Abu Garcia C3-6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper Special Reel

Abu Garcia C3-6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper Special Reel

Price: $149.95
TD Code
Mono CapacityBraid CapacityMax DragGear RatioInches
WeightBearingsHand RetrievePrice
14lb/275yds30lb/310yds15lb5.3:12611.6oz4Right$149.95 USD
The Abu Garcia C3-6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper Special Reel offers anglers a unique package backed with proven components.

  • 3 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • Carbon Matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the netire drag range
  • Extended bent handle for increased cranking power
  • 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
  • Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability
4 Stars based on 4 reviews
By Craig
Great Reel
July 13, 2020
This reel has handled many tog (up to 8lb), and fluke most recently on the nantucket shoals up to 9lbs with 24 ounces of lead. This reel has handled everything i have thrown at it, and all i do for up keep is wash it down and spray it with reel magic after every trip. Not the sexiest reel spec wise but it gets the job done! Though it handled lead over 16 ounces i feel this reel is best used for trips requiring 16 ounces or less.
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By Jim
Milton Wi
Abu Garcia c3-6500stsp reel
May 15, 2020
Work great just like the the other Abu Garcia reel I have
By ci11iateddustweeper
santa cruz CA
junk. unreliable. plain and simple
December 4, 2019
After 3 months of medium duty saltwater, the drag totally gave out. It cant even retrieve a sinker. It required constant maintenance and cleaning to keep it functional, and let me down more than once on fishing trips. If you're in doubt, read the reviews on the Garcia website. I experienced pretty much everything described in the 1 star reviews. I returned it to Abu Garcia.
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
great for stripers
April 27, 2015
Really good drag overall solid reel
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from hutch Minn asked:
November 8, 2017
I am looking to use this reel for pike fishing, and I want to throw 1½ Lures like swimbaits and x raps. I would be using 50lb. Sufix. Your input is greatly appreciated.
1 Answer
This reel would be a good fit for your application, but using a 50 lb braid will limit your line capacity. I would ESTIMATE that the reel will hold just under 200 yards of 50lb braid, which you could most likely get away with. As of right now this particular model is not available from our suppliers, but the other models of the Ambassadeur in the 6500 will suit your application.
Submitted by: Devon on November 10, 2017

from Houston texas asked:
August 30, 2015
Where do you put the oil
1 Answer
Please follow this link to the Abu Garcia website, and it is a chart that will show you where to oil your reel. Look at the model labeled "Round Baitcast" http://www.abugarcia.com/AbuGarcia-ae-grease-oil-maintenance-points.html
Submitted by: Kaitryn on September 29, 2015

from jacksonville, fl asked:
May 4, 2015
how does this reel compare to the other 6500's for casting ability, please rate
1 Answer
Norm, The 6500 Striper Special will cast and handle the same if not better than Abu's traditional 6500's.
Submitted by: Frank on May 5, 2015

from Modesto, Ca asked:
July 21, 2014
Is this reel going to be available in Left hand (6501) configuration? If so, would like to have two of them. Thanks for your time. Ed
1 Answer
At this point, we do not know about the availability of this reel in a left handed version.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 22, 2014


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