Abu Garcia C3-5500 Ambassadeur C3 Round Baitcasting Reel
by Abu Garcia
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The Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Round Baitcasting Reels are designed with upgraded performance and styling merged with proven strength and engineering. These reels are designed to meet the demands of the most hardcore angler.
- 3 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
- Carbon Matrix drag system gives smooth drag performance
- Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design
- 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
- Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability
- Made in Sweden
5 Stars based on 9 reviews
January 16, 2017
Super smooth and strong
Great reel! Smooth drag, very powerful. Bought this for live bait striper fishing from a kayak and love it. Clicker option is awesome to identify strikes. Highly recommend!
ProsSmooth drag, powerful, clicker option, long casting ability
ConsPrice... But you get what you pay for
June 4, 2016
Good For Casting and Bass Fishing
This reel casts very good with a heavy weight and I use it for bass and works excellent.
March 22, 2016
Go to Reel
I mainly fish for fluke, striped bass, porgies, sea bass and tog. This reel can hold plenty of line when braid is used and can be cleaned very easily. Great value for a reel that will last years and years when taken care of properly.
December 24, 2015
The best for monomag casting
I bought it to be modified for monomag casting: new bearings, take away centrifugal brakes and levelwind. And also other details that make this reel the ideal machine for longcasting competition.
northern neck of Virginia
November 29, 2015
I've used Abu Garcia round reels for 35 years and love them but I've only ever had 5000, 6000, and 7000 series reels. When I saw this one I had to try it and I loved it so much I bought a second one. I'm right handed and always used right handed reels but these I got in left handed versions. All the quality you'd expect from Abu in a tight little great casting reel.
ProsEasy to handle, good line capacity for a smaller reel, Abu quality
ConsZip, zero, nada
December 23, 2014
Very nice allround 'round' reel
The reel is not very wide therefore easier to palm. I use it for baitcasting with 3/8- 1.5 oz lures
Prosreliable construction, nothing to breake or malfunction with this reel
Consrequire lures which good aerodynamical characteristic
December 23, 2014
Great freshwater reel for mid/heavy duty applications
I use it for trolling and/or baitcasting with heavier baits. I bought 'power handle' for this reel.
ProsSturdy, reliable construction
Conssomehov bulky, not easy to palm
Los Angeles, CA
October 28, 2014
Classic Round Reel!
This is a workhorse of a reel. Simple and Proven design. I prefer to service all my reels myself and these reels are very easy to self service. From catfish to light Saltwater use, this reel is just about the most affordable and reliable reel you can purchase.
ProsSimple design Extremely durable Easy to service
June 28, 2014
New Abu Garcias are the best ones so far
I have been using Abu Garcia reels for over 20 years. The new ones are simply the smoothest ones so far. Strong, smooth drags and of course all metal construction make for a reel that you will enjoy for years to come. You can cast this reel so easily you will surprised. You can count on this reel to perform.
ProsSmooth, strong drags, easy to cast, all metal construction.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from Fairhope, Alabama asked:
August 21, 2016
Can this reel be paired with a 6'6" medium rod?
Forrest, Hello yes this reel can be paired with a 6'6 medium rod.
on August 23, 2016
from Georgia asked:
April 20, 2014
Can this also be used in fresh water
Yes. This can definitely be used in freshwater.
on April 21, 2014