Abu Garcia 6500C3 Ambassadeur C3 Baitcast Round Reel (3 Ball-Bearing, Gear Ratio 5.3:1, Capacity 14/245)
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- Right-hand retrieve baitcast round reel with free spool baitcast design
- Allows for superior accuracy and long-distance casting
- Stainless-steel roller delivers instant anti-reverse hook-setting power
- Ultra-smooth Carbon Matrix drag system; 5.3:1 gear ratio
- Spool capacity of 14 pounds/245 yards (mono); weighs 11.3 ounces
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One of the best-selling baitcast reels of all time, the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 round reel is valued throughout the world for its durable construction and smooth performance. Round baitcast reels incorporate a free spool baitcast design that allows for superior accuracy and long-distance casting. The design helps you fish with confidence, knowing you have a stainless-steel roller bearing to deliver instant anti-reverse hook-setting power. The C3 also includes such features as an ultra-smooth Carbon Matrix drag system; a 5.3:1 gear ratio; a chemical nickel-coated level-wind system; and a six-pin centrifugal brake. This version of the C3 offers a right-handed retrieve.
- Gear ratio: 5.3:1
- Inches per turn: 25.5
- Retrieve speed: Standard
- Spool capacity (mono): 14 pounds/245 yards
- Spool capacity (braid): 30 pounds/330 yards
- Hand retrieve: Right
- Max drag: 15 pounds
- Weight: 11.3 ounces
About Abu Garcia
Originally a watch factory, Abu Garcia was founded in Svangsta, Sweden, near the Morrum River in 1921. Founder Carl August Borgstrom was a clever craftsman with a talent for light precision engineering. The company originally manufactured pocket watches, telephone timers, and taxi meters until World War II, when the demand for taxi meters sharply declined. Undaunted, Abu Garcia redirected its skills toward the development of precision fishing reels, eventually receiving the honor of being chosen "Purveyor to the Royal Swedish Court"--a distinction bestowed upon a select group of manufacturers who consistently exceeded the court's high standards of quality and craftsmanship. Abu Garcia remains firmly committed to maintaining its industry leadership position by providing anglers everywhere with the highest-quality, most-innovative products.
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Top customer reviews
They have great drags and are my favorite kokanee and trout reels, especially the 4600's. I have pretty much given up on them for salmon. They work great but I have pretty much went to line counters and I am not a fan of the C3 line counters. Overall they are great little reels but it is getting harder and harder to get a good deal on one. $120 is a little steep and I think there may be better reels in the price range.
The only thing I don't like about the reel is the switch for the bait clicker. It is the only part that feels weak and partly because it is made out of plastic and partly because it is a little wobbly. I do a lot of shore fishing and I feel like if I accidentally dropped my rod onto some rocks this would be the first thing to break.
Other than the bait clicker switch it feels solid overall. I don't see this thing breaking any time soon. I did a bunch of research on this reel and finally decided to drop my dough on it when I saw a video on youtube of some guy rebuilding a C3 his friend found at the bottom of a lake. The guy did a minimal part replacement if any and just cleaned and lubed a reel that was sitting at the bottom of a lake for ages.
Good price, good service, nice quick delivery from amazon, as usual.
The reel itself is solid and well made, made in sweden like all good ambassadeurs.
Easy to use, easy to cast and big enough for some decent sized fish.
A dream to fish with!