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25. Jun, 2020

Hello all you Abu freaks out there. I hope you are keeping safe and well under these weird times! I have noticed that the number of visitors have been increasing over the last 4 months or so and just now the number of unique visits is sitting around just over 10,000 per month. For a small niche website, Im happy its growing...

I would love some feedback from you the visitors about what more you would like to see on this site ? You can emai me at

And i want to apologise to ALL you visitors who have emailed me over the last few months, because I have not had the time to reply to anyone, as I have some personal stuff going on in my life right now, and throw in Covid 19 crisis here in Sweden, well its just a bad year !!  Anyways, please dont be offended if I have not answered your mail. I just dont have the time time right now..   Tight Lines to everyone - Pete (Reelhunter)

13. Feb, 2020

Jan 2020 starts off with a BANG. A RARE Abu Record 2000 with Yellow amber spacers sells for $4,350 USD. See pics & info in my Special Abu Items page.

1. Jan, 2020

Happy New Year to all you Abu Collectors out there. 2019 was a fantastic year as far as the site goes, on average 5000 - 6000 unique visitors per month. The new Abu Price Index seems to be popular, and like me, it comes in handy when your looking at auction prices, or are at a garage sale and suddenly find that special Abu reel you have been looking for. I still have a few more reels to add to the list for 2019, and at this stage I will not update again in 2020, as it takes a lot of time and effort for me.

I have hade to remove automatic comments because of spam, so now all comments have to be approved by me before they are accepted on the site. Its a shame one or two idiot's can spoil a good thing for other honest people !

With that I want to Wish you all a Happy New Year and Tight Lines in 2020.

Pete (Reelhunter)

7. Dec, 2019

Still getting quite a few emails, regarding valuations for those classic, vintage Abu fishing reels from all corners of the globe (Abu Garcia must be happy). This year I have spent hours upon hours updating the Price Index page, so all YOU visiters can hopefully find the reel your looking for quickly, and at the same time, give you an idea of what your reel could be worth. Simply click on the link above, or the Price Index Page on the main menu.

7. Dec, 2019

Sold for $850-Dec 2019.
2 other Simon Shimomura reels were also sold.
A Simon Shimomura Custom Abu Ambassadeur 5600 CDL Grey, sold for $554 and a Custom Abu Ambassadeur 5500C Teal, which sold for $402. Visit my Special Abu Items page if you would like to see more photos.