Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Striper Special
- 3 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system
- Extended bent handle
- 6 pin centrifugal brake
- Synchronized level wind system
Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Striper Special
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MODEL # C3-6500STSPC$149.99View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRightGear Ratio5.3:1Retrieve Rate26" | 66cmBraking SystemCentrifugalBearing Count4Weight11.60Braid Capacity yd/lb310/30Mono Capacity yd/lb275/14Drag MaterialCarbon FiberMax Drag lb15lb | 6.8kgReel Spool MaterialAluminumDrag TypeStar DragReel Size6500Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Striper Special is rated out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rfavire from Striper Special Most Versatile Casting Reel Ever I bought this reel for the boat and surf...I use it on my Carnage 2 boat road and my Carnage 2 Surf rod. Deep cranking power to bring those striped bass and bluefish under control here in the Northeast. Drag is easily adjustable on the fly...! I would recommend this reel if you want something that will last a lifetime and you can pass down to your grandchildren. With a little maintenance and oil you will not be disappointed. I use 30 pound test Spiderwire Stealth with a 50 lb. shock leader on the surf and a 30 lb. leader on the boat. Casting will take time to get your thumb educated but well worth the effort. So far no complaints with the reel as it does what it was designed to do.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4D reelhigh fish from First and last Got two a year ago after I went striper fishing. Went back last week and they were giving me a hard time about my new rod and reels .14 lb test on one 20 on the other. The big fish of the week was on the 14 lb test. 33 lbs 45 inches
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jgcarson4 from Great reel!!!! I recently bought this reel as I am still fairly new back to fishing and do mostly striper and sturgeon fishing. I have another conventional reel but keep getting the dreaded "birds nest" so I was looking for one with a brake system and found the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Striper Special. The first time taking it out I was able to cast with no issues after setting the drag and brake system and landed a 42" sturgeon. The reel held up like a champ. I am very pleased with this new reel and it is now my go to every time reel. Thank you Abu Garcia for making quality products.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by riverman from heavy duty bought this reel for the big catfish and it hogs them in easily
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by jack247 from great reels I have been using the abu garcia 5500 c3s and 6500 c3s for 6 years now and never had any problems love the reels
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eighty Eight from Smooth Casting I bought the striper special this year it is a great reel for stripers and any fishing very smooth casting I have other Abu Garcia Reels that I have for 10 years and that I used for striper fishing in the cape cod canal and buzzard bay area I highley recomend this reel
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Striper slayer from Great reel I have been using this reel since last summer it is a fantastic reel
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chockpish from Everything I expexted! I just received this reel a few weeks ago! When it arrived and I opened the box it was everything I expected it to be! It was smaller than I thought, but that is a good thing! I went out to my front yard, after spooling it up and mounting it to my new Tourney Trail rod, and casted out for about a half hour! The reel retrieves very smoothly, the drag is silky smooth! It handles well, easy to set, and it worked well 10 below weather! The power handle works just as well as the one on my C4! At this present time there is about five feet of snow on the ground, but I could not resist playing around with this reel! I guess I'm a true fisherman at heart! Having fun just casting out in yard! But with my favorite brand of reel, Abu Garcia, it's just that much more enjoyable! No mater what time of year! Haven't had a chance to fish it yet, but with Abu Garcia's legendary quality and durability, I will be handing this one down to my daughter! I am pleased say that I have finally found my favorite brand of reel! Don't be afraid to try one of these super reels, I guaranty you will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2015-02-16