Sunday, September 1, 2013

Vintage ABU items

As well as fishing reels and rods, ABU sold a lot of fishing items such as sinkers, nets, parts, etc. Some vintage items are now very difficult to find. One of my good friends in Germany kindly found some for me. Thanks, T.K!

ABU Fishing Pliers (made before the mid 1970s): The grips of these pliers are gold and fish-like scales are engraved for slip-proof. Very beautiful pliers made in Germany, and I can't believe these were made about 40 years ago. These are very difficult to find, much more difficult than later ones (see below).

ABU Fishing Pliers (made after the mid 1970s): Very similar to old ones, but the grips are blue.

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