Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C4 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
- The smoothest-casting C4 ever!
- Lightweight spool design (25% lighter)
- Aluminum line guide ( 65% lighter)
- New bent star and handle
- New sideplate design
- Carbon Matrix Drag™ System
- 6-pin centrifugal brake
- Smooth 5-bearing system
- Instant Anti-Reverse™
- Synchronized levelwind
- Duragear 2 brass gear
- 6.3:1 gear ratio
This version of the revered Abu Garcia C4 round baitcasting reel retains its proven, bulletproof power and performance—and incorporates carefully considered touches that make it stronger, lighter, more efficient, and smoother. The benefits of this model include a 25% lighter spool design, a 65% lighter aluminum line guide, a bent star and handle for more efficient retrieves and more manageable fish fights. The Duragear 2 brass gearing adds even more durability to a reel that is already virtually indestructible, and the ever popular 6.4:1 gear ratio, linked to the more efficient bent handle and drag star, lets you muscle in the biggest scaly warriors. Appropriate for a huge variety of gamefish, including bass, striper, catfish, walleye, pike, muskie, lake trout, salmon, snook, redfish, and more.
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Next turn all the breaks off and set the mechanical adj knob. The bait should barely drop when the spool is released. This is key to stopping the spool when the bait hits the water. You should stop the spool with your thumb before it hits the water.
Once the mechanical knob is set, Set the mechanical breaks. I would turn them all on to start. The breaks slow the spool at top speed and more is better when you are learning. You can turn them off one at time when you start getting comfortable.
How you cast is very important. Start off with a lob cast. Throw the bait on a rainbow arch this will insure the line comes off the real smoothly.
Line choice. Use a mono backing for all but 75 to 100 yards of line any size will do. I would choose a cheap Mono main line 15 to 20lb test for the main line. Spool the line so there is some spool showing on both sides 1/8inch. Anything less and you will back lash. Thicker line is easier to cast and will backlash less. Backlashes are easier to take out with thicker line. Fluorocarbon and braid are expensive and you will back lash often when you start. By lots of line in all sizes and get use to changing your line out.
Backlashes: There is a good trick for getting backlashes out I learned from youtube and it works 85% of time. When you have a backlash that wont pull out from gentle pulling, 1st Tighten down your drag then place your thumb on the spool with good pressure and turn the handle a couple times. The spool will turn under thumb and help untangle the birds nest. Finally gently pull the line out. Rinse and repeat as necessary. I use this trick all the time it really works.
Finally stick with it. Bait-casters are much more fun to use.
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How much 30mm line can it pack?
i know the old c4 reels had 1 worm gear bearing, 2 spool bearings and a instant anti reverse bearing making a total of 4 bearings. so where the 5th bearing on this reel?