Rods (after the steel models) always needed protecting from damage during transport and ABU chose to do this with heavy plastic tube and later multi section cloth bags, some with pine stick inserts and even on model (The Gothia) with an internal to the bag, plastic tube.
Simply the best and by far most exclusive, expensive form of protection in the world of fishing tackle manufacturers, was given for ABU s delicate, expensive Carnon Fibre, Carbolite 67 flyrod here. It was a spun, threaded aluminium heavy duty tube with internal cloth bag to protect the rod from scratches..
Quality all the way!
My most recent modern additions to my Fishing Armory in respect to rods (not meant for collecting), are three rarely seen outside of Asia, highest quality carbon and fibreglass multi piece rods named World Monster Travel Rods and the Hornet Stinger. These rods are designed, constructed and sold at a premium price primarily in Japan.
They will, not only be used locally in Keppel Bay CQ, but also be carried by me to the Western Pacific Islands fishing when cruising in March , as well as to Sweden in June and hopefully to PNG on October.
Look forward to further updates here.
They can be easily sourced from ABU Garcia Pure Fishing in Malaysia as the staff speak English and are more than helpful with postage etc
This is a very large file so it is now broken into 2 partsPART 1 Part 2