Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Alphamar LC
- 2 stainless steel ball bearings provides smooth operation
- Carbon Matrix drag system gives smooth drag performance
- Syncro™ drag allows drag pressure to be quickly reduced without changing the drag setting
- Machined aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight
- Extended throw paddle handle for increased power
- Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
- Line Counter
- Graphite frame and sideplates
Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® Alphamar LC is rated out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Capt Lee from One of the best line counter reels on the market! For the money, you can't beet these reels. These reels perform equal to several higher priced reels on the market. I have used the Alphamar's for two seasons and over 250 fishing trips and they still look and perform like the day I got them. Awesome reels!
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by MattD from Great reel for the price I bought two of these one for my dad and one for myself. I love the fact that I can adjust the drag with the handle rather than trying to turn the star wheel when reeling. We use these to troll for stripers so we use the line out alarm (clicker). I dont like the little switch on the side that operates the clicker it doesnt protrude enough to easily switch it so I fabricated my own switch knob. It holds plenty of line for my type of fishing and the linecounter works pretty good too.
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by Naka from Part put in backwards at manufacturer This is a follow-up to my review titled "Drag Stripped". The reel was under warranty so I took the reel into the local Abu authorized service center. They fixed the reel, saying that a part related to the anti-reverse had been put in backwards. I had not opened up the reel before using it for the first time so it came that way from the manufacturer. Given that it wasn't a part that failed, I'll give the reel another try. But, pretty disappointed in Abu, nonetheless.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by Naka from Drag stripped Large Chinook stripped the drag. I hadn't checked the drag for a while so it was too tight in all likelihood. But, I was extremely surprised it failed before a knot or the leader line. Was only the second fish on this reel. Needless to say, I'm not happy. Also, the line-counter is inconsistent -- start out at zero, let line out, reel back in and it won't end in zero. How is that possible. Was a big Abu fan, but this experience leaves me with doubts.
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boesman from Excellent Product! I bought two of the Alphamar LC16 line counters and I am amazed by their quality. Love the sychro drag when reeling in feisty fish! It allows for quick adjustments, especially when you hook a larger fish than expected, in my case it happened to be a muskie while trolling walleyes! Thanks again for another quality Abu Garcia product! Abu Garcia owner for life!
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by Scooter0279 from Worst reels I have ever used Bought 8 of these and used them for 1 season (4 months for eyes in Green Bay). Let's see, within a month 2 of the line counters began to fail, then a few weeks later a spool release failed, the spoils cannot hold enough 12# mono to calibrate the line counter (best I could do was get 95% accuracy but spool was too full and began to cause a mess), and today I finally decided to throw them all in the garbage. Can't tell you how good it felt to put them where they belong. I have ran Abu reels for a long time and these are far and away the worst purchase I have made since I began fishing. I have used Sealines, Tekotas, Saltists, and even store brand reels. I expected these to be somewhere in between the store brands and the Tekotas, but I have to if these were only $30 like the store brands go on sale for; I would still buy the store brands 100 times out of 100 and that's why I felt better trashing them than pawning them off to someone else.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by bill_3 from Nice reel Overall the reels have performed well for me this summer, I didn't use them a lot but when I did they worked well. For the small size of the reel it holds a ton of line. I really like how the tension backs off when the handle is turned backwards, and not having to release the spool every time you drop the downrigger, it is also useful when fighting fish and letting them run. I can see a new fisher possibly backing the tension off while fighting a fish accidently. The tension knob and spool tension knobs don't have click adjustments, that would have been a nice touch. Although the clicker is nice and loud, the button is kind of tucked away and is hard to operate with wet hands, nearly impossible if wearing gloves. I would have liked to have a choice of the single handle and a double power handle like other brands offer. I also liked the line counter reset button being hard plastic as it seems to pop out better, it was tough to reset a few times but seemed to work OK I would suggest trying this reel, it can be used for all types of trolling not just down rigging.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by waunderer from terrific reel I have used this type of reel for a year now started with 2 now have 12 of them the variable drag system is the greatest for fighting fish. Very smooth operating and well built.
Date published: 2015-05-14
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