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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Round Casting Reel

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$119.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Round Casting Reels feature upgraded performance and styling combined with proven strength and engineering. The heritage continues with the new C3, designed to meet the demands of the most hard core angler. Ambassadeur C3 Round Casting Reels are some of the best selling baitcast reels of all time!

Select from the models below
C3-4600
C3-4600
Retrieval Hand
Right
Gear Ratio
5.3:1
Bearings
3BB+1RB
Reel Weight
9.2 oz.
Line Retrieve
26 in.
Max Drag
15 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
12/160
Braided Capacity (lbs./yds.)
30/155
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C3-4601
C3-4601
Retrieval Hand
Left
Gear Ratio
5.3:1
Bearings
3BB+1RB
Reel Weight
9.2 oz.
Line Retrieve
26 in.
Max Drag
15 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
12/160
Braided Capacity (lbs./yds.)
30/155
C3-5500
C3-5500
Retrieval Hand
Right
Gear Ratio
5.3:1
Bearings
3BB+1RB
Reel Weight
9.9 oz.
Line Retrieve
26 in.
Max Drag
15 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
12/240
Braided Capacity (lbs./yds.)
30/235
C3-5501
C3-5501
Retrieval Hand
Left
Gear Ratio
5.3:1
Bearings
3BB+1RB
Reel Weight
9.9 oz.
Line Retrieve
26 in.
Max Drag
15 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
12/240
Braided Capacity (lbs./yds.)
30/235
C3-6500
C3-6500
Retrieval Hand
Right
Gear Ratio
5.3:1
Bearings
3BB+1RB
Reel Weight
10.7 oz.
Line Retrieve
26 in.
Max Drag
15 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
12/320
Braided Capacity (lbs./yds.)
30/310
C3-6501
C3-6501
Retrieval Hand
Left
Gear Ratio
5.3:1
Bearings
3BB+1RB
Reel Weight
10.7 oz.
Line Retrieve
26 in.
Max Drag
15 lbs.
Mono Capacity (lbs./yds.)
12/320
Braided Capacity (lbs./yds.)
30/310
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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Round Casting Reels feature upgraded performance and styling combined with proven strength and engineering. The heritage continues with the new C3, designed to meet the demands of the most hard core angler.

Ambassadeur C3 Round Casting Reels are some of the best selling baitcast reels of all time! Fish with confidence knowing you have top end features such as 3 plus 1 bearing system to deliver the solid instant anti-reverse hook setting power, a one-of-a-kind Carbon Matrix drag system and solid, all metal frame and side plates.

  • Three stainless steel ball bearings and one roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • Carbon Matrix drag system gives smooth drag performance
  • Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design
  • Six pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
  • Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty
Customer Reviews
Ken
A lot of quality for the dollar   (from prior model)
Pros: construction; bearings; drag
Cons: excessive grease from factory
Best Uses:
Comments: The reel felt "sluggish" when I opened the box so I broke it down completely and removed all the factory grease and oil. I replaced the factory lubes with modest amounts of SuperLube PTFE on the brass and Quantum Hot Sauce in the bearings. The reel is now smooth as silk and adequately fast. Dis-assembly, lubing and reassembly was easy because all the parts fit well. The parts quality was noticeably good, IMO, especially the bearings (including one on the worm drive) and the drag washers (some kind of graphite rather than a soft material - maybe CarbonTex?). I kept my drag washers dry and the reel feels quite smooth to me. The only flaw I noticed was that the traditional knurled thumb screws on my older Abus were absent on my new C3. For all I know, 4600s may never have sported the iconic Swedish screws (I have many Ambassadeurs but this is my first 4600). Breakdown was not affected - just my ego. The rest of the finish is fine and far exceeds the cruddy finishes on the Chinese level wind Abus. Maybe it is just unfamiliar to me, but the new angled drag star and handle are of no particular value to me so far. Overall, I'm quite impressed with this little reel. I'll update after it gets some scratches and I can bring myself to put it on a 7'6" flippin' stick I use for pike glide baits.
Alberta
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Is this reel made in Sweden or China ?
March 09, 2016
skhan
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These are made in Sweden.
March 09, 2016
FishUSA StaffProfessional Angler in 
Fairview, PA