Abu Garcia Abumatic 576i Spincast Reel
Two reels broken....
I have several Abumatic 475s and a 1275 and they have been great, simple reels. I purchased two 576i reels with the same expectations. Both reels broke within the first few casts. The button is broken on one side on both reels. One reel feels like it is slipping every few rounds, both reels have a "drag" sound when casting, one of which cost me a lure.
January 23, 2012
cheaply made dealer
I have been an avid abugarcia real lady until lately.the final straw was after getting the abumatic576i asa giftfor my husband. I havehadproblemsconstantly with the drag and now the release button.which is plastic has broken. I am finished..will buy cheap zebcoss if I have to to get one that will preform better.
October 3, 2011
Not What I Thought It Was Going To Be.
I am a new angler, this was my first reel I have bought and personally I think it is a piece of garbage. I used it in saltwater 3 times, the first time I used it the drag control froze up and i was unable to use it, that was fixed with a bit of oil, also towards the end of the day the gears started to become hard to crank. The second time I used it the same problems occurred. The third day I used it was the worst, when I would cast and holding down the button to cast it seemed like it would slip and kind of, for lack of a better term, cast it's self. later in the day the gears would not crank smoothly at all. *Note after and during every use I flushed the whole reel with fresh water and oiled it down.* Right now this reel sits here taken apart and in pieces. I am cleaning out every part of this reel in order to try and salvage it for future use.
August 22, 2011
This reel is rubbish
I lost my 15 year old Abumatic and because I was so impressed with it I purchased a new model. What a difference - the new reels are rubbish. They feel flimsy and the bearings disintegrated in the first one I purchased. The replacement has held up OK but it just doesn't have the same feel of quality as the original one I lost. Also, I haven't even used it in saltwater and the outside shell has corrosion on it. Other Abu Garcia reels may be excellent quality but these are rubbish. Steer clear of them. Am that disappointed with it I just purchased another reel of a different brand to replace it.
June 12, 2011