- Aug 16, 2020
I have the CF-100 it’s still like brand new, not sure why I got it over the Abu at the time, it was a bit cheaper, If I remember correctly, the Ryobi and Abu had single pin line pick up, and not long after I bought the CF, Abu brought out a two pin line pick up model, The Ryobi has been my go to light stick float reel on rivers like the Nidd, Wensum and the scrapyard at Newark dyke for years, 3.5Ib Bayern purlon, bronze maggots, waders and a bait apron they were the days. It’s light not a lot to go wrong with it and you can still get 3D printed spools for them on ebay from time to time.Keeping in line with all things woke it seems only right the minority cf reel has it's own platform.
I still regard myself as something of a novice angler but in my seven years since returning to fishing I have enjoyed revisiting reels from my youth some fifty years plus ago which included the iconic Abu 506 Mk1, having bought a few I then dabbled with the Daiwa 125m, a very different animal and more recently the Ryobi CF100 which has fast become my favourite of the three brands. Not so easy to come by so was pleased to find a near mint one on the bay a couple of years ago.
Would be interesting to read of other members preferences, anybody got a Dave Plowman Abu?