Plowman 507 closed face reel
based on the legendary ABU 507 mk I
Dave Plowman is widely acknowledged as one of, if not the, finest centrepin reel makers in history. On the very rare occasions that one of his centrepins becomes available for sale, they command extremely high prices. The quality of his engineering workmanship is indisputable. Dave selected the ABU 507 mk I to work his magic on for a number of very important reasons. Primarily, these are the increased spool diameter over other models, the extremely high quality of its original componentry, and its spool oscillation ratio of 1:1. Dave handcrafts a replacement spool, changes the gearing, and makes a host of other modifications to the original reel. The sum total of these various modifications transforms what was a really good trotting reel in its standard guise, into what I believe is the best closed-face reel ever produced. In addition to the vastly improved overall performance, the annoying line-trapping issues of the standard reel are completely eliminated. With the bonus of a spare Plowman spool and the price of donor 507s rapidly increasing, at £225 UK posted this represents great value for money.
SOLD (Ref: 101)