Abel to Conduct Tarpon Tourney

Ever heard of a Tarpon Tournament that's conducted when and where the angler wants to fish - with no ceremonies, no weigh-in - operated strictly by honesty and trust. Abel reels is sponsoring such an "on your honor" tournament, with the winner and a guest flown to California, hosted by Abel, and given the reel of his or her choice. The winner will watch the progression of their personal reel being precision machined, anodized and finished. Value of the prize is approximately $3,000. All fish must be caught on Abel Reels and released as quickly as possible. Entrants must forward one or more clear digital photos of the fish, together with the following information: -Name, address, phone and e-mail of the angler; -Name, address, phone and e-mail of the guide service or lodge (if any); -Best guesstimate of the *weight of the tarpon utilizing a recognized formula of length and girth; -Date of the catch; -Abel reel model used; -Location of the catch. All entries must be posted by July 31, 2007. "The winner can pick any Abel Reel from our catalog and we will machine, anodize and finish it over about two days. We will host the angler and his or her guest for airfare, transportation to Camarillo, motel, meals, and an extensive tour of the factory," said Don R. Swanson, Abel general manager. The "leader board" will be updated weekly on the home page of Abel's website: www.abelreels.com Tarpon photos and accompanying required information should be sent to [email]info@abelreels.com[/email] *For a very accurate estimate of the weight of a tarpon – Measure the fish in inches. Measure the girth at its greatest point in inches QUICKLY RELEASE THE FISH Calculate the weight by multiplying the length x the girth squared and dividing by 800. Example – if the fish is 60-inches long with a 30-inch girth, square the 30-inch girth for 900, and then multiply by 60 for 54,000 divided by 800 for a 67.5 pound tarpon.