New Penn 535 Mag2 Reel

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Over the past year or so I’ve been fishing with various prototypes of a brand new Penn 535Mag2 reel. Although, for obvious reasons, I can’t always spill all the beans on new reels we’re working on, I have tried to keep everyone informed as the reel progressed through its various prototypes via my blogs and […]

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Happy Birthday Abu Ambassadeur Reels

Abu Ambassadeur 6000C

Only the older generation of anglers will realise that this summer marks the 60th anniversary of the ABU Ambassadeur reel. It was the summer of 1952 when, what would then be called the Record Ambassadeur 5000, was launched to the retailers and distributors in ABU Garcia’s own newsletter Fisken vid Disken. The reel was scheduled […]

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Customise Your Own Penn International Reel

Devotees of the iconic Penn International reels can now custom build a reel to their own specific colour designs, plus have it uniquely engraved to create a reel specific only to you. This applies to anglers anywhere in the World! You can choose any reel from the single-speed International SV series, the 2-speed Penn International […]

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Penn 515 Mag2 – A Very Versatile Reel

Now that the Penn 515 and 525Mag2 reels have been on the market for a couple of months, whilst chatting to other anglers its interesting how so many perceive the reels to be for beach casting only. This applies especially to the 515 model. I’ve been fishing with the 515 for over a year now, […]

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Testing Times

I’ve lots going on at the moment. I’m still field testing prototype rods and reels scheduled for the Penn and ABU brands which are due on the shop shelves in the coming autumn, and we’re about to final field test a new series of spinning rods due to go in to the ABU product range, […]

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Mike’s and Rob’s Testing New Product Day

I recently teamed up with Penn Category Manager Rob Wyatt for a field test/photo trip out from Plymouth with top local skipper Malc Jones aboard his charter boat Sea Angler 2.   We needed to put some 8/12lb class prototype Penn rods through their paces against big fast running fish, so we intended to target […]

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Mike using an Abu Revo

I’m constantly looking to reduce the weight and improve the balance of the rod and reel combinations I use. Since last autumn I’ve been fishing almost constantly with the ABU Revo Toro 60HS multiplier reel. I’ve been using it with 20lb Berkley braid and a 6/12lb class rod for light line fishing off the boat […]

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