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« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2017, 10:58:50 AM »

My first spinning reel was also a 304.  That would have been about '63.  I was saving up for a 300 but became impatient and bought the 304 because it was a few bucks less.  I have no recollection of what happened to it.  Picked up another 304 a year ago because they are now cheap as chips and nostalgic.  After fooling around with ultralite spinners the 304 seems enormous, especially the spool.  Funny, because most things from our childhood seem smaller when revisited later.
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« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2017, 11:22:27 AM »

Yeah, the rotor does seem a little big, but interestingly enough, they are still pretty light, all things considered. I grab one now and it almost feels like a toy.   
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« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2017, 01:18:26 PM »

Mighta figured; Ben Wright; (don't/didn't know him, but have heard of him), that you, Tommy, & him would be bros.

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« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2017, 09:02:39 AM »

Any info on this reel would have appreciated. It's my dad's he doesn't remember much about it.

Though I remember some nice channel cats caught with it using very thin line....Jeff

Hello here is some information about the man who invented the rear drag system for Abu 444 and older Cardinals, including patents I searched out, please scroll down, and this site gives also alot of information about the older ABU stuff, regards Kalle

http://www.realsreels.com/ABURecordreelmodelspatentdrawings.html
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« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2017, 10:17:47 AM »

Welcome aboard Kalle from Estonia --

Introduce yourself to the site when you get a chance.

We would enjoy knowing about your country, and your fishing interests.

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« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2017, 11:22:12 AM »

Were you and Nurmse related Kalle?
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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2017, 03:02:59 PM »

Welcome, Kalle, from chilly (-13 degrees this AM) Minnesota.

You've dived in to one of the more interesting topics on this forum for the latter part of 2017.

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