Monday, May 21, 2007
Buy American...sort of....
"Abel Quality Products touts the fact that all the components used to produce its world renowned fly fishing reels are manufactured in Camarillo, right down to the nuts and bolts.
Every last screw is made in a 16,000-square-foot factory on Aviador Street."
With a bit of foreign investment:
The company is owned by Craig Treharne, a London businessman who acquired the business in September 2006. But day-to-day operations are handled by Swanson, Krapff and sales manager Jeff Patterson.
Pictured above is the Able Prosek Signature Edition Brown Trout Super 5N. Only 45 of this limited edition remain.
Don't get us wrong, we are big fans of Abel products and we like folks from the UK just fine. Just ask Alistair if you don't believe us. We just found it ironic that a company doing this much to manufacture its product in the USA was owned by and English business man. Now you will have to excuse me. I need to go fill up my Toyota Tundra with some Saudi gasoline.