Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170 Spincast

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  • 3 ball bearings
  • Instant anti reverse bearing
  • Duragear™ brass gear
  • Aluminum diecast and machined body and front cone
  • Carbon Matrix™ drag system
  • Pre-spooled with Berkley Trilene XL
Modern technology and traditional dependability are the hallmarks of the all new Abumatic spincast reel family. We’ve upgraded drag on the 170 to our ultra- smooth Carbon Matrix™ drag system. An aluminum diecast front cone and machined body are engineered to withstand the test of time. The addition of an oscillating far-cast spool creates an easy-to-use, no-twist line system that comes pre-spooled with 12 lb. Berkley® Trilene® XL® monofilament fishing line.
Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170 Spincast
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  • MODEL # ABUM170
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    Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170 Spincast Zoom
    Reel Handle Position
    Gear Ratio
    Retrieve Rate
    25" | 64cm
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    Mono Capacity yd/lb
    Drag Material
    Max Drag lb
    10lb | 4.5kg
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    Reel Size
    Anti-Reverse Feature
    Instant Anti-Reverse

Product Reviews

Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170 Spincast is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 94.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have owned and used an Abumatic 70 since 1965 given wonderful service until I tore it down for a detailed cleaning upon reassembly I broke the antireverse. Bought a new 170 model in 1977 still use it in salt water or freshwater always works perfectly with just a little cleaning afterwards to keep it in top notch condition.Seldom use any other reel anymore, love them.bought a abumatic 270 for my wife at same time and have had no issues with it either.Do'nt know about new plastic model's seem cheap and delicate to me, will they stand up to large fish in my humble opinion not as well as the old models! Will use my 170 till I pass it on to one of my son's. Classic 170 is best fishing reel on market IMHO.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and Reliable. I bought an Abumatic 170 Spincast for my father in law, for fathers day. I have for a long time fished with a Abu Baitcast and wanted to get my father in law something nice to fish with. Since he was not comfortable fishing a Baitcast I thought I would try out the Abumatic 170 Spincast. He loves it and so do I, if he's not around I find my self picking it up and fishing it almost as often as my Abu Baitcasters. It made a great gift, just wish someone would buy me one now. I personally find Spincasters to typically be unreliable, but not the Abumatic 170 and thats why I think I fish it so often because I know its going to work when I pick it up.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well made reel I bought this awhile back. And up till then, i was a zebco man when it came to spin cast reels. The smooth casting can only be compared to riding in a Cadillac. The drag is easy to set and when there is a fish on THE DRAG DOES ITS JOB!!
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bullet proof!!!! I bought the Abumatic 170 spincast reel for my 6 year old son. he destroyed 3other spincast reels from other brands. I ave been fishing Abu Garcia reels for a very long time starting with the 4000 D, 5000, 6000C 1500,2500. Some of these reels are around 40+ years old and I still use them. I fish several days a week, in my boat and from shore at times (freshwater, Bass). So I knew the reel would hold up to his rough use. He is always telling everyone LOOK AT HOW FAR I CAST. He has caught numerous fish with the reel. Bass & Catfish! He loves it. When we arrive at a spot as I put down the trolling motor I will ask which rod&reel do you want and he always says I WANT MY RED REEL! I love the reel because it is tough and is dependable, I also have stopped buying reel to replace the ones he breaks.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Reliable Reel The Abu Matic spin cast reel has been around since I was a kid. It was my first reel back in the 1960's and I still have it today. Now that it is time to buy my grandchildren there first reel my choice is the current AbuMatic 170. They can cast it very well and fight fish easily. The reel is smooth with a good drag. Do yourself a favor and buy your kids or grandchildren a good reliable reel like the AbuMatic 170 and you will not regret it.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Bought two. Neither worked. One will not release line when the button is pushed. The other allows line to slip over the take up pins when a fish is on. Caused me to lose 3 large fish. 170 used to be my favorite fresh water reel for any size bass - not any more. I'm taking them back to Bass Pro for a refund.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't be fooled This is not your Grandpa's old spin caster. This reel does it all. I am a bass fisherman and this reel does a fantastic job in every way. Cast a mile. Excellent for crank baits,slow rolling spinner baits.When Miss piggy comes to play the drag system on this reel will handle her.The drag is smooth without any hiccups. I use this reel for pan fishing as well. This is an all around very versatile reel that is a super value. Features
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Less maintenance Bought this for the wife since she can't operate a spinning or bait casting reel. Other brands (brand Z) would spin the line in the reel and I'd have to change the line in her reel quite often. With the Abu Garcia I don't have to take out time from fishing to fix her rod all the time. On another note I have several Abu Garcia rods and reels and they are definitely my most fished and favorite. I rarely use anything else.
Date published: 2016-04-07
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