alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Abu Garcia Reels lets post some pictures
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« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2019, 01:28:05 PM »

Abus in pretty good shape have been going at reasonable prices on ebay lately, got this Abu 6000 in the mail today.  Probably made in the early 1970s, number on the bottom of reel foot is 730604.

I've already taken it apart, given it a good cleaning and strung it up with 17 lb Cajun Red mono.  No real open space here on the hill but I was getting 60 yd practice casts with a 1 oz bank sinker until I hit the top of the goat shed.

BTW, here's an old story in a Field & Stream written about the old red Abus.  https://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/gear/2002/06/red-reel



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« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2019, 06:53:41 PM »

Wow, she's a beauty. Those old red Abu's have the richest red finish of any reel to date. That's a June 1973, 4th revision.

Btw, if you're going to fish it, keep a look-out for high speed gear sets available for these reels.
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« Reply #107 on: April 14, 2019, 12:33:40 PM »

A beautiful top quality reel.
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« Reply #108 on: April 17, 2019, 07:51:25 PM »

Got me one more red Abu today.  Spooled her up with 12 lb. Viscious mono, found a 5-1/2' MH Rhino rod in the garage rafters, she's ready to go bassin'. This is a 5000A from the mid to late 1970s.


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« Reply #109 on: April 17, 2019, 08:03:01 PM »

Beautiful reel amigo

Nice work
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