Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170 Spincast
- 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
Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170 Spincast
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MODEL # ABUM170$49.99View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRightGear Ratio3.9:1Retrieve Rate25" | 64cmBearing Count4Weight12.50Mono Capacity yd/lb140/12Drag MaterialCarbonMax Drag lb10lb | 4.5kgReel Spool MaterialAluminumReel Size170Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 170 Spincast is rated out of 5 by 98.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BJON72 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 Archon 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 RobertR75 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 1 out of 5 by Bummed from Pretty but terrible I purchased this with high hopes. It was great for the first 3 casts and then a loud scratching noise happened every time I would reel in. I took it back and got a new one just in case it was just that reel but nope...... same thing. I should have known on the second one because when I took it out of the box, it had obviously been returned as well. Now I'm on my 3rd trip back to bass pro. Geeeeze!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by Govenor from Disappointed. I bought this Fathers Day weekend for My Wife. When it arrived I changed the string and mounted it on a Rod. She went out and started casting and the Reel locked up. It was discovered that a pin feel out to retrieve the string. Sent the Reel back. Still waiting to Hear from them. Never got to use it. SAD............
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassmaster1738 from can catch big fish Strong ,reliable,gets the job done and has smooth casting
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by Amy Burchnell from Waste of money . Lost several fish I bought this last summer and very disappointed. The Abumatic 170 by the end of summer it would get hung up and not reel correctly in would cast correctly less then fifty percent of the time.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wellcraft from Tese reels are the standard of the industry. These reels are like the small block Chevy automotive engine. They have been making them for years with continual improvements and are nearly bullet proof. Not the cheapest on the market but probably the lowest total cost of ownership.
Date published: 2016-09-14