Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Line Counter Round Casting Reel
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Line Counter Reels offer proven performance in a trolling reel. These reels feature 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 down-rigging accuracy.
- Two stainless steel ball bearings + one roller bearing
- 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
- Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty
Ratings & Reviews
First Garcia Linecounters
by Me -
Probably will purchase a couple more this year.
by lmiiler288 -
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.
by Cdkman -
great reel. I have been running Abu Garcia reel for years they never let me down
A Reel Winner!!!!!
by Linc -
I use this reel on my Downrigger set up. A very good reel for trolling, and the line-counter is addictive.
First class quality
by Grayghost -
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.
The Cadliac of Line Counter Reels
by Gary the Ole Crappie -
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.
Where am I, I know now
by Gray Ghost -
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.
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.
Silky smooth operation
I have 6 of these reels (6500) which I use for walleye trolling. I love them. They are compact and are very smooth. I fish them with monofilament and inline planer boards on Lake Erie.
Love these reels. I have 6 of them for Lake Erie walleye trolling. They are silky smooth. I plan on getting more to upgrade the rest of my rods.
Great for Lake Erie walleye!
These reels are top of the line. Use them for trolling walleye on Lake Erie. Tried cheaper reels but they are poorly built and just break too easily. I paired the 6500lc up with a 7’ shimano talora medium lite and is a great combination.