Abu Garcia Abumatic 276i Spincast Reel
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Enhance your fishing experience the same way previous generations have with a durable Abu Garcia® Abumatic™ 276i Spincast Reel. This lightweight, compact Abumatic 276i Spincast Reel is designed to enhance your fishing experience by delivering long-lasting, dependable performance. The Abumatic 276i Reel’s ultra-smooth spool drag system provides the extra cranking power every angler can count on, while its dual rotating swing-arm pick-up pins consistently collects the line onto the spool for long, accurate casting and efficient retrieves. The Abumatic 276i Spincast Reel is outfitted with Abu Garcia's two-bearing Duragear™ gears with Instant Anti-Reverse™, a feature that's typically reserved for high-priced baitcast reels only. Pre-spooled with 110 yards of 8 lb. Berkley® Trilene® XL line.
- Ultra-smooth spool drag system
- Duragear drive
- Instant Anti-Reverse
- Titanium nitride line guide
- Dual rotating swing-arm pick-up pins
- Left/Right hand retrieve
- Comfort Touch™ thumb button
- Pre-spooled with Berkley Trilene XL line
Abu Garcia® Abumatic™ 276i Spincast Reel
This one may be a lemon!
If I didn't get a lemon then this product should be taken off the shelf. I've only used the reel about 10 times and have already had the line get caught in the internal mechanism twice. Once I had to take it apart to free up the line. Putting it back together was another challenge. Also the take up is not at all smooth; it acts like there is sand in the gears. On the other hand I have been able to land quite a few nice bluegills with this reel so I guess it's not totally useless.
July 20, 2011
Nice solid reel
I bought two of these, one for me and one for my wife. Neither of us had fished in a very long time. The reel works very well, is lightweight and quiet.
I did have an issue with mine as I use it a good bit,... the cast button broke on one side and after getting it wet it would hang up the line on a cast now and then. I lubed the pick up pins and mechanism with some 3-1 oil, dropped a few drops down the crank and it now works better than new. Even with the cast button tab broken on one side it works well.
I think if you are looking for a casual fishing reel, this one is a winner, might want to step up a bit if you are fishing more than once or twice a week. I know I am going to have to step up some as I am on the lake almost daily and use the reel for several hours.
June 23, 2011
Review of the 276i
I purchased this reel 6/19/11 and attempted to put it into service on the 20th. The reel jammed, it was very rough before jamming and it is unusable at this time. I left the star area blank since I feel it rates a 0. I may have to put a one in to send the review although the product does not rate a 1. This, after 50 years of good service from an AbuMatic 70 made in Sweden.
June 20, 2011
The 276i is by far the best beginner reel I have ever seen
The 276i is by far the best beginner reel I have ever seen. I bought one for my little cousin and he was doing so good with it I had to try it out myself. Amazing little reel, smooth as silk, no slipping and really good casing ability for a spincaster. We landed decent sized slabs on this with no problems whatsoever. A different brand of reel I bought him a couple years ago lasted about a year before it started slipping and is now rough on retrieval. Maintenance doesn't even help it.
May 11, 2011
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