Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Round Reel
- 3 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system gives smooth drag performance
- Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design
- 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
- Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability
Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Round Reel is rated out of 5 by 328.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joanne from Excellent reel! I bought two of these reels a couple of months ago. I love them. They are smooth casting. It will cast as far as I can throw it. The retrieve is so smooth. It's not heavy, feels very solid and durable. You can put a ton of line on it. This is my first reel with a bait clicker. I never knew how much I would really like that part of it. I will be buying two more in the near future.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6501 C3 Excellent equipment I own 2 6501 C3's, I've had them since around 1998. I bought them when I got into musky fishing and other reels didnt cut it. I had a Shakespere bait cast reel that locked up within a week of using it and shimano that just didnt handle the torque that musky baits put on a reel and the brake consistency wasn't very dependable. So I spent the money on the C3's and they are still working fine today with only simple maintenence of cleaning and oiling. Whether I'm fishing a jerk bait or bucktail my C3's are always up to the task. I also do alot of night musky fishing and it's nice knowing I have a dependable reel in my hands Great reel. I love mine.
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by catfishermen23 from never fails to amaze me I have own the 6500c3 for almost 2yrs now and i have caught some nice flathead, blues and a few channel cats with it..when i go to set the hook and start to bring in them catfish i know and have faith that my reel will never fail me..i have it on a 10ft rod and fish with 1-3 oz of weight..with 40 pound p-line mono on it. i fish paylakes, rivers, lakes, pond with it..i works like it did when i caught my frist 20 pound plus fish with it..i so smooth of a reel the drag is top of the line and the durabile of the reels r the best. i will never buy any more of the cleaper bait caster i will always but my bang for my buck. best to fishing everybody..
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alford91 from Perfection at a low price The C3 reel has really been a very handy piece of fishing equipment, not only for myself but also for the friends i fish with. We all have at least 1 Abu in our rack at the house. The one thing that really impresses me about the C3 is its versatility. I can take it to a fresh water pond and cast light crappie baits all the way to football head jigs with absolutly no problem. Or i can go out to the pier or the boat and rig up wwith artifical baits such as a catch 2000 or spoons or spinner baits and just launch em. Or i can rig up for live bait and its still amazing casting. I would recomend this reel to anybody who wants a great fishing expirience
Date published: 2011-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Old man sober from Repair I own 2 ambassadeur® C3 6500 for over 20 years and it is still my most dependable reels I own. Day in and day out their a work horse, one for musky and one for bass. I would not trade it for any other reel on the market.. 'Adding to this review', My Royal Express II had a broken foot and I was not surprised that after owning it for over 20+ years that I was able to find parts. I call tihs standing by your products and reliability. The pressure I put on my gear is unbelievable and Abu puts it as beleivable quality! Love my lefty Ambassadeur "The original" with fast cast and the 6.3:1 gear ratio kepps me on the lake all day long. Cannot say enough!
Date published: 2011-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff94 from Great product I bought this reel a few months ago and I am very impressed to say the least. I use it for Muskie fishing in lake st.clair and I have not had any problems at all. Before I bought this reel I never really had used a bait casting reel before. I used to cast with trolling reels because I didn't think their was a huge difference I was so wrong. My buddy had bought a Shimano reel for about $250 and I thought he was crazy until I casted it. I couldn't afford that reel so I wound up buying the C3. The best part is he is now having some problems with his reel and my C3 is working flawlessly. I'd say I for sure got the biggest bang for my buck!!
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris from Amazing reel....Cast great even with slighlty lighter lures Earlier purchased the Abu garcia 6600 C4. Was not very happy with the product as I used it once and the inside plastic pinion gear Spall went for a toss, had to replace it.It happened twice so was really fed-up..So thought would never buy a abu round reel again, however went ahead and bought the 6500C3...It casts much better than the C4 Possibly got a defective C4. Amazing really happy with the C3...I mostly use the reel for Huge Snakehead (10 - 15lb range) and saltwater fishing for snappers from the jetties and the fish can really test your reel to the limits....The C3 stood up to my expectation..... paired it up with the veritas and Cabela Prodigy....
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by Caustic from Junk After fishing with Garcia reels for over 40 years very disappointed in this purchase. My 25 year old 5000 is ten times the reel and will out cast this piece of junk by 20 yards. Out of the box could not get the spool to adjust for free fall of the lure. Finally broke the reel down and it was like it had 90 weight gear oil in it. After a through cleaning it operate marginally better. I won a many a tournament with Garcia reels and mirrolure for specked trout. Thank goodness I still have some good Garcia's. It totally amazed me that reels that had been stored away for ten years smoked this new reel.
Date published: 2014-06-24
Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Round Reel
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