Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Record™
- 7 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
- 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
- High capacity models available
- Duragear 2 gear system provides increased gear strength for all fishing situations
Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Record™ is rated out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike G from Best Abu reel made. I've owned many Abu reels (mostly C3's and C4's) and many other high-end reels from other manufacturers. The Record series out performs them all. I've never seen a reel cast as far with as little effortless until this reel. I am going to switch all my reels to the Record. I only wish the 5600 had a little more line capacity. I have an older 40 series and 50 series. These reels out perform brand new reels that cost several times as much. I've always like the Abu round reels because of their versatility. You can use them for everything from bass to musky. The Record series is no exception and it made a believer out of me.
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by SpamEggsandRice from NO BELLS AND WHISTLES, JUST A SOLID PERFORMER I've always had an Abu reel in my arsenal. They don't have the bells and whistles like the other high-end reels out there, but they perform and last a lifetime. Very easy to disassemble for maintenance. Out of the box the reel casts and retreives very smoothly. The drag is very consistant when you have a big fish on. I upgraded the bearing to ceramic due to the fact that I use this in salt water sometimes. I hooked a 21lb. Striper and with the lower gear ratio it had no problem winching it in. For a reel in the $199 price range, you are getting a great performing, reliable, solid design that has been proven throughout the years.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoorguy from My first Abu Garcia My record 60 was my first expensive reel as i normaly used the walmart specials. What a difference. Matched with a stiff rod, this reel sings everytime it is cast. This is a great catfish rig. My only complaint with it is the line out alarm switch being made of plastic. For the money it should have been made of metal. I have been using it for about 3 years now and still no problems yet (knock on wood). I plan to buy the Abu Garcia CS Pro Rocket and match it with a St. Croix Musky rod to use for big cats and some saltwater trips i am planning. Hopefully the CS Pro performs as well as the Record 60. Abu Garcia is a trusted brand in my home so far.
Date published: 2012-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by navyfish from Tough on saltwater species I have the 60HC spooled with 50lb power pro. I've used it on rockfish to bass in the kelp. This reel has all the drag you need to control large fish, it casts 1/2oz and larger swimbaits like a dream and with the ability to pack on 275yds of braid you can fish the deep water fish and know you can pull them up. The only complaint I have and this goes for all the round baitcasters Abu Garcia makes, is the lack of weep holes in bottom of side plates to allow water to drain out. You have to shake the reel to remove water unless you have time to open it up. I drill holes in mine for this purpose. Abu engineers, take note of this.....
Date published: 2011-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by guusy from My first Abu garcia reels first i was skeptical about abu garcia reels, but i finnaly decided to give try and i did. i bought abu garcia record 60, first thing that i noticed it was heavy, solid and pretty simple. then i paired with lamiglas x10 mhc and spool it with 15 lbs lines, since i intended to use it for chinnok fishing. it cast very good, easy to adjust and the retrieve was smooth altough is not as smooth as the other brand. but for the price,this reel is keeper. the only down side about this reel is, you have take everything off to adjust the centrifugal break .which is on the other reel, you only just need to loose one screw.
Date published: 2012-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best reel for the price i have used this reel for a month and everything about it is perfect i usally fish saltwater but have even done some catfishing in the river and caught one 30 pounder this reel had no trouble and the drag was the smothest i have ever seen or used and the casting distance cant be beat i would recomend this reel to anyone hope to get a second one soon for the night time catfishing and its always good to have a spare never know when you will hook one big enough to pull your rig out of your hands hopefully you want let it slip but have seen it happen great buy and one of the best reels i have ever used
Date published: 2011-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJ from Over two years with this reel I did a review a couple of years ago on this reel, and am very very pleased confident in this reel.Over two years with this reel, and I have given it a beating with big blues, cobia stripers, and fluke, and has never given me one problem, I just rinse it off at the dock and throw it back in the truck. Since then, I have bought two more of the same and three Record 51's and a handful of 4601's for the fluke. None of these reels have let me down with the great drag, and let me tell you about support, on some of my older models of Abu, I have turned them in for clean and service, they usually get back in ten days. My question, why would I need another brand of reels, when I have the best! Thanks Abu RJ
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from record 50 and 60 reels Have several record 50 and 60 reels. Been pretty happy with them so far. However, have had issues with the thumb bar coating rubbing off and the thumb rest material coming off. I would love to see a ball bearing under the main gear as this would really make these reels sing! Also, would like the flaws as far as the thumb rest and thumb bar resolved and would also like to see a record 50 with higher line capacity while still having the spool bearing witch, by the way is one of the secrets the reel is so smooth. Would love to from garcia pesonally on these issues. Thanks!
Date published: 2012-07-30
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MODEL # RCN-5600$199.95View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRightGear Ratio6.8:1Retrieve Rate33Braking SystemCentrifugalBearing Count8Weight10.20Braid Capacity yd/lb135/30Mono Capacity yd/lb135/12Drag MaterialCarbon FiberMax Drag lb15Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # RCN-6600$199.95View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRightGear Ratio5.3:1Retrieve Rate26Braking SystemCentrifugalBearing Count8Weight10.90Braid Capacity yd/lb175/30Mono Capacity yd/lb180/12Drag MaterialCarbon FiberMax Drag lb15Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # RCN-6600HC$199.95View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRightGear Ratio4.7:1Retrieve Rate23Braking SystemCentrifugalBearing Count8Weight11.80Braid Capacity yd/lb310/30Mono Capacity yd/lb320/12Drag MaterialCarbon FiberMax Drag lb15Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # RCN-6601HC$199.95View model specifications