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ABU age?

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:37 am
by cobia
hi looking for approx age of this HI-LO
any info would be great,cheers

Re: ABU age?

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:26 pm
by Abuadmiral
It would be 60's or later but before 81 when ABU went offshore for lure production in 1981.
This is a nice LYS Hilo of 26g wt.


Re: ABU age?

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:48 am
by novang

Nice hi lo you have there, have it ever came out of its packaging?

The 1st pic is from my 68 abu catalog, based on the color chart your hi lo look like an LYS (not visible in your pic so just a guess). This type of packaging also available in 68, refer to 2nd pic, it has similar packaging to the optic with the coat of arms on top. Cant find any pic of individually pack hi lo in the 68 catalog. So without referring to other abu catalog, its possible that your hi lo is 40+ years old.

Maybe other members can go through their earlier or latter catalog and post more info.

Re: ABU age?

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:15 pm
by cobia
cheers mate

no never taken it out of the packet but i am surprised by
how bright it glows in the dark a lot of new ideas, are just
returning from years gone by
regards George

Re: ABU age?

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:58 pm
by diemai
G'day , folks ,

.................accordingly to this threads title I would like to ask , whether someone could determine about the age of these two "Hi-Lo's" , ....just dug them up from one of my tackle pouches , that I've kept in the garage for boat trips and now got back indoors for the winter break .

The hooks are new , off course , these lures some years ago from a workmate , that had found them on the attic of a newly rented home of older build .

Note the differences in stamping and bib size !
thanks ,................greetz , diemai howdy

Re: ABU age?

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:13 pm
by MXB
@diemai . . .

I don't know a huge amount about the Abu Hi-Lo but have been told that the earlier versions have 'bell' style hardware and surface hardware like yours Dieter would be a bit later. I have a few somewhere and have noticed the different stencil markings??

Possibly 1970's and I would think before 1980??



Re: ABU age?

Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:40 am
by diemai

Thanks , Roger bowsmilie , ........I'd estimate them to be 70's vintage as well , .........though they might be from different periods due to the different bib shape ??? ?

Wishing you a Happy New Year , .........greetz , Dieter howdy

Re: ABU age?

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:21 pm
by samlovesfish
Not too sure how old mine is but I know it's older than me :)

would love to know just how old if anyone has any idea