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  • Abu Garcia 6501C3 Ambassadeur C3 Baitcast Round Reel (3 Ball-Bearing, Gear Ratio 5.3:1, Capacity 14/245, Left-Handed)
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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Left-hand Reel


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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Reel. You'll love the smooth-casting action of two stainless steel ball bearings on this Ambassadeur C3 from Abu Garcia! Plus, you'll fish with complete confidence knowing you have the solid hook-setting performance of instant anti-reverse on your side. Comes with easy-adjust 6-pin centrifugal brake to switch your casting range at a moment's notice. Chemical nickel-coated levelwind system; Carbon matrix drag system for ultra-smooth drag. State Size. Model No.: 4601C3; Gear Ratio: 5.3:1; Ball Bearings: 3BB; Line weight/Yards: 10#/170 yds.; Retrieve: Left hand. Model No.: 5501C3; Gear Ratio: 5.3:1; Ball Bearings: 3BB; Line weight/Yards: 12#/205 yds.; Retrieve: Left hand. Model No.: 6501C3; Gear Ratio: 5.3:1; Ball Bearings: 3BB; Line weight/Yards: 14#/245 yds.; Retrieve: Left hand. Order now for a nice low price on Abu Garcia fishing gear! Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Left-hand Reel

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  • ASIN: B00EHJKBTA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,463 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Salmon run 15 pounds or better.
Jason Isaacson
This is a reel you can use with almost any type of fishing a person wants to do.
Garry Yeager
Casts like a dream and the drag is smooth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danny on March 30, 2013
Size Name: 6501C3
My wife surprised me by buying this reel last week. I tried it out today on the Santiam River. I was worried about tangling it up really badly because I'm new to baitcasters. I had a few little tangles, but nothing too bad. I used a 3 oz pyramid weight on a slider and a few different lures. It casts and retrieves so smoothly. It feels like a reel that will last a lifetime. I want every size of it now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason Isaacson on April 21, 2011
Size Name: 4601C3 Verified Purchase
I typically fish for steelhead 45-60 days a year. If there is a salmon season I will fish another 15-20. An average size steelhead this far from the ocean (I live in NE Oregon) is around 6 pounds. Salmon run 15 pounds or better. I have fished my Abu Garcia automag 2-Speed for 18 years and have really enjoyed it. So when it gave up the gears this last fall I had to buy a replacement. I wanted a baitcast reel with a thumb bar for quick, one handed casts, a larger line capacity, and something that would be durable as well. I got a 6501 for Christmas, to fish the Chinook run and fell in love with it, but I wanted a smaller reel for steelhead and bass fishing, so I bought the 6501's little brother. It casts like a dream, even with less weight, it has a smooth drag and plays big fish nicely. I landed 6 steelhead on it my first day out, from 6 to 11 pounds, in moderate flows (around 550 CFS), and it performed flawlessly. The next week the river was coming down off a blow out and had settled around 700 CFS. The lower gear ratio was perfect for cranking in hard fighting fish in the heavier spring flows. It was a lot of fun to fish and I'm looking forward to using it for bass as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By smorty on September 15, 2009
Size Name: 6501C3
Love the simplicity of the ambassadeur. Easy to cast, alarm clicker is essential for baitfishing.
Highly recommend abu garcia ambassadeur reels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rock Chalk on July 22, 2013
Size Name: 4601C3 Verified Purchase
I had one of these for over 25 years. But lost it in the lake. So when I saw this reel on amazon I bought it with out question. I have never had any problems with this reel. To me it looks good and feels strong. Works well and I've never had any problems with it.
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By CeeZer on September 20, 2013
Size Name: 6501C3 Verified Purchase
I got one thru Amazon when it was $98 and that's the most I'd pay for it. The reel is a backup to another 6501 that is about 10 years old now. As a backup rod I got Okuma Celilo, also thru Amazon; very nice rod for the money ($50).
Older reel was bought at Walmart back in the day at $68 on sale. Honestly, I feel the older reel was better built, a bit smoother and better drag control. It looks a bit different too.
Both reels landed me a few salmon and they are pretty good reels for my use. If I wanted to spend more, I'd go with Shimano Calcutta 400 series or Daiwa Luna 253 or 300 series.

I too don't really get it why 6501 is called 'lefty' (and other reels with handles on left side) as I cast with rod in right hand and retrieve with left hand, as normal right handed person would do.
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Size Name: 6501C3 Verified Purchase
This is a reel you can use with almost any type of fishing a person wants to do. An outstanding reel that is well designed and built.
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Size Name: 6501C3 Verified Purchase
Strong as a little winch but as smoothe as silk. Truly a great reel with more than enough strength for heavy fish in inshore rivers.
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By tim hakenson on June 7, 2013
Size Name: 6501C3 Verified Purchase
made in sweden and works and feels great. this reel casts great and the drag does handle LARGE catfish with ease.
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