Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Big Game Casting Reel
Love this reel
This is a high quality reel the likes that you don't expect in this price range of reel. the
quality that you get with this Model you would
expect to pay in the $300.00 dollar range.
it is a great reel. The handling is very responsive to your moves, and casting into
the wind is not a problem. I brought in a 13lb.
Red Snapper and a 21lb. Red fish and
was a breeze.
January 29, 2009
Broken right out of the box!!
Purchased this reel last year brand new and never used it. Well today, 4/9/11, I finally took it to my local tackle shop to have it spooled for my girlfriend so we could do a little surf fishing in the morning. Well not even 5 yds into the winding of some new line the reel locked up!!! We pulled the end cover off and found the gear that drives the level wind stripped out. i cant believe this happened to a brand new and expensive Abu. I was looking to purchase a new Alphamar and Toro inshore reel for this years fishing season. Now my confidence in Abu Garcia is totally shattered. Guess my girlfriend will just have to watch me fish tomorrow:(
April 9, 2011
best reel ever
I just purchased this not to long ago from bass pro shop and i was going to use it for catfish. i finally caught him!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was a 62 pound flathead catfish i had been chasing my whole life. i had hooked him countless times before and the reels i had couldnt hang on to him. i use it on a 8ft heavy rodand use bass pro shops excel braided 50 pound line with a monofilament leader i made. it handled him perfectly and reeled him right in.thanks abu garcia and bass pro shop best reel ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 8, 2007
This reel breeds confidence.
I purchased the 7000i HSN to fish specifically for Summer Fluke off of NJ. I have fished it 3 consecutive summers and out of all my bottom fishing reels this is the one that comes with me on every trip. Be forewarned the reel is heavy. But that weight, in this case means strength. It handles dragging 8 to 10 OZ. of lead all day long, brings the fish to the boat with ease, and with a minimum of maintenance is ready for the next trip. I made it a point to inspect the drag washers and removed some excess grease, it has performed flawlessly. A very content fisherman...
August 16, 2011