Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser®
- Durable Saltwater Size Reel with 4 Bearing Drive
- Saltwater Tough Rod with EVA Handle
- Prespooled with line
Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser® is rated out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by cutter707 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 FishMac from Olive Crest Fishing Tournament This is the third year in a row that we have purchased the Abu Garcia Cardinal Bruiser's for our 50 boat Olive Crest Pro-Am Saltwater Bass Tournament, and all of our anglers just love this combo. They look forward to getting another one each year. The best around. If you are looking for a great price on a good saltwater combo, this is the one to get.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by mad dog 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 mybulgarianrose 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 Ch3wie2010 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 Dill 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
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MODEL # BRSB72/5$39.99View model specificationsZoomTechniqueSpinningReel Size50Bearing Count4Gear Ratio4.2:1Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftRod Length7'Mono Capacity yd/lb325/17 270/20 230/25Drag MaterialOil FeltLine Rating10-25Rod PowerMedium HeavyLure Rating1-4Rod Blank MaterialFiberglassNumber of Pieces2Number of Guides6
MODEL # BRS82/5$39.99View model specificationsZoomTechniqueSpinningReel Size50Bearing Count4Gear Ratio4.2:1Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftRod Length8'Mono Capacity yd/lb325/17 270/20 230/25Drag MaterialOil FeltLine Rating10-25Rod PowerMedium HeavyLure Rating1-4Rod Blank MaterialFiberglassNumber of Pieces2Number of Guides6
MODEL # BRSB92/5$39.99View model specificationsZoomTechniqueSpinningReel Size50Bearing Count4Gear Ratio4.2:1Reel Handle PositionRight/LeftRod Length9'Mono Capacity yd/lb325/17 270/20 230/25Drag MaterialOil FeltLine Rating10-30Rod PowerMedium HeavyLure Rating1-5Rod Blank MaterialCompositeNumber of Pieces2Number of Guides6