"Team" means a group of people. "Abu" is a small bug, not unlike the one that got caught in the drying finish with the rod the bears the same name. "Gawa" means river. The Abu River is in Kyushu, Japan. These are three silvery swimbait rods built for some of the members of a bass fishing team. They wanted silver thread, and silver is what they got. They wanted the rods to be the same, down to the hand turned EVA grips. The new FK7 non-slip reel seats are proving to be very popular here. They are really comfortable to grip--with a soft(er) non-slip feel. They are pretty spendy; 400 percent more than a standard trigger reel seat. They chose a font that I have not used before, but looks pretty cool. The names of the rod owner is under the team logo. (notice the black nylon size A endcaps, which is exactly the opposite of the usual black wrapped guides, with silver endcaps). I used the one piece Pac Bay guides for the Stripper, #16, and the next three, #12, #10, #08. Then I went to a Fuji SiC ring LNSG #08, two #07's, and two #06's. I think they will make some fine weapons.