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Where it all began …

Looking back on an angling career there is always a defining moment that molds the rest of ones direction in angling. A true angler  no matter what fish or by what method the fish was caught will be at home with an arched rod. The reel pictured above was that moment. A 6500 ABU “Red Red” as its known was the faster (retrieve rate of 4.7 : 1)  version of the ABU 6000 (3.65 : 1) and it was the first model I owned. Timothy, my long time angling friend asked why I had bought it; the answer was simple, I just wanted one (he also had one similar, the 6500 “Red Silver”) .

Where it is now ……. 6500 CDL (SS)

No regrets, and a few Ambassadeurs under the belt since then, I have played many Pike on these reels.  If I were to have my last day on this earth fishing, it would be for Pike using my beloved Ambassadeurs on Bassenthwaite.

Great memories and great times …..

Tight Lines

Paul

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One Comment

  1. Hi Paul,

    Both reels are beautiful, to be given the chance to fish with both reels on Bassenthwaite is a real honour.

    My favourite from your collection is the iconic Channel looking reel…as always us ladies have to add a little bit of high end fashion.

    Hugs and huge thanks x


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