Smooth-casting and easy-handling, combined with plenty of knockdown power makes Abu Garcia's Ambassadeur 7000C3i Round Baitcast Reel ideal for drawn out battles with those fast-running big boys. Equipped with a chemical nickel-coated levelwind, aluminum spool, Carbon Matrix Drag System, 2+1 stainless steel bearing system with instant anti-reverse, 6-pin centrifugal brake and a clicker. Weighing in at a mere 21 oz this high-performing reel has a line capacity of 17 lb./325 yards and a fast gear ratio of 4.1:1.
Rated 5 out of 5 Best reel I own.
I use this reel to catch Alligator Gars in South Texas, and it does the job. I can cast pretty far with it, and have the strength to take on any fish I encounter. Line out alarm is fairly loud which helps out a lot with the Gars.
July 12, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 Just a piece of junk!!
I have bought 4 of these reels two years ago and all four I have had to take in twice to get repairs, I just came back from my first day out on the water and two of them broke down (one on a monster pike!!) , These reels are a money pit and I would not recommend them to anyone!!!
July 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by USCG Excellent Reel
For the last 40 years I‘ve used an ABU Garcia 5500C for all of my baitcasting needs. The old 5500C has been a great quality reel that has served me well. Due to limited time, I primarily find myself mostly catfishing these days on the Ohio River around Louisville, KY. Thanks to the excellent fishery on the river I’ve found myself catching larger and larger catfish (15lb and up) that was really putting a big strain on the 5500C. Therefore I decided a much larger reel was needed and purchased the ABU Garcia 7000C3i. This reel has been fantastic. I’ve had no casting backlash problems with it, is a really smooth operating workhorse, and looks as impressive as it functions. I would highly recommend this reel to anyone who is looking for a quality reel to go after those large fresh or saltwater lunkers.
June 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by jaredcatfishking great
cast for ever strong n just amazing reel i think this will handle the same as a 200 or maybe a 300 dollar reel
May 16, 2011
I currently have mine loaded with 30lbs braid and I have about 550yards on it. I didnt wanna max out the reel as Ive noticed on other conventional baitcasters the fuller the spool the better chance of backlash!
Remember the heavier the line he heavier the lure needed to cast it,however, if using a light bait you can compensate by spooling your reel with braid, its casts better then mono with the larger diameter. However with this reel id stick to 1 oz. to 3 oz. as with mono it takes a considerable effort to move the line off the spool.
Think of the lower gear ratio as more of a "winch" design it gives more torque for fighting larger fish. The slower the retrieve the less strain on your line of choice. I know when bass fishing a 6.4:1 - 7.1:1 is the ratio of choice because they are as hefty!