The ABU 505 Golden Jubilee Book 1962-2012
The ABU 505 Golden Jubilee was written to celebrate fifty years of the Abu 505 closed-face fishing reel. It was written by James Partridge, proof read by Wayne Real and published by Jim's Reel Shop. The Abu 505 Golden Jubilee book includes full colour images of all the different versions, along with the packaging they came in, when new. The Golden Jubilee book has period advertisements, schematic diagrams along with internal and external images of the mechanical workings and differences between all the different versions. The 505 was the first of the range of Swedish Abu closed-face spinning reels.
Later closed-face reels include the 501, 503, 506, 506 Match, 507, 508 and 520. This is a seventy page, perfect bound, limited edition book. Printed in England. Shipped world-wide. The ABU 505 was the first of the Swedish closed-face reels. Limited edition publication of just 100 copies. The 505 Golden Jubilee book has seventy pages with full colour images of all the different 505 variants along with the packaging that they came with when brand new.
The Abu 505 Golden Jubilee 1962-2012 reference book celebrates fifty years of the Abu 505. The forerunner to the 501, 503, 506, 506M, 507, 508 and the 520M closed-face reels. Seventy pages with full colour images of the reels, packaging and period advertisements. An in depth book all about the 505.
James Partridge the author has collected Mitchell and ABU reels since the late 1970's. He owns his own business repairing reels and supplying Mitchell, Penn and ABU factory parts: Jim's Reel Shop. Please read the book reviews!