ABU Suveran Reels

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MARTIN HEMINGTON

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This is a question for anyone who is using or has used a ABU SUVERAN reel.
I was thinking of getting one and just wanted to know what other Anglers think of it..

*** Attn Mr Marsden... I know you conducted a review of a ABU SUVERAN a while back, your thoughts would be helpful.

Regards....Martin H
 
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Rob Brownfield

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I love the look an feel of them...heard there was a problem with the spool, i believe in newer models this is cured. A fellow angler has one for salmon spinning, he uses braid and swear by them. Sorry cant help more.
 
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Martin Wright

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I've got one - I was after a front drag reel and had a few quid spare (its all gone now).
I've used it several times and to be perfectly honest and fair it's a well made and good looking reel and I like the front drag system, but...
It,s not a skirted spool and there's a fine gap between the spool and the rotor housing(?), this allows sand/dirt to get inside and though there's a protective plastic cover inside to stop any serious damage you get an annoying just perceptable grating noise when the drag's running which I find very irritating.
I'm about to get a new reel (prob shimano 4000GT) but I'll still keep the ABU because it is an otherwise lovely reel plus I can't tell the wife.
Hope this helps.
 
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Dave Johnson

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Mike Fidler has one, and it was 'singing beautifully' last Friday night on the Dove.

Mikes impressed with my new 6000 GTE Baitrunner, I like his Abu, maybe we should swap.....
 

GrahamM

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It's a well made reel with good engineering but the actual operation of it may not suit everybody. The anti-reverse mechanism and the drag operation are an entirely new concept, being operated by knurled rings rather than levers or knobs.

The best advice I can offer is to handle one first and see if you think you can get on with it.
 
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