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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Round Baitcast Reel, 5500C3

Item # 401190
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Key Features

  • Three stainless-steel bearings

  • 5.3:1 gear ratio

  • Carbon Matrix Drag System for ultra smooth drag

  • Chemical nickel-coated levelwind system


Our Price   $99.99

Availability: Sold Out

  • Please note: This item can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
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Product Description
abu_garcia Available with two stainless-steel bearings and one stainless-steel anti-reverse roller bearing, the Ambassadeur offers a smooth cast every time. It comes equipped with a six-pin centrifugal break and Carbon Matrix Drag System for optimal drag performance. Chemical nickel-coated levelwind system keeps your line flat for better casting. Frame, sideplate, and spool are constructed of lightweight aluminum for strength and corrosion resistance. Durable stainless steel gears provide long-lasting use. Comfortable paddle handle provides all-day hand relief. One-year warranty.
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Specifications
Model # 5500C3
Bearings 2 + 1
Configuration Right Hand
Weight (oz.) 9.9
Line Capacity (lbs./yds.) 12/205
Gear Ratio 5.3:1

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Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Baitcasting Reel, 5500C3
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth reeling (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy casting (5)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Line doesn't tangle (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • River fishing (4)
    • Trolling (4)
    • Shore casting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid fisher (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Great reel

    By Coach

    from NY State

    About Me Avid Fisher

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Casting
    • Line Doesn't Tangle
    • Reliable
    • Smooth Drag System
    • Smooth Reeling

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Baitcasting Reel, 5500C3:

        Great reel is the best way to describe it. Disregard what Hog Catcher wrote, he must be tapping up the moon shine again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exceptional reel

        By AlvinT

        from Penhook, Smith Mountain Lake, Virignia

        About Me Avid Fisher

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Casting
        • Line Doesn't Tangle
        • Reliable
        • Smooth Drag System
        • Smooth Reeling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jigging
          • River Fishing
          • Trolling

          Comments about Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Baitcasting Reel, 5500C3:

          I own several of these reels. I use them for everything fro casting for largemouth and stripers to trolling and pulling alabama rigs to catfishing. I have never had any problems with any of these reels. I also own 4500 and 6500 reels that are used for the same purposes.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          i am a abu garcia fan for life

          By fisherman for life

          from houston, texas

          About Me Avid Fisher

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy Casting
          • Line Doesn't Tangle
          • Reliable
          • Smooth Drag System
          • Smooth Reeling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ocean Fishing
            • River Fishing
            • Shore Casting
            • Trolling

            Comments about Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Baitcasting Reel, 5500C3:

            ive got two of these and their amazing

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best thing Since sliced Bread

            By drayegon

            from State of Jefferson

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Casting
            • Line Doesn't Tangle
            • Price stays the same
            • Reliable
            • Smooth Drag System
            • Smooth Reeling
            • They last forever

            Cons

            • Some times I have to hunt
            • To find them for sale

            Best Uses

            • Bouncing roeK5 kwikfish
            • Jigging
            • Ocean Fishing
            • River Fishing
            • Shore Casting
            • Trolling

            Comments about Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Baitcasting Reel, 5500C3:

            I bought My first ones of these back in the late 60's by the early 70's they had gone to SS bearings I still have those reels and they work great. It just does not get any better than one of these I use the 4500 and 5500 and 6500 plus even a couple of the 7000. I must have twenty of these reels. When I bought my first ones. They were a little spendy or so I thought. Now after 40years Even though I pay a little more now. I figure they are cheap at twice the price. Still the price is normally about what it was back then so how can I complain. They are the BEST!

            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great reel

            By Roughneck1860

            from Detroit River and Lake StClair

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Casting
            • Reliable
            • Smooth Reeling

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • River Fishing
              • Shore Casting
              • Trolling

              Comments about Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Baitcasting Reel, 5500C3:

              I use these as the primary reels for my guide service when Muskie fishing. I've have some that are 20 yrs old and have thousands of casts on them every summer and they keep going. They work with the smallest bucktail to the largest plastic. I replaced the drag washers on mine as they wore out with after market ones that were smoother than stock.......great reel though.

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              • Q:

                is this reel durable for small shark
                Asked on 2/14/2010 by bud from california

                1 answer

                • A:

                  yes. caught a 5 footer from a pier in myrtle beach last year, still fight fighting big striper with it. good reel.

                  Answered on 3/29/2010 by striper king from SC
              • Q:

                What is the quility of this real from 1 to 10???
                Asked on 1/18/2010 by brad

                1 answer

                • A:

                  It should be a 10

                  Answered on 3/31/2010 by drayegon from State of Jefferson
              • Q:

                does this hold up in salt water too?
                Asked on 12/20/2009 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • A:

                  They have no issues with saltwater, I have been surf fishing along the gulf coast with them for over 30 years, I just rinse them off and they keep on going. Every so often I will pull them apart and do a good cleaning or replace a worn out part, these are my favorite reels of all time. I have even taken one offshore fishing for kingfish, it worked! PS..I have a VERY old one that still works, my grandfather gave it to me. I would still be using it today, but figured I should retire it and pass it on to my grandkid when the time is right.

                  Answered on 12/27/2009 by Patrick from Galveston Texas
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