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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Line Counter Reels offer proven performance in a trolling reel. These reels features a synchronized levelwind system as well as a smooth pulling Carbon Matrix drag system. Each reel is constructed with three shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a corrosion resistant instant anti-reverse bearing for solid hook sets. The mechanical line counter measures feet line as it pulls out for extreme trolling and/or downrigging accuracy.

Features of Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Line Counter Reels include:

  • 2 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
  • Corrosion Resistant Instant Anti-Reverse Bearing
  • Carbon Matrix Drag System
  • Double paddle handle on the 5500
  • Single power handle on the 6500
  • Line out alarm
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Line Counter Reel
(Right, Left,
or Both)
per crank
Review Summary
(9 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (4)
Smooth Drag System (7)
Reliable (6)
Durable (6)
Line Doesn't Tangle (5)
Smooth Reeling (5)
Best Uses
Trolling (7)
Jigging (3)
River Fishing (3)
Ocean Fishing (2)

Customer Reviews
 Great reel
Pros: Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: great reel. I have been running Abu Garcia reel for years they never let me down
 Excellent Product
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: This is an excellent reel, we've fished for several years with them and just added 3 more to our gear. No tangle, smooth drag.
 First Garcia Linecounters
Pros: Really like the handle. The linecounter seems to work fine.
Cons: 15 pound flouro carbon gets behind the spool too easily.
Best Uses: Dipsy trolling and kite flying
Comments: Probably will purchase a couple more this year.
Mebane, NC
 Great reel for the job
Pros: size/weight for line-counter reel
Best Uses: vertical jigging
Comments: the 5500 size is a very palmable and light enough to use as a jigging reel - line-counter makes the job even easier.
Newberg, Oregon
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling, River Fishing
Comments: Don't use for casting. Anchor or trolling for Steelhead, Chinook and Coho. I bought one and ended up buying one for my wife. Line counters - once you figure out the length of line that is working your set. No guessing how much line did I have out?? Line counter went out on one reel. Had to buy the whole left side $25 plus shipping. Tried to fix bad counter but sealed no access.
Manteca, CA
 A Reel Winner!!!!!
Pros: Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling, Jigging
Comments: I use this reel on my Downrigger set up. A very good reel for trolling, and the line-counter is addictive.
Gray Ghost
Federal Way, WA
 Where am I, I know now
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Jigging, River Fishing, Trolling
Comments: Excellent reel for river backtrolling plugs and light weight salmon saltwater vertical jigging, where knowing how much line is out is critical. This reel will get you where you want to be every time. Even with a line counter this reel cast like a dream. Butter smooth, dependible and accurate, what more could you want.
Gary the Ole Crappie
Kingsport , Tenn.
 The Cadliac of Line Counter Reels
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Reliable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I have had several of the line counter reels and ABU Garcia has one of the best ones on the market. They are excellent reels and should last a lifetime with proper care.
Federal Way, WA
 "First class quality"
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable
Cons: None of those problems
Best Uses: Jigging, River Fishing, Trolling, Ocean Fishing, Plunking, Shore Casting
Comments: I purchased this reel to perform my heavy end salmon and steelhead fishing,saltwater trolling, jigging, fresh water river trolling and plunking. So far it has performed flawlessly and cast great for being a line counter. Awesome reel.
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