Abu Garcia Ambassadeur SX Baitcast Reel
i hadnt been fishing in about 5-7 yrs, me and my girlfriend were at bass pro shops visiting for the first time, i had asked the fishing consultants there which reel that has a line guide that will go back and forth when you cast, the lady pointed out to me abu garcia, my girlfriend bought me one and i picked out the rod, first time out with a lure and light as a 1/4 oz, i was able to cast into the wind and still reach at least 30 feet out, thats very impressive for a bait caster and going into the wind, and i mean wind like its making white caps on the water. i definitely will be getting more of these reels and have committed reels.
June 30, 2014
Great reel for the Price!!
My Abu Garcia Black Max finally bit the dust, it was over 8 years old and the anti reverse bit the dust. Wanted a nice baitcaster to replace it but didn't want to go over the $100 threshold. Considered the Abu C3 but didn't want to spend that money as I mostly fish saltwater. Well I'm definitely glad I stuck to my guns. The SX is super smooth, cast a mile once you have it dialed in and handles big fish with ease. I unexpectedly hooked up with a 8lb snakehead and this reel handled it with ease. I have it paired with a 7 MH star casting rod and this combo is a rock star! I only used Abu Garcia and Shimano reels and Abu out did themselves with this smooth and super affordable reel! You can handle all Florida freshwater species and some light inshore with this reel. Just a nice all around reel!
January 5, 2014
Received this reel as a gift less than a year ago. finally bought a rod and the reel wasn't functioning properly. Worm gear was bad. since it was a gift i did not have a receipt and had to pay for poor manufacturing. Installed new part and found out that the level wind guard is not even the correct size and slides around. poor quality. poor manufacturing. never buying one again
December 9, 2014
no longer a fan of round reels.
So, I have had two of these reels, and honestly, between both I maybe caught ten fish while these reels were functioning properly. The drag went bad on both. I went through these two reels in a matter of four months. If not for the good things I had heard about abu Garcia, I would have switched for sure, but I now use a different abu Garcia reel and am happy with that. good brand, bad product.
October 13, 2014