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« on: April 13, 2018, 01:43:09 PM »

I just picked up a ABU 3500C at a sale for $5.00 and it has 1 small drag washer, is there a gear that will take a multi washer drag that fits this reel?

56** and 65** ABU reels are common here but I have never seen a 3500 until today, it will be a back up kokanee/trout reel.
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 02:09:17 PM »

I just picked up a ABU 3500C at a sale for $5.00 and it has 1 small drag washer, is there a gear that will take a multi washer drag that fits this reel?

56** and 65** ABU reels are common here but I have never seen a 3500 until today, it will be a back up kokanee/trout reel.

Wow an abu 3500
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 01:09:58 AM »

I just picked up a ABU 3500C at a sale for $5.00 and it has 1 small drag washer, is there a gear that will take a multi washer drag that fits this reel?

56** and 65** ABU reels are common here but I have never seen a 3500 until today, it will be a back up kokanee/trout reel.

Nice pick up for $5 Lee, I'm pretty sure I read the 3500C was only manufactured for 1 year - 1984 I think. Not sure about a main that will take a three washer drag though.
I had a quick look at one I've got, the main is smaller than the 4500C - 6500C mains that take three drag washers, 3500 on the left & 6500 on the right;



The 1000 main is smaller again (and only takes one washer without grooves for eared washers anyway), 1000 main on top;



The Morrum M3600C main is pretty close to right size but has a different tooth cut and the pinion has a different connection to the spool so you couldn't swap both.
3500 main on top, 3500C pinion on the left, morrum on the right:



Thought about trying a custom set of thin washers until I looked at the gear sleeve and the flat sections stop at the same height as the top of the main - keyed washers won't fit unless the sleeve flats are extended. the gear doesn't have grooves for eared washers either.



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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 08:05:04 AM »

Thanks for the info Mike, if it was only made 1 year I will keep this little reel stock.  The serial # starts with 84.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 08:30:21 AM »

I "priced" this reel on fle-Bay and was shocked, over $140 starting price for one that is rougher than my new kokanee reel.  I will take care of it but it WILL be fished. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 05:26:15 AM »

Ollie Damon,s in Portland, Oregon had parts for this reel in stock.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 11:48:40 AM »

I've had one of these reels bought new back in the day.  There is a lot of interchangeability with 2500c parts.  Great reel!
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 12:08:22 PM »

somewhat rare bird. I buy a $5 Abu just to have a spare handle....
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