Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser®

Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser®

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  • Durable Saltwater Size Reel with 4 Bearing Drive
  • Saltwater Tough Rod with EVA Handle
  • Prespooled with line
The Cardinal Bruiser reel’s durable construction and size makes it an optimal choice when targeting larger saltwater species. It features a solid 4 bearing drive for excellent fish stopping power. Comes prespooled with #20 high performance monofilament line.
Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser® is rated 3.9375 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big Bad Bruiser! This is an awesome combo! I have two older Abu round reels, and i would have to say the Bruiser is my new "go to" rod! Strong enough to fish off the rocks on the coast, but also surprisingly sensitive enough to fish lakes and rivers! At 7ft. it casts pretty well, and accurate if you're tryig to land your cast in a specific spot on the water. The reel sure looks cool, but it performs as awesome as it looks. Super smooth, and super fast retreival!!! It comes pre-spooled with 17lbs. test... I don't know what brand it is, or where they got this line, but its a lot stronger than any other 17lbs. line ive fished before! You can feel how the balance is a bit off, but its so slight it is easily overcome. For as big as the reel is and as tough as the rod is, the whole combo isn't as heavy as it looks like it should be, so thats a plus! Overall, the most well made combo I have ever owned! I highly recommend you own one too!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1 mean catfish combo i do alot of river fishing and this combo is a flathead catfish's nightmare!!! where we fish they catch as large as 60 pounders!!! i have only caught a 30 pounder and it preformed perfect !!! smooth reel and excellent backbone in the rod !!! cant wait 2 hook into a 60 pounder with this combo!!! i am sure it wil preform excellent!!!
Date published: 2012-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An all around great salt water rig I bought my Bruiser combo in Maine to fish for stripers off the rocks. It was perfect for slinging medium to heavy lures way out there I also took it with me on a sailboat trip to Belize and it worked great for trolling spoons and working jigs. I highly recommend this outfit.
Date published: 2011-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed Bought this combo to take on our annual vacation to NC for red drum fishing. While the combo looks nice and is well balanced, I did not have a good experience. I had massive backlash on the first cast and the anti/reverse didn't work at all. Very disapointed.
Date published: 2014-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has to be the best one ever!!! The craftsmenship is amazing, The Feel , The balance, I fish saltwater and as you know it can be a pain, it leaves residue over evrything and you have to rinse all of the time... " Abu Garcia" Really makes it easy!!! Please don't laugh at the pic...
Date published: 2011-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Reel Quality We purchased this combo to use for surf fishing over Christmas. The reel handle broke on regular use retrieving a simple flounder rig. We are hoping to repurpose the rod, but who knows. Always been a fan of the Abu's but not a fan of this one.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great combo for saltwater and big cats. I'm a freshwater fisherman, and do a lot of it on the Mississippi, so it makes a great rod for those big cats. Although I live no where near saltwater, the times I do go down to Florida I'll definitely be bringing this rod along.
Date published: 2012-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice outfit/underpriced I received this combo for my birthday. Have used it a couple of times and it's a very well-rounded outfit. Retrieval time is perfect for quick turn around casts. Looking forward to using it more when the weather warms up.
Date published: 2011-01-27
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  • MODEL # BRSB72/5
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Reel Size
    50
    Bearing Count
    4
    Gear Ratio
    4.2:1
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Rod Length
    7'
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    325/17 270/20 230/25
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Line Rating
    10-25
    Rod Power
    Medium Heavy
    Lure Rating
    1-4
    Rod Blank Material
    Fiberglass
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Number of Guides
    6
  • MODEL # BRS82/5
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    Technique
    Spinning
    Reel Size
    50
    Bearing Count
    4
    Gear Ratio
    4.2:1
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Rod Length
    8'
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    325/17 270/20 230/25
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Line Rating
    10-25
    Rod Power
    Medium Heavy
    Lure Rating
    1-4
    Rod Blank Material
    Fiberglass
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Number of Guides
    6
  • MODEL # BRSB92/5
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    Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser® Zoom
    Technique
    Spinning
    Reel Size
    50
    Bearing Count
    4
    Gear Ratio
    4.2:1
    Reel Handle Position
    Right/Left
    Rod Length
    9'
    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    325/17 270/20 230/25
    Drag Material
    Oil Felt
    Line Rating
    10-30
    Rod Power
    Medium Heavy
    Lure Rating
    1-5
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Number of Guides
    6