones

  8. #68

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    The old Abu's have a cult like following, I've never owned one personally, but there's a fair few that like them.
    Look forward to seeing some Pic's when you get the 1500 Steve..

    Col

  9. #69

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    In another life I had a 10000c, a 9000c, a 7000, a 5500 and a 6500CTC3 Mag Elite. The only ABU overhead I have now is an Ambassadeur 12 IGFA
    Greg
    Last edited by reggy; 01-08-2020 at 03:26 PM. Reason: addition

  10. #70

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    Not the best photo
    Iím still waiting for the 1500 to turn up via dhl

    2500 and 2600 iar

  11. #71

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    Steve, Not seeing that link Bud ??
    Or maybe I'm doing something wrong, but can't view the photo....

    Col

  12. #72

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    Working now ?

  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevej View Post
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    Not the best photo
    Iím still waiting for the 1500 to turn up via dhl

    2500 and 2600 iar
    As I previously stated, there out of my knowledge zone...
    But they do look like schmick reels all the same Steve...
    Do you delve into your own servicing ???

    Col

  14. #74

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    Modern stuff is better itís just the first few reels I owned for bass fishing and then had to sell as the kids came along

    I donít as there are guys out there that will do an amazing job for $50-60

    new stuff I donít service just look after it and retire it when itís not the best as a rebuild is normally more then a midrange reel anyway

  15. #75

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    Steve,
    What are the 2500c's worth in tidy condition ???

    Col

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