Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Beast™ Round
- 6 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system
- Machined aluminum frame
- Aluminum side plate
- Large EVA knobs
- Anti Distortion Spool™ design
- Precision machined Duragear™ brass gears
- 4 pin centrifugal brake
- Synchronized level wind system
Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Beast™ Round
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MODEL # AMB-6500 BEAST$399.95View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRightGear Ratio5.1:1Retrieve Rate24" | 61cmBraking SystemMagnetic/CentrifugalBearing Count7Weight11.60Braid Capacity yd/lb310/30Mono Capacity yd/lb275/14Drag MaterialCarbonMax Drag lb15lb | 6.8kgReel Spool MaterialAluminumDrag TypeStar DragReel Size6500Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Beast Round is rated out of 5 by 16.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mikeysm from Same reel as the classic inshore I bought this reel a few weeks ago. I found that it is a classic inshore reel with a different side cover. The reel performs good but not worth 399.00 price tag. The brake makes lots of noise while casting. They should have put stainless steel gears inside for the price but the didn't. They also make the abu predator which is practically the same reel in the UK. Also the Abu Snakehead which is made in Korea. That one comes with stainless steel gears. So to its the strongest 6500 they have made is a little missleading.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by BIG AL from MAYBE A GOOD REEL, BUT $400??? PERHAPS THESE ARE GOOD, BUT THE LAST AMB "INSHORE" MODELS I BOUGHT WERE $125 OR LESS, NEW. SURE, THEY DO NOT HAVE ANTI-DISTORTION SPOOLS. IS THAT REALLY NEEDED WHEN THE DRAG IS MAXED AT 15lbs? FURTHER, THE INSHORES HAVE S/S GEARS - FAR TOUGHER THAN BRASS. ALSO, THE INSHORES HAVE MANY INTERNAL PARTS THAT ARE CHROMED FOR CORROSION RESISTANCE. SORRY ABU, SALTWATER FISH ARE MUCH TOUGHER THAN THEIR FRESHWATER BRETHREN. YOUR INSHORE MODELS ARE SUPERIOR TO THIS REEL AND WERE MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE. BRING 'EM BACK!
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fuzzy61 from Was Disapointed Fished musky with this reel for three hours when I noticed the handle getting wobbly. Its the same construction as the old 6500's. Brass drive gear with a brass cap holding the handle on. I'm returning it for a REVO Beast 60HS.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Basshuntter from Superior durability!! I used Abu Garcia Round reels all my life, with monster spinner baits and 30+ extra deep big lipped crank baits, excellent performance and durability.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by FinPike from A true tool for pike fisher. Man, i just love this reel. I have the 5501 beast paired with Svarzonker signatur up to 220gr, and they do make a perfect match! Handles my bigger pike lures like a charm, simple to use, with no unneeded extras, like mag brake(imo no point with hevier lures). Good casting and smooooth action. The handle is just the right lenght for the relatively slow gear ratio, and awesome in hand. Bigger challenge i have set for this reel was 111cm/10.0kg warm water pike, and it handled it with ease, cranking was easy even under heavy load and drag functioned well. I used to have revo toro beast 51 in this heavy setup, but ended up putting it to my lighter pike setup, since i wanted more "tool like" reel. If you like fancy funktions, extras and lot of adjustment, this reel is not for you. But if you want a reliable, easy to use, extremely high quality work horse, you can't go wrong with this! It is a bit pricy, but you get what you pay for!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by captaindoug from Quality & features unmatched!!! I've been wanting to buy this reel for over a year, finally ordered one, I'm glad I did. It has quality unlike any round reel I've ever used, & I have almost (50) different round ABU reels. the machined aluminum frame makes it very light, the bearings have very tight tolerance, it is super smooth! The oversized handle is unique & make me not want to wait to use it. I cannot wait to use for casting & trolling large lures for pike & muskies!!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rafael Damiani from Too much noise when you casting. I bought this item and I don't know if mine came with a factory problem, or this model has the noise casting as normal. The fact is, my reel makes a lot of noise when I am casting, I am owner of 12 different models from Abu and anyone makes that casting noise. I am not recommend this model because of the casting noise.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by tmo0306 from Purchased early March for Muskie fishing. Its very smooth and able to cast a long ways with my heavy lures. Have a ambassador but this reel beats it hands down, love it. Now just have to catch my first Muskie for the season.
Date published: 2016-04-28