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  1. 1. Which one is a better company?

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    • Shimano
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  • Poll closed on 02/12/2019 at 02:33 PM

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Which one is a better company?

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Shimano is a good company.  Abu Garcia is a brand managed by Pure Fishing which is owned by Newell Brands.

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While both make excellent fishing gear, Shimano gets the edge as they make the world’s finest bicycle components.  Abu- no bicycle components whatsoever!

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Hopefully this thread will disappear...

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40 minutes ago, BoatSquirrel said:

While both make excellent fishing gear, Shimano gets the edge as they make the world’s finest bicycle components.  Abu- no bicycle components whatsoever!

This is not true!   Abu's parent company Newell Brands owns Bicycle Playing Cards not to mention Elmer's Glue.  Shimano has nothing that can compete with Elmer's Glue.

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Seems kind of unfair that Shishamo is not included in this poll.

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There is a great video on YouTube about the history of Abu Garcia. I recommend it for anyone interested in the history of fishing in general.

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IMO, there is no comparison.

 

I bet this thread doesn't last long......

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Shimano 

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For a second there I thought this was one of those winter resurrection threads.

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I quit buying Abu Garcia after I had two of the Revo S reels 3rd generation that were garbage. Both of them had the same problem. Saw many reviews of others that had them and had the same problem. I don't ever plan on buying anything else they make.

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I think this would be more of a argument if the question was, Abu vs Lews or Abu vs Quantum or something

Shimano is the king of reels(not too sure about their rods) and thats generally accepted by everyone in the fishing world lol

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4 hours ago, Log Catcher said:

I quit buying Abu Garcia after I had two of the Revo S reels 3rd generation that were garbage. Both of them had the same problem. Saw many reviews of others that had them and had the same problem. I don't ever plan on buying anything else they make.

The gen3 Abu reels were a flop. 

Gen 4 reels are nice.

 

Gearing toward the ops question it is all a matter of preference. 

All of the name brands make good high end reels . They all also make entry level, lower quality reels.

 

 

 

 

There is no right answer that suits everyone

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I need to correct a post I made earlier.  As of January 7th 2019,  Pure Fishing is owned by Sycamore Partners.  Why this company would want to buy Pure Fishing is a bit of a mystery.  Sycamore Partners did invest in a successful women's clothing store called Cold Water Creek.  You can fish in creeks....that's the only fishing connection I'm aware of.

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On 2/6/2019 at 2:15 PM, OnthePotomac said:

Shimano and Daiwa

I vote for Daiwa! 😊

On 2/6/2019 at 4:00 PM, Tennessee Boy said:

I need to correct a post I made earlier.  As of January 7th 2019,  Pure Fishing is owned by Sycamore Partners.  Why this company would want to buy Pure Fishing is a bit of a mystery.  Sycamore Partners did invest in a successful women's clothing store called Cold Water Creek.  You can fish in creeks....that's the only fishing connection I'm aware of.

And Coldwater Creek doesn't even have clothes you can wear in the Creek! 😀

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I have owned high end reels from Abu, Shimano and Daiwa. They all make great reels. I currently fish Shimano, but it may change by years end. 

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Shimano hands down.

Tom

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:09 AM, Dirtyeggroll said:

Hopefully this thread will disappear...

Me too, highly likely running the trolling motor for fanboys....

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I own both and like both but when you compare their offerings side by side, Shimano is just better when you take all things in to account.....in my opinion. 

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On 2/6/2019 at 2:15 PM, OnthePotomac said:

Shimano and Daiwa

@LadiMopar and I have been having this debate for a while.

 

But she'll come around.... :poke:

 

:wink7:

 

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McDonald's vs Red Robins 

1 hour ago, haggard said:

@LadiMopar and I have been having this debate for a while.

 

But she'll come around.... :poke:

 

:wink7:

 

Nah she's right. Daiwa wins. 

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1 hour ago, haggard said:

@LadiMopar and I have been having this debate for a while.

 

But she'll come around.... :poke:

 

:wink7:

 

 

Never happen @haggard but you just keep on dreamin' my friend. I'll win you over to the Dark Side...you watch! :DarkVader:

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Last Abu Garcia I owned 😉

 

 

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