Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 1276SLi Spincast

Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 1276SLi Spincast


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  • 4 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • Ultra-smooth spool drag system
  • Titanium nitride front cone, rotor, and line guide
  • Dual rotating swing-arm titanium nitride pick-up pin
  • Fresh and saltwater ready
  • Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
The legendary Abumatic spincast reel that is completely engineered for superlines, and housed in an all water protected package. The 1276SLi utilizes Titanium Nitride coated parts everywhere that line would contact the reel including the front cone, pickup pin, rotor, and line guide. The special treatment provides the extra durability required when fishing with superlines.  An Ultra-Smooth Spool Drag system and 4 bearing Duragear™ Drive with instant anti-reverse bearing allow for smooth, trouble free retrieves. This reel is both Fresh and Saltwater ready, and comes pre-spooled with 14 lb. line.
Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 1276SLi Spincast is rated 3.0714 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Reels fail too quickly I thought I finally had the answer to spin cast reels with braid but that does not seem to be the case. I have three of these reels and two of them have already failed. I had to replace the thumb button on one. The other has had the gears stripped and the drag is stuck and cannot be adjusted. The reel handles on these also become very loose. The gold paint or seal on the reel cover on one has also completely peeled off. The Fire Line that comes with the reels is horrible. I replaced it with Spiderwire Stealth and that helped tremendously. If you do not fish for a day or so and the line dries out you have to get it wet before it will loosen up and allow you to cast efficiently. This reel is not heavy duty and if you get a 7 - 8 pound Pike on it the reel will struggle. Other than that I do like the design of the reel and it's ease of use when they actually work. I think Abu really needs to re-visit the quality of this product and make some major improvements.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good reel, bad line Last year, I purchased the abumatic 1276SLI mainly to fish trouts and others smalls fishs. The first cast with this reel really disapointed me because the line was blocking in the reel and it wasn't smooth. I just replaced the berkley fireline (original line) by a 20 pound spiderwire stealth braid and the reel became totally different. Now my real cast well and it is smoother. There is one weak point in this real and it is the drag. The drag should be stronger for bigger fish.
Date published: 2011-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Abumatic 1276 Truly one of the best, if not the best, spincast reel I've ever used. Depress the thumb release and the bail works effortlessly, retrieves have little vibration, and hookups are quick and positive. I've used in fresh and brackish water and have had no problems at all. The cost is not a back breaker either- with a lifetime usable tool costing much less $100 it is easy to see why these are so popular. A "highly recommend" for experienced and newbies alike.
Date published: 2011-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The main gear is weak. I wish that abu would do something about the strength of the main gear. My dad started me fishing abu products in the 70's and I am commited to using their products. I use baitcast reels but my wife has to use the spin cast because she has a problem with backlash. We have replaced the main gears in every one of the spin cast reels we have purchased by abu. Abu please plate the gears or something that will strengthen them to improve the performance!
Date published: 2011-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Where is the Quality I have used Abu Garcia products since i was a child. Never had any issues until now. It seems that the main gear in these reels is not very strong. I purchased two of these reels - one for me and one for my youngest son. On the same trip both reels failed and it appears the main internal gear is striped. Hopefully I can get this fixed, but I am afraid it will happen again. Abu please strengthen the internal gear. I don't want to buy another brand.
Date published: 2012-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to use for kids / beginners My son(10yrs) has been using the 1276 sli reel during the past year extensively in salt water ( and myself the abumatic 460 ; abumatic 1075 models) without any problems. Purchased an abumatic 875 for him yesterday. Very easy to use closed face reels,smooth clutch systems. Never had problems with any of my abu reels over the years. Good products that will last a life time if you look after them and use them as intended for designed purpose.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from just falls apart I bought this for my wife a year ago first time out the handle falls off next the drags falied tighten down as far as it go' s and no drag,than yesterday the button breaks and falls off thought I was buying a Quailty product but was very disappointed
Date published: 2012-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bearings Although the general functionalities of the reel are great, the bearings of it did not last. Pretty disappointed which brings me to NOT recommend the reel. I would suggest it coming with 4 more bearings.
Date published: 2013-08-01
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