Abu had a pretty hefty price increase on the latest generation of their reels and all they did was add one bearing to each model. Even if these are the old versions, they are still good reels and the price is very good. It's also an American company on the East coast that's selling them, so should you need to do a return, it's unlikely you'll have to talk to Ralph in India.
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