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Old 02-23-2011, 01:32 PM
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Thumbs up A new baitcasting reel.

Here we go. A new baitcasting Akios reel. It is coming to USA very soon.





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Old 02-23-2011, 02:23 PM
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Country of origin??
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:38 PM
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It's not hard to see the Abu heritage shining through. Made in Taiwan sounds better than Made in China.
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It looks nice. Abu has gone down in quality in recent years. I have a few old 5000 series level winds that I I still use today. I bought a new 6500 series last year and can't seem to get the drag to work properly. The only issues with drag on my old abu's is that i've had to replace the drag washers a few times over the years. I still believe they produce a great product. However, their quality control seems to have gone out the door. I have little confidence in the 6500 i purchased and as a result it will rarely be used.
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