The Abu Garcia® 7000i C3 CT MAG HS is the ultimate big water casting reel. Proven durability with corrosion-resistant bearings (IAR and HPCR®) and Carbon Matrix™ Drag System. This powerful Abu Garcia 7000iC3 CT MAG HS Casting Reel comes with an open frame for easy line access, magnetic casting brake, and dual anti-reverse. Weight: 19.9 oz. Line Capacity: 20 lbs./270 yds. Gear Ratio: 5.3:1.
Rated 1 out of 5 great reel for about a year
after going surf fishing 3 or 4 times a month for a year. which i rised with freash water after evry use and clean twice in that time. the reel would not work with any weight on the line. it would work fine for once use after being disassemble and clean then the next time out would not retrive line every well if a fish was. also to it to a reel repair place they look at it and said eveything looks good.
love all my smaller abu C3
May 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ferg ABU Garcia Reels
Well I have used and owned since my first ABU 7000 reel in 1978 both the 7000, 6000.c in 1972 and currently own 5 ABU reels. I just cannot get away from them. I still have the 1st 7000 and it still works. But show me a new model like the new 7000i and I am hooked!. I fish for our New Zealand Quinnat Salmon in the snow fed river mouths and cast in the surf ( which can get a bit rugged) and have never had a problem with my ABU experiences in all these years they are just great well made and engineered reels. When salmon fishing in the high surf we need to get distance to get over the inshore waves and - you get it- This is where the ABU 7000 reels come into there own with relative ease on my Low reel Mount 12' rod. means we have the lift to keep the fight ing Salmon on top of the inshore waves when we land them.
On ocasions when we have a fairly quiet and flat surf I use my 6 ' baitcaster with a 6500 cs Rocket have a look at my photo!
February 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ren My first choice was the right choice.
I have always used spinning reel before never conventional.After missing out on catching some great fishing for striped bass on LONG ISLAND NY it was time for a change.Had a costume rod made up and needed something beautiful to put on it that could handle those BIG stripers.I decide to go with my 7000i C3 and boy did I make the right decision.Everything that came to hit was handled with no problem form Gorilla Blues to Stripers bringing in those fish was so easy the reel did it job with minimal efforts.For my first experience with Abu I am definitely a customer for life.Also great costumer service called them up and answered all my question with easy so I could make the right decision in purchasing my 7000i C3 .Thanks guy&gal great work keep it up.Customer for life
December 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kulo one of the best reels
This reel is really worth it When i go Fishing for Snook this is my reel its so easy to land the casting is amazing i can fling just a pinfish like air also super easy to clean not much to and the smoothness is what gets me all the time i really Recommend the 7000i C3
October 10, 2011
ok this is for every one who may not know this already abu garcia reels c3 CT are not level wind the ct is what to look for if you do not wish to have level wind the c3 is kind of a sub model code to tell the internal options mainly bearings i believe.
yes it has a clicker but the reel itself is not worth the money, my father just bought the same reel with a levelwind and it is a waste of money. trust me the magnets on it arent magnets they are just plastic. plus the reel just falls apart if you try to work on it. hope this helps