Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Blue Yonder Baitcasting Reels

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Blue Yonder Baitcasting Reels

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Mono CapacityBraid CapacityMax DragGear RatioInches
WeightBearingsHand RetrievePrice
14lb/275yds30lb/310yds15lb6.3:13012.2oz3Right$249.95 USD
20lb/250yds30lb/630yds20lb5.3:12819.5oz3Right$249.95 USD
The Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Blue Yonder Baitcasting Reels are an international long casting legend. These reels feature an open CT frame for easy line access. The MagTrax brake system delivers on the fly casting control and consistent brake pressure throughout the cast.

  • Duragear brass gear for extended gear life
  • Carbon Matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
  • MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
  • Extended bent handle with power knob for increased cranking power
  • Corrosion resistant instant anti reverse bearing provides greater protection
5 Stars based on 6 reviews
By Van
Casts a mile & has tons of capacity
February 5, 2020
This is a really long casting reel with magnetic casting control and it has tons of capacity and 20 lbs of carbon drag. I think it would appeal more to the surf fishermen than for someone like me that fishes from a boat or my dock.
  • You can cast this a long way and dial in the magnetic casting control to reduce the chance of backlash. It also has TONS of line capacity and it's pretty light.
  • It's expensive and for someone like me, new to bait casters and casting conventional reels, a big capacity 6k spinning reel, i.e. saragosa, would be a better choice for the money.
By Curtis
Whitney, TX
If your looking for bone stock distance
August 15, 2018
This reel out of the box was a 100 yard caster coupled with 12 foot penn rod. Super happy with reel. And it looks Badass
By Sam
Great reel
November 13, 2017
Excellent cast control. Even though I'm still somewhat inexperienced using baitcasting reels, I had no birds nests when casting, even when I tried to. Paired with a 10 1/2 st croix mojo 2-6, it really performs.
  • Cast control, comfortable handle, easy to take apart and clean
  • None
By Nelson
San Diego, CA
Terrific Surf Reel
August 23, 2016
I've been using this reel for well over a year now for west coast surf fishing with flawless results on a St Croix Avid 10' surf rod, and 10lb Ande tournament mono. It's been soaked repeatedly in salt water with no problems. Super easy to take down for rinsing and cleaning. Upgraded spool bearings to Boca orange seal ceramic with high speed oil for best performance. I only need to use a bit of the mag brake when casting (no centrifugal or mechanical braking needed if you're an experienced caster), very quick and easy to adjust for wind conditions. I've used Abu baitcasters for over 40 years and this is my favorite. Thanks to Abu for making such a great reel!
  • Compact, light, sharp looking, top quality reel made in Sweden. Easily outcast any spinning reel.
  • Recommend upgrading the spool bearings (simple to do) for some serious distance. Seems a bit overpriced when compared to the other Abu Swedish reels like the Record with a level wind and more bearings. Those magnets must be expensive!
By Christian
long Island
High proformance surf reel
October 10, 2015
Best conventional surf reel I've owned! Superior cast control, long distance casting and great retrive. All in a compact attractive design.
  • Great value when compared to other reels in its class
  • Only one size
By Andrew G.
United States
Nice Reel
December 19, 2014
I fished with this reel last week for Mutton Snapper in Florida. Very nice. Smooth drag and the reel handles very nicely on fish in 125 feet of water. Very much in line with the all the 7000 reels over the years. All of this said. I only have used it for one week of fishing. Will give it a real workout over the Summer when I fish the reefs from May-August in Florida. I see no reason this reel will not work very nicely as part of a basically "light tackle" set up for reef fishing up to 140 feet.
  • See my general review
  • None as of yet.
7 Questions & 7 Answers
Henry h Sledge
from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. asked:
December 25, 2019
Are the sides carbon fiber and is it push button or a leve

Forwards and back to engage and disengage.  

Is it China or Sweden made

1 Answer
Abu Garcia reels are made in Sweden. These particular reels are made with a carbon drag system and is designed as a push button star drag design. 
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

R. Long
from Houston, Tx. asked:
April 29, 2019
If it does not have levelline what type of line do you recommend, braid or monofilament and what pound test line?



1 Answer
If surf casting then go with braid 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 1, 2019

from Las Vegas asked:
March 8, 2019
Do you have this reel for left hand please. Thank you 
1 Answer
These reels is only available in a right hand retrieve.  
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 9, 2019

Adrian Sanchez
from Texas asked:
March 4, 2020
What dose the warranty look lile 
1 Answer
Abu Garcia reels come with a 1 year warranty.
Submitted by: Brian on March 9, 2020

Henry h sledge
from Fort Lauderdale, Fl. asked:
January 3, 2020
1 Answer
The open CT frame allows for your hand to easily access the line on the spool during casting for easy control. Basically has a lower profile frame for more accessibility than most other similar styled reels. 
Submitted by: Brian on January 14, 2020

from NYC asked:
December 2, 2017
What will be the best rod model to use for surf casting? My 12f Penn is too big for this reel. Thanks
1 Answer
The Penn Prevail 10', Penn Carnage II CARSFII1530C10 Surf Casting Rod - 10', or the St Croix MSC106MHMF2 Mojo Surf Casting Rods would be good choices for the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Blue Yonder Baitcasting Reel.
Submitted by: Donald on December 2, 2017

anthony sanchez
from fort worth texas asked:
November 16, 2017
what keeps line even on the reel.
1 Answer
Because this reel does not have a level wind you will have to use your thumb to correct the line lay if it is not laying evenly on its own.
Submitted by: Devon on November 20, 2017


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