High-performing reels ideal for battling the top of the food chain
Synchronized level wind
Carbon Matrix™ Drag System
Smooth brass gears
Corrosion-resistnat instant anti-reverse
These high-performing Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® 2007 Round Big Game Reels are ideal for battling the top of the food chain, and they're loaded with more power and features than ever! Beefed up big time, these workhorses are equipped with a synchronized levelwind, a tough aluminum spool, Carbon Matrix™ Drag system delivers minimal start-up friction, smooth brass gears, clicker, 2 shielded stainless steel ball bearings (on model 7000iHSN only) and corrosion-resistant instant anti-reverse bearing.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Armofisher818 Level wind keeps jamming
I have owned many Abu Garcia reels but this one is a disappointment. The reel is a great reel itself with a smooth drag and all but the level wind on mine keeps getting stuck. When I bought it it was well oiled and I took it out to do some catfish fishing but when I was reeling in a catfish the levelwind kept getting stuck on the right side of the reel and the line was getting piled up as a reeled in so I just used my 7000 that day. So I thought I should lubricate the levelwind and wormgear with the Abu Garcia reel oil and it was fixed ( so I thought) and when I was fishing it got stuck again do right now it's just sitting in my rod rack. I don't know if I did something wrong or if it was a factory defect but Im disappointed with this product. Would've been a great reel if the levelwind was fixed.
November 17, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vader3726 9000i
Needless to say I was very excited when I purchased my 9000i. I have had a bit of a problem casting out, as did 2 of my friends who are good fishermen. The darn thing kept birdnesting on us...finally I decided to switch the type of line and rod length and it seems to be doing better. I'm satisfied!!!!
October 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 sturgeon onthe Columbia River
Using An Abu Garcia Big Game reel I landed numerous strugeon in July on Oregon's Columbia river. Not only does the reel have a very smooth and powerful drag, I was alble to "winch" in a 43 incher that had wrapped itself in the line with three rolls on the first run. It is not an easy task to pull in a sturgeon sideways for 100 yards against an outgoing tide. Upon reaching the boat and grabbing the leader the fish unwrapped itself and made another 100 yard run. The reel performance was excellent . Highly recommend this reel for larger game fish. It withstood two more "keepers" and numerous "Undersize" less tha 41 inchers and will be going chinook fishing very soon. Great reel,smooth drag,tought gears and looks like it will be getting alot of use.
August 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geno 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
I would say if youre gonna surf cast you can use the Abu Garcia 7000iC3 it can handle 600+ yards of 30lbs braid. With an 8'6" casting rod and 3oz. of weight, I can get over a 110yard cast! Almost any baitcaster will do. But the Abu Garcia is all aluminum and stainless steel. no graphite that can twist and bind and especially no plastic. I have just started using this reel and the first weekend I got this reel I caught over 20 fluke, and 4 to 5 nice blues over 20 lbs and this reel is a WINCH! Pulled that fish like it was 2 lbs. And this reel has a centrifugal brake with minimizes backlash to almost non existent!
I prefer a 10-12 foot lamiglass rod with Fuji eyes and reel seat. However your rod choice may be vastly different depending on what you are fishing for. You will want a rod that is capable of handling 8 oz weight and up to 30 lb line.
On my current set up for boat fishing I have mine mated to a Shimano TRD Trolling rod with plenty of fighting power and have landed 30 lbs fish no issues. When fishing from the surf I use a 10'6" surf rod I forget the manufacturer and with 2oz weight for light surf I can get about a 350'+ cast!