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    Default Difference between the two?

    Does anyone know the difference between the Abu Gracia 706 and the 506 mk11 please? Is it size? Quality?

    Rich.

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    Default Re: Difference between the two?

    Mainly that the 706 is discontinued and the 506Mk2 is still a current model. Couldn't comment on the quality, or if parts are interchangeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicky123 View Post
    Does anyone know the difference between the Abu Gracia 706 and the 506 mk11 please? Is it size? Quality?

    Rich.
    Forget them and get a 501 .

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    Tigger mate.

    Is the 501 the original, going on to the 502/503 so on? I'm told they are Bomb proof,, and that most owners remove the clutch.

    If you do, does that mean when a fish take hard the handle flies around? I'm interested in anything you can tell me please buddy. I have the chance of a mint 501 ideal for the stick I gather.

    Thanks again.

    Rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicky123 View Post
    Tigger mate.

    Is the 501 the original, going on to the 502/503 so on? I'm told they are Bomb proof,, and that most owners remove the clutch.

    If you do, does that mean when a fish take hard the handle flies around? I'm interested in anything you can tell me please buddy. I have the chance of a mint 501 ideal for the stick I gather.

    Thanks again.

    Rich.
    Rich, the 501 is one of the original ones, the handle is the clutch as you can tighten it up via a screw you turn with your finger and thumb. The original 506 has a drag on the handle but the handle doesn't reverse....unless you remove the paul. Imo the 501 is the best one.
    Theyre not all theyre cracked up to be for trotting though as you do get (or I did) a lot of line stick. For this reason it's better not to put too much line on them. For normal float fishing theyre great, especiall at night or in windy conditions.
    If you can get a minter i'd say grab it .
    If your after a trotting reel the pin is the tool for the job.

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    Trigger.

    I paid £47 in the end and it looks very clean on the web. I'll send a picture once it arrives (if I can?) but even the reel seat has all the original paint, with 2 spools, box, and diagram oil. Thanks for all the advice. Interestedly I've seen some ABUs on a antique site refurbished by a chap called Dave Plowman the original 507 goes for £375???????wtf!!
    Rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicky123 View Post
    Trigger.

    I paid £47 in the end and it looks very clean on the web. I'll send a picture once it arrives (if I can?) but even the reel seat has all the original paint, with 2 spools, box, and diagram oil. Thanks for all the advice. Interestedly I've seen some ABUs on a antique site refurbished by a chap called Dave Plowman the original 507 goes for £375???????wtf!!
    Rich.
    Id say ypu got a bargain there Dicky. If I could only have one reel it would be a 501, partly for sentimenal reasons but also because they're great .

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    Default Re: Difference between the two?

    Quote Originally Posted by dicky123 View Post
    Trigger.

    I paid £47 in the end and it looks very clean on the web. I'll send a picture once it arrives (if I can?) but even the reel seat has all the original paint, with 2 spools, box, and diagram oil. Thanks for all the advice. Interestedly I've seen some ABUs on a antique site refurbished by a chap called Dave Plowman the original 507 goes for £375???????wtf!!
    Rich.
    Battered second hand 507s command a fair premium over the run of the mill 501, 503, 505 and 506s. When Dave Plowman takes a minter (that's liable to cost in excess of £100) and sprinkles his fairy dust over it, you know it's going to cost a fair bit more. Personally, I'd not pay the £100+ for a mint 507, let alone even more for a Plowman one.

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    I'm going to try and find someone to put that part back, as Tigger said/suggested there was not point on that 501 model. Sam the rod you suggested (acolyte ultra) is amazing very nice thanks. I happened to be able to pick up the Allerton on the bank the other day and I thought it a bit heavy in comparison, plus the handle was bait odd. JMO.

    Rich.

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    Default Re: Difference between the two?

    Quote Originally Posted by dicky123 View Post
    I'm going to try and find someone to put that part back, as Tigger said/suggested there was not point on that 501 model. Sam the rod you suggested (acolyte ultra) is amazing very nice thanks. I happened to be able to pick up the Allerton on the bank the other day and I thought it a bit heavy in comparison, plus the handle was bait odd. JMO.

    Rich.

    What reel did you actually get ?
    If the anti reverse has been removed it sounds like you got the 506?
    If it's the 501 then it has no anti reverse so I can't see anyone messing with it.

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