Was thinking of using it perhaps on a worm rod, but I am not certain as I have a boat full of Johnny Morris Signatures.
After 1971, the serial numbers were changed to production lot numbers with the first two digits indicating the year.
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page (sadly some are now defunct) about Len Borgstom, Simon Shimomura and Daniel Skupien and more are absolutely essential to the study and appreciation of these fine reels. More specific 1969 advertizing illustrates the ground-breaking features of smooth chrome anti-corrosive manufacturing, fine tolerances between surfaces, centrifugal braking systems, multi-disk star drag, precision matched gears lapped to perfect smoothness, evolution from bushes to ball bearings etc By 1975, we see a much greater emphasis on the wider range of Ambassadeur models taking the reel to more demanding use for bigger salt water fish.
These books are very definitely the Universe when it comes to matters ABU. 5000, 5000A, 5000B, 6000 and bigger Direct drive model The bigger salt water models 7000, 8600 (8500 in Europe), 9000 and 10 000 sizes Ball bearing models High retrieve speed models No better persons to be the Ambassadors for this new reel are authors Espen SJaastad and Karl-Erik Svensson Permission has been kindly extended to me to note their best practice documenting of this fine series of small Ambassadeurs which started in 1975 and continues to this day.