Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170i Spincast

Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170i Spincast

Model#170I
$54.95

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$54.95
  • Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
  • Aluminum diecast and machined body and front cone increase strength
  • Dual rotating swing-arm pick-up pins
Modern technology and traditional performance are the hallmarks of the Abumatic® Classic 170i. We’ve upgraded this model’s drag with our ultra- smooth Carbon Matrix™ SYNCRO drag system.  An aluminum diecast front cone and machined body will stand the test of time. Our oscillating far-cast spool creates an easy-to-use no-twist line system that comes pre-spooled with 12 lb. line.
Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170i Spincast is rated 4.2917 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Abumatic 170 Even though I started out with a True Temper bait casting reel, I was graduated up to the 170. I have caught everything from Bream, to Largemouth Bass to Spanish Mackeral, small Sand Sharks, small Grouper, Speckled Trout, Catfish, Sheepshead, and plenty of them using this reel. Even seeing this reel takes me back a zillion years of fishing with Dad when we only had one reel each, and both were 170s. The tackle box had 2 drawers and we caught more fish then than now with all the modern conveniences. I need to find these locally and start using them again. I still use my 5000cs.
Date published: 2011-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Die hard Abu Garcia has always been a company that stood for quality products. The Abumatic Classic 170i is a result of it. This reel has nothing but quality in it. You can take it on a lake or river and never worry about it. Or you can take it on a ocean adventure and fish with the best of them. This reel has a ultra smooth drag when you need it the most. The front cone is made out of aluminum so you don't have to worry about rusting. Casting is a also a effortless deed. It will cast the same with 12lb test as it would with 4lb test. The gears are also very dependable so you don't have to worry when you have a big one on. This reel would be great for a boy starting out as to a life long "die hard" that is still going for the monster catch of all time.
Date published: 2011-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Abu ever! This is the greatest Abu Garcia reel ever. I have fished with 170s for over 30 years! I have used them to catch evrything from Crappies to the mighty Musky. I like to fish the Mississippi and you never know what fish will bite next. You need to be able to change your drag to be able land that Northern Pike when you were just fishing for Crappies. The 170 has the backbone and the smoothness to handle any fish. I know I have 3 of them. Try my 170 you won't be dissatisfied!
Date published: 2011-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great reel but... This has been a great reel. Never had a problem until roughly after a year (no fishing during winter months) the line started to catch within the reel to the point the line would not even cast. The rotor assembly metal is so soft that the line wears groves at the top and bottom of the rotor. Costing me $15 to replace. I wanted a good spincast reel and it is a good one...but...$15 every 6 months isn't what I wanted.
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very dissapointed Bought this reel and I have never been so disappointed. Right off the start I had problems with the line not reeling in...and yes I know for a fact it was not overloaded with line or anything else like that. 3 weeks after that the pick up pin broke off. Got the resolved soon after. 2 weeks later a gear broke...3 teeth I guess snapped off for some unknown reason. I gave up and threw it in the garbage can. I have been fishing my whole life and never had to deal with a reel like this one. Sorry Abu Garcia...this one was a real dud.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I buy is Abu Garcia I am a little biased to Abu Garcia reels as I am the third generation in my family to only buy Abu Garcia. These reels are tough, long lasting and do the job very well. With a little maintenance these will last forever...and if they don't parts are very easy to get and replace.
Date published: 2011-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reel.... great value I have been using this model for as long as I remember, Its strong housing combined with a simple no frills design make it one of the most reliable reels I have ever owned. Its a great reel for beginning fishermen and advanced alike. So if your looking for the best bang for your buck and to give you years of reliable service, This is the reel for you.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not reccomended for saltwater I bought this for my son, he's 4 and not quite ready to graduate to spinning reels for inshore flats fishing or bass fishing. Got this because it is "saltwater ready" not so much, we fish saltwater regularly and I am a freak about rinsing and caring for my equipment. This reel after a few trips has got serious corrosion all over the internals of the reel (it is still pretty on the outside.) It still works but not very smoothly. Also thought by reading these reviews that the reel would handle braid, again not so much, you can spool it with braid but it will not cast braid at all. Also the thing weighs a ton, I would not want to cast it all day that is for sure. So I have bit the the bullet and taught my boy how to use spinning gear. I was overall very disappointed with this reel, and do not recomend it at all. The only positive is that it has a really nice drag which is important, my son did land a 30 inch redfish and several other smaller red's with it.
Date published: 2011-11-27
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    Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170i Spincast Zoom
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Gear Ratio
    3.9:1
    Retrieve Rate
    25
    Bearing Count
    4
    Weight
    16.70
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    140/12
    Drag Material
    Carbon Fiber
    Max Drag lb
    10
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse