Thursday, January 04, 2007

Abu Garcia - Ambassadeur - Revo SX

Always wanted to get a low profile casting reel. So a window shop intended trip to the tackle shop ended with an impulse buy. :-p


Gear Ratio – 6.4:1
Line Cap – 12lb/140yds Loaded with 150yds of 15lbs Power Pro
Weight – 8.7 ounces
10 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
1 pc aluminium frame and crank side cover
Carbon matrix drag™ system
Duragear™ brass gears
Linear magnetic brake™ system
Precision aluminium spool

The Abu Garcia History

By the river of Morrum in Svangsta, carl August Borgstrom in 1921 founded AB Urfabriken

The company manufactured pocketwatches, telephone timers and taximeters. Borgstrom was a brilliant craftsman with a talent for light precision engineering, skills he had acquired during his years in Halda watch-making company.Unfortunately WWII caused a sharp decline in the demand for taximeters. Undaunted, ABU redirected its skills towards the development of precision fishing reels.

The first reels, name Record, were marketed in 1939. The generation of world-famous Ambassadeur reels got their start at the 1954 New York World’s Fair. The Swedish-built ABU 444, the company’s first spinning reel, was introduced in 1955 followed in 1965 by the first Cardinal Reel. These events are still remembered as some of the most significant in the history of the sportsfishing tackle industry. AG’s influence on the sportfishing community is unmatched. The company remains firmly committed to provide fisher-men with the highest quality; most innovative products while mainitaining a position of leadership, both within the industry and as a champion of environmental concerns.

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