Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser® Combo

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$39.99
  • Durable Saltwater Size Reel with 4 Bearing Drive
  • Saltwater Tough Rod with EVA Handle
  • Prespooled with line
The Cardinal Bruiser saltwater spinning 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® Combo
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  • MODEL # BRSB72/5
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    $39.99
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    Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser® Combo Zoom
    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
    10-25lb
    Rod Power
    Medium Heavy
    Lure Rating
    1-4
    Rod Blank Material
    Fiberglass
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Guides Including Tip
    6
  • MODEL # BRS82/5
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    $39.99
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    Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser® Combo Zoom
    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
    10-25lb
    Rod Power
    Medium Heavy
    Lure Rating
    1-4
    Rod Blank Material
    Fiberglass
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Guides Including Tip
    6
  • MODEL # BRSB92/5
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    $39.99
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    Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser® Combo 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
    10-30lb
    Rod Power
    Medium Heavy
    Lure Rating
    1-5
    Rod Blank Material
    Composite
    Number of Pieces
    2
    Guides Including Tip
    6

Product Reviews

Abu Garcia® Cardinal® Bruiser® is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 42.
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Strong! Just picked this up before I went on a party fishing boat out of Oxnard California. Got it to cast "iron" for barracuda but ended up hooking into the hardest fighting fish i've ever had on the end of my line! Fought this yellow tail for probably 10 minutes which took me all over the boat. Drag worked perfectly smooth and had zero issues. This was on the stock 17lb line that came on the reel. I'll also be using this rod in the surf for halibut and leopard shark.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If it looks too good to be true, it probably is! Review for Cardinal Villmark 6 ', spindle set: Bought it last week for a fishing trip and the rod broke on the first cast. I duct taped it try to make it work. Also the the top guide fell off soon afterwards. No wonder people buy stuff from China nowadays! Also the reel was not would up properly and was snagging. I had to unwind almost the whole line to get it to cast properly. I will return it today to XXL in Finland and I am a bit sceptical of trying another abugarcia product honestly. I see in the other reviews a lot of people have had the same problem as mine and yet the rating is currently 3.9? Fake reviews!
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 from Awesome !! I bought this for my annual trip to the Florida panhandle to do a little surf fishing and pier fishing. You can not beat the quality for the price. This is an exceptional value...I am very pleased. Thanks Abu Garcia for making this affordable and quality combo !!!
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CARDINAL BRUISER COMBO THIS IS EXCELLENT COMBO ROD AND REEL. THE REEL IS SMOOTH AND ACCURATE. THE ROD IS EASY TO HANDLE AND HANDLE WELL.
Date published: 2011-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Low quality combo My friend and I bought one each for a pier fishing trip. His reel pin bend within the first hour. He had to get a refund the following day. Three months later after using my mine combo for maybe 3 times, my rod at the connection point is cracking. I'm afraid to take it out in fear of it breaking off if I catch a big fish. Customer Service wasn't that good either. I sent them the requested pictures and receipt, however they didn't want to add warranty to the new pole they are going to give me. On top of that, I had to pay $9.95 for shipping and processing fee.
Date published: 2019-06-21
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