Classic Vintage Fishing Tackle

Vintage Fishing Tackle & Collectable Angling Items

ABU REELS

Find vintage Abu reels here. I only sell reels that are in excellent condition and which have had little or no use. If you require a reel not shown here please get in touch as I have others available. I also stock an extensive range of Abu spare parts.


Abu Cardinal 4 First Version - This reel is in excellent working order with a small amount of paint wear mainly on the foot, comes fitted with a later spool, Serial no 780600

Ref  ABR 105

£175

 

Abu Cardinal 6 - This reel is in mint unused condition complete with user manual, parts diagram, warranty booklet, spanner and original box, Serial no 780300

Ref  ABR 111

£245

 

 

Abu Cardinal C3 - This reel is in superb condition and is possibly unused, comes complete with spare spool and original box, Serial no 84-01

Ref  ABR 117

£95

 

Abu 505 Rare 1st. Model C.1962 With No Stainless Steel Lip On Red Cowling - This reel is in near mint condition and appears to be unused

Ref  ABR 131

£145

 

Abu Ambassadeur 10000C Unused In Original Box - This reel is in superb condition with minor age related marks and comes complete with rod clamp, parts tube, unopened oil bottle and spanner. Serial number 017200

Ref  ABR 133

£345

 

Abu Ambassadeur 9000 - This reel is in superb condition with a couple of marks to the side plates, possibly used once only and comes with user manual, spanner, parts tube + oil bottle and original box which shows signs of age. Serial number 740302

Ref  ABR 134

£325

 

 

Abu Cardinal 66X - This reel is in excellent working condition with some wear to the finish. Serial number 770301

Ref  ABR 141

£125

 

Abu Cardinal 66X - This reel is in excellent working condition with some wear to the finish mainly on the foot. Serial number 771101

Ref  ABR 142

£125

 

Abu Ambassadeur 7000 - This reel is in near mint condition and appears to be unused. Serial number 781101

Ref  ABR 144

£175

 

Abu Cardinal 66 Early Model - This reel is in near mint condition and appears to be unused complete with polystyrene inner box, oil bottle and spanner. Serial number 057108 - Almost 46 years old !

Ref  ABR 148

£165

 

 

Abu 505 Late Model - This reel is in near mint condition and appears to be unused complete with original box, user manual with parts diagram and spanner. Serial number 790803

Ref  ABR 152

£145

 

Abu Ambassadeur 20 Big Game Reel - This reel is in excellent working condition, the serial number is not readable as 2 holes have been drilled in the foot for securing to rod which obscures the serial number C.1979 one of two available.

Ref  ABR 157

£235

 

Abu Ambassadeur 30 Big Game Reel - This reel is in excellent condition both mechanically and visually, an absolute stunner. Serial number 780500

Ref  ABR 160

£345

 

Abu Ambassadeur 1601c IAR - This reel is in mint unused condition, Serial no. 070009/45

Ref  ABR 162

£345

 

Abu Ambassadeur 12 - This reel is in superb little-used condition with 99% of the original finish intact, complete with oil bottle, spanner, parts tube, user manual with parts diagram and original box. Serial no 751000.


Ref ABR 166


£135



Abu Cardinal 33 First Version - This reel is in excellent condition with 99% of the original finish intact and possibly never used. Complete with spanner, spare spool, user manual and original box. Serial no 750100 - built in January 1975.


Ref ABR 168


£495



Abu Garcia Cardinal C4 - This reel is unused in original box with spare spool, user manual, parts diagram and guarantee card. Serial no. 84-01.


Ref ABR 171


£125


Abu Cardinal 33 - This reel is in excellent working condition with minor wear to the finish mainly on the foot. Serial no 751200.


Ref ABR 174


£175


Abu 506M in Original Box - This is an exceptionally smooth running reel having seen very little use and with very minor wear to the finish. Comes complete with spare spool, spanner, unopened oil bottle, user manual, guarantee booklet + warranty / service card and original box. Serial no 781100.


Ref ABR 177


£175


Rare Abu Cardinal 3 First Version - This reel is in excellent working condition with minor wear to the finish and comes in original box. Serial no 770800.


Ref ABR 178


£545


Abu Cardinal 7 - This reel is in near mint condition and appears to be unused. Comes in original box with spanner. Serial no 780500.


Ref ABR 181


£225


Abu Cardinal 40 Model A - This reel has a few minor marks but is unused in original box. Serial no 790400


Ref ABR 185


£95


Abu Cardinal 70 Model A - This reel is unused and comes complete with user manual + parts diagram, guarantee booklet, spanner and original box. Serial no 790500.


Ref ABR 186


£95


Abu Cardinal 154 - This reel is in near mint condition and appears to be unused and comes complete with user manual + parts diagram, spanner and original box. There is no serial number on the foot.


Ref ABR 189


£65


Rare Abu Cardinal 355 - This reel is in near mint condition and appears to be unused, complete with spanner and original box. Serial no 811200.


Ref ABR 190


£245


Abu Cardinal 155 - This reel is in superb condition having been used just once or twice and comes in original box with user manual, parts diagram and spanner. Serial no 800401.


Ref ABR 195


£65


Abu Ambassadeur 5000C - Early model with grooved side plates and silver spool arbor. This reel is in excellent, little-used, condition with virtually no wear to the finish. Complete with original pouch, parts tube and screwdriver / spanner. Serial no 34688.


Ref ABR 197


£275


Abu Cardinal 77 - This reel is in superb condition and excellent working order with minor wear to the finish. It comes complete with spare spool, User Manual with parts diagram, spanner and vinyl zip up case. Serial no 750907. 


Ref ABR 199


£145


Abu 501 - This reel is in superb condition mechanically and visually having seen very little use. It comes with original spanner. Serial no 780100


Ref ABR 200


£65


Abu Cardinal 54 - This silent anti reverse model is unused in original box with spare spool, User Manual with parts diagram and guarantee / warranty booklets. Serial no 800603.


Ref ABR 201


£245


Abu Cardinal 57 - This reel is unused in original box with spare spool, spanner, parts diagram and guarantee booklet. Serial no 810305. 


Ref ABR 202


£245


Abu Cardinal 4 First Version with Champagne Finish - This reel has a small amount of missing paint on the foot where it has been attached to a rod but the reel appears to be unused for fishing and comes in original box with spare spool and spanner. Serial no 771000.


Ref ABR 203


£245


Abu Cardinal 54 - This reel is unused in original box with User Manual / parts diagram, guarantee booklet and spanner. Serial no 790602


Ref ABR 204


£225


Abu Cardinal 55 - This reel is unused in original box with spare spool, guarantee booklet and spanner. Serial no 780301.


Ref ABR 206


£195


Abu Cardinal 157 - This reel is unused in original box with User Manual. Serial no 800202.


Ref ABR 207


£125


Dave Plowman Abu 507 Reels

The following two Abu 507 reels were built by Dave Plowman from old stock unused parts supplied by me. Dave uses gears from the 506/506m which give a faster retrieve plus other modifications including a shallow spool made from Delrin. Each Reel comes with a certificate of authenticity dated 3rd May 2018 and signed by Dave Plowman

Dave Plowman Abu 507 - This reel was built from scratch by Dave Plowman with a used housing. All other parts are "old stock unused", though there are a few small scratches on the cowling. Comes with a certificate of authenticity dated 3rd May 2018 and signed by Dave Plowman.


Ref ABR 208


£275


Dave Plowman Abu 507 - This reel was built from scratch by Dave Plowman entirely from "old stock unused parts" including the housing. This is an exceptionally smooth running reel and must be the best Dave Plowman Abu 507 in exisitence. Comes with a certificate of authenticity dated 3rd May 2018 and signed by Dave Plowman


Ref ABR 209


£345


Abu 501 - This reel has seen very little use and is in excellent working condition with minor wear to the finish. Serial No 771200


Ref ABR 210


£65


Abu 508 - Rare right hand wind version of the famous Abu 507. This reel is in excellent condition both mechanically and visually. Serial no 730900.


Ref ABR 211


£95


Abu Cardinal 66 - This reel is in excellent working condition with minor wear to the finish. 


Ref ABR 212


£75


Abu Suveran S 1000M - This reel is in excellent condition both mechanically and visually, appears to be unused. Comes complete with spare spool, user manual with parts diagram, cloth pouch and original box - lid faded.


Ref ABR 213


£275


Abu Suveran S 2000M - This reel is in superb condition and appears to be unused, complete with spare spool, user manual with parts diagram, warranty booklet, cloth pouch and original box.


Ref ABR 214


£295


Abu Suveran S 4000M - This reel is in superb condition. There are a couple of minor marks on the foot but the reel appears to be unused and comes complete with a spare spool, user manual with parts diagram, warranty booklet, leather pouch and original box.


Ref ABR 215


£295


Abu Cardinal 33 - This reel is unused and comes complete with spare spool, spanner, user manual and original box. Serial no 760301.


Ref ABR 216


£175


Abu Cardinal 44 - This reel is in superb condition with minor paint loss (mainly on the foot) and looks to have been used only a couple of times. Comes complete with spare spool, spanner, full bottle of oil, user manual and original box. Serial no 037100. 


Ref ABR 217


£245

Zebco by Abu Cardinal 6 - Very early model with serial no 110606. This reel is unused in original box with spare spool, user manual, spanner and full bottle of oil + original sales receipt.


Ref ABR 218


£195


Abu Cardinal 160 - This reel is unused (still has factory inspection label fixed to housing) and comes complete with original box and user manual, parts diagram and guarantee booklet. Serial no 810200.


Ref ABR 219


£75


More Abu reels will be listed when time permits