Travelling on a PNG cruise "P&O Jewell" (29/10 to 7/11/2018) . We 4 ABU mates would enjoy making contact with possible ABU "fishing mates" whilst onboard! Hope to fish at Alotau, Kitava, Rabaul, Kiriwina and Conflect Islands.
Encompasses my fishing trips, my actual ABU fishing equipment, my location, my boat "Ambassadeur", my family but also the research I have on other like-minded ABU devotees to show their collections, their fishing as well as their contributions to ABU via employment and management roles.
I use the Twitter feed to the far right to point to significant new updates (but not all) on website -->>
Many friendships have developed over the almost 12 years since I first started sharing my ABU educational research findings here. Support has been just wonderful and as I do not sell ABU to profiteer, I feel doors have opened to me, with many kind souls also very willing to share their knowledge.
Great to have met many of you in Svangsta and throughout Sweden in June 2018
These started in the 40's and eventually the word
was spread via a dozen or more different language catalogs,
brochures and phamplets. Advertising progressed to radio and
television and now websites, Utube and social media like Twitter.
My first experience was the fabulous Tight Lines catalog issued
yearly and available at my local tackle shop in Rockhampton,
Queensland. Little did I realize, that their equivalents in
foreign languages, were being eagerly sought by millions around
the world from the 1940's. Famous not only for its reels, but ABU
lead the market with catalogued rods, baits and many
Who knows more about 1960's ABU Trade Catalogs?
Pilgrimage to Svangsta
From its humble beginnings as a watch-making factory, through its taximeter, Halda typewriters and technical equipment, eventually the world famous Record casting reels were produced from 1940's, and in 1953 the Ambassadeur 5000 first appeared. It and its variants took the fishing world by storm and arguably gave ABU a 3 + decade lead over most manufacturers. Not until the 90's with the release of the much sought after Morrum series baitcasters, the Suveran Spinning reels and the more recent Revo series did ABU regain its fishing-equipment crown.The wonderful ABU museum at Svangsta must surely be on every ABU fan's visit/bucket list if travelling in southern Sweden.
Contributors supply images and quotes on a regular basis. Here we see one of ABU's finest devotees, Per Erlandsen's Collection from Norway.
He has kindly shared his "Record Fisken" Dream Trips here.
Fans are deeply indebted to your selflessnessThe reason the wonderful wonderful Ake Murvall article has been removed is here