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    Hi to all,

    Take a look at the new paint jobs from Abel. Hmmm, maybe a little over the top.

    Frank


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    Hi Frank,
    When I first saw a painted Abel reel a few years ago, I asked the shop
    manager if he had painted them himself !

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    They look cheaply painted reels.


    On a side note I wonder how long Abel will last these days.

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    I like Derek Deyoung's work. I posted a link once about it a while back, if you are not familiar with it take a look. http://canvasfish.com/index.html

    I would love to have one of those reels with a big ol'Brown trout pattern on it.

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    Hi MikeG,

    That cheaply painted paint job is an extra $200.

    Frank

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    Pretty cool stuff if you ask me.
    Dave Watts
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    To me, the journey of learning is almost more fun than arriving at the destination of knowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
    Hi MikeG,

    That cheaply painted paint job is an extra $200.

    Frank
    Not worth it in my book. I said that because Abel's previous reels look more professionally painted, to me this looks cheap for some reason or not as refined maybe.

    It would be hilarious to see if the government determines the money that Madoff's son invested into Abel was from his ponzi skeem. That would screw Abel over.

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    If I had a lot of money (think millions), there are a lot of things I might do. By and large, these are much better than the things I would have done if I'd had a lot of money when I was young. Perhaps wasteful, perhaps indulgent, they would not hurt anyone.

    So on a whim i might buy this reel, put it in my wife's oriental what-not cabinet along with the plates, birds, vases and carved items. It would feel at home there. But I can't imagine every fishing with the thing.

    Knowing this, God has not chosen to burden me with money.
    We're all in the same boat. We all come 'ere and we don't know why. We all go in our turn and we don't know where. If you are a bit better off, be thankful. And if you don't get into trouble an' make a fool of yourself, well, be thankful for that,'cos you easily might.--J.B.Priestley

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    Frankie:

    Us old men must have our toys
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    I saw these two reels up close recently, and they both are works of art. They look much better in person than in pictures...truly stunning. They carry a very high price tag, but would be worthy of being called heirlooms.

    If I could afford one, I would seriously consider one of these reels. According to Abel, they are not being produced in a set number like some of their previous limited editions. Those paint jobs are available, made to order, through the end of 2009.

    Cheers,

    VB

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