I have it from a reliable source, who got word from T&T ownership, that T&T has merged with Sharpe's of Aberdeen, and that conglomerate has purchased Abel.
Just though y'all might like to know. You can read about Sharpe's and their warranty policy at http://www.sharpes.net/sharpes/home.html
I think Sharpe's will do a fine job as an owner of these companies, but given Davy Wottons likely experience with the Co, I'm curious to hear his take on it.
I'll have to admit I snickered when I saw that the web page of the new owner of what I think is the snobbiest reel company out there had a big fat carp on their main page. I think carp are an underrated and underrespected sport fish, but not an image I ever expected Abel to align with.