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    Default Vintage Fishing

    My wife bought me an old Abu Ambassadeur 5000 reel for my birthday. I was able to track down a similarly vintage rod to go with it - a Browning Silaflex 6' 6". My goal was to catch some fish with it before putting the rig up on the shelf and maybe just using it now and then. Today I had success and pulled in a decent sized bass. Lots of fun pulling one in with gear in the 40-50 year old range!

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    Check out my Instagram fishing pics:
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    Good looking combo.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle
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    Appreciate the "MADE IN SWEDEN" gear which I have owned since 1963 (bought at Walgreens in Amarillo TX for $15.00) These reels will last forever with proper upkeep (Cleaning old grease and oil). I have obtained about 50 (Made in Sweden) reels and use them every time I get out to water. Restricted now as lakes around here are "OFF LIMITS".

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    Wow! That's quite a collection. Thinking about getting an old 5500C since the gear ratio on the 5000 is rather low. Also looking at some of the Abu rods. Just missed a mint Diplomat on eBay.
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    Thatís a beauty there. Good to see great gear still going!


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    Beautiful setup.
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    Very nice. I love old fishin' gear from yesteryears. Thanks for takin' us along with you on your walk down memory lane.
    "Just Like Iron Sharpens Iron... So it is that One Man Sharpens Another Man." Proverbs 27:17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishfishwish View Post
    Wow! That's quite a collection. Thinking about getting an old 5500C since the gear ratio on the 5000 is rather low. Also looking at some of the Abu rods. Just missed a mint Diplomat on eBay.
    I have 2 5500Cs A 5000 red and 5000 black, I still troll with one of my 5500 and have a spinner bait tied on the black in the rod box, would like to find some spare parts and up grade them, reminds me I saw a 5500 in the box go for 450.00 last year


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