ABU 501 CARBON DRAG WASHER UP-GRADE KITS
Smooth Drag from the USA, manufacture Carbontex Carbon fibre drag washers. The high quality carbon fibre material is the perfect combination of unrivalled stopping power, silky smoothness and outstanding consistency, with a high heat tolerance. Carbontex drag washers are the the best upgrade in drag washers, available in my opinion. Try them and you will not be disappointed. They enable a greater and smoother drag to be applied to the line than the stock drag washers. For the smoothest drag operation a light smear of Cal's Universal reel and drag grease is highly recommended. A small tub of Cal's Universal & drag grease is included.
This is a kit assembled by Jim's Reel Shop for the ABU 501 closed-face spinning reel. It contains two Carbontex drag washer, which replace the stock leather drag washers. ABU part number 5752. The leather drag washer wear and perish being a natural material and over thirty-eight years old! The ABU 501 was introduced in 1977. Make sure the metal drag washers 4751, 5753 & 6850 are in good order especially 5751 which does corrode. It is essential all remnants of the old leather drag washers are removed from the metal drag washers and they ARE NOT CORRODED.
We can service and fit these Carbontex drag washers to your reel if you prefer.
Jim's Reel Shop is a UK business who SERVICE ABU, Akios, Daiwa, Penn, Shimano & the classic Mitchell reels. We source and export NEW parts world-wide. We ONLY supply NEW ABU, Daiwa, Penn, Okuma & Mitchell parts. We are also official UK stockists of Corrosion X products, UK stockists of Smooth Drag products including Carbontex drag washers, Cal's grease & also stockists of Rocket Reel Co. products