Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by illini » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:21 am

Big-Bass wrote:Pictures of the reel are here!

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishin ... omLogout=1

Hope you enjoy! Thanks!
Great color and i love the classic pearl white knobs on the handle.

Avail at on time use to make those white knobs with bearings.

Love the old Abu reels!

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by zodiak311 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:51 am

illini wrote:
Big-Bass wrote:Pictures of the reel are here!

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishin ... omLogout=1

Hope you enjoy! Thanks!
Great color and i love the classic pearl white knobs on the handle.

Avail at on time use to make those white knobs with bearings.

Love the old Abu reels!
Now you need a custom rod to match!!! Live those knobs!

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by Katron » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:18 am

Super hot reel! I have recently discovered Don and am eager to acquire one. Would make a pretty amazing deep crank reel matched up with a glass Japanese rod.

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by Big-Bass » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:24 am

Sweet...Thanks! Glad I found a way to at least get everyone to see the pics without having to bother another forum member to post them. I appreciate those that wanted to help out but didn't want to inconvenience you at all. Hope you enjoy the reel!

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by illini » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:15 am

The one i should of kept ](*,)

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by spookybaits » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:08 am

Big-bass that reel is gorgeous man!
Are you gonna fish it? I bet it would be a great deep cranking reel.

I'd be inclined to mount it on the new St Croix legend elite 7'11. That would be a bautiful rod & reel combo, and the colors would match perfectly.

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by Big-Bass » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:16 pm

I also picked up (and received today) an Iovino 2500C "Classic" reel. Don is a great guy! I will post pictures. Thank you and good fishing!

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by Jdw2920 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:13 pm

i tried emailing him but no response yet. how does this reel fish compared to the new stuff like steez or zillion

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by Big-Bass » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:55 am

His reels, like any of the classic Abu reels, will not have the same feel of let's say a steez, but are built like a tank, feel very connected to the angler, and are a blast. If you want a reel more finesse oriented, get a 2500C or a 1500C (the smallest size they make). I posted pictures on the link before of a 2500C that was made for me. It is meant to be fished with 6-10lb test and is considered really one of the first finesse reels. I hope this helps! Thanks and good fishing!

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by Big-Bass » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:31 am

Got my green 4600C back from Don yesterday. He replaced an interior part for me that I wanted done and was super quick with the turnaround. The reel looks great and I will have to post a few more pictures of it. In the time being, he also sent me spare brake blocks for the reel (without charge) which was a really cool gesture. Also, when he built me my 2500C (just under two weeks ago), I was pleased to see in the package with the reel a pack of reapers, a few jigs, and some of his slugger style baits. That was an awesome surprise and I look forward to using them. I know there is a big following for Don's reels overseas but do any of you own any? Or do any of you have any other classic Abu builds out there? Thanks and good fishing!

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Re: Iovino Custom Abu 4600C

Post by TravisNY » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:16 am

Great taste sir. I've emailed sir Don a few times over the years wanting him to offer the same expertise on Zebco Cardinals. I would be first in line.

Well done, Travis

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