Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 476i Spincast
- Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
- Ultra-smooth spool drag system
- Titanium nitride line guide
- Dual rotating swing-arm pick-up pins
Abu Garcia® Abumatic® 476i Spincast is rated out of 5 by 38.
Rated 1 out of 5 by GGFishing from ABU 476i: Poorly made reel for the price I have been using Abu Garcia for decades especially the "Bait Casters". I bought this particular type of reel last year because I thought it would be a great starter reel for my son. Since the first use, we have had nothing but problems with it. First it would hang during casting, then the drag wouldn't adjust, and the line wraped up behind spool. After some cleaning and a fresh line change the reel performed OK and my son was able to use it for a short time until the "Thumb Press" broke where it hinged inside the reel housing. For what I paid for this reel I think it should've been made of better quality. The "Thumb Press" should have been made out of a stronger material.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by drumr8 from ag 476I - 3 kayak TRIPS AND broken I did alot of research and for the money the AG 476i fit the bill of my need to bass fish out of my kayak - the ease of a spincast rod is what i use - The 476i was great the first two trips out and wa just the ticket for landing 3 - 5 pound black bass - theis last week I took it and hooked a 2 pounder and the gears started slipping - thinking it was just tighting the reel crank - i adjusted but the problem continued - i took it home on teh work bench and took it apart finding nothing wrong with the main gear system - so it has to be internal somewhere -I called a local reel repair shop and they said no that reel is disposable it would cost more to fix than replace -- well darn - for $40.00+ dollars for a fishing reel I expected more - so sad - buy something else - K
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from good reel when purchased, but does not hold up in salt water use. i currently own 8 ambassadeur reels and have fished them continuously for 15 years in salt/brackish water usage with no problems. So, naturally, I figured that a QUALITY(at least as far as price was concerned) spincast ABU reel for my wife to use would be great. The 476i seemed like a good reel when we purchased it, and it casted and retrieved well. After about three or four trips, though, it started hanging up when it was being cast. Upon looking at the retrieval spool, I noticed that the spool was made of poor quality plated carbon steel and was beginning to pit on the edges where the line passed around it while casting. This causes the line to "catch" in the corrosion pits, greatly reducing the casting distance. i have kept up with the reel, doing routine maintenance on it, but the corrosion occured anyway. Very dissapointing.........
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by willieralph from Sorry Garcia this ones not that good well I fish a lot. I purchased this real for windy days and its name sake ( I own 3 other reels of Garcia) this is a great reel but after 2months of use the line the line catch on the spool front fell apart. so when button is depressed the line just unspools. where can I get new parts? this reel is useless I threw it in my scrap reel drawer for parts but I'd like to fix it its really a good reel.
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by J from good reel but lacks durability I have owned this reel for about three years and it has performed good until the last few trips. The Reel seems to be making some odd noies under load and is not as smooth as it once was, the drag button also feels funny. It needs to be repaired but I am afraid it would cost more than the reel is worth. I take good care of my equipment so it is disappointing to have problems this soon.
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Poorly constructed I never normally write reviews on good or bad, however this reel broke on the fourth cast. I've tried to fix it and when taking the reel to pieces realised how poorly and flimsily constructed it was. I'm not risking it breaking on me again on the rare times I get to go fishing, so have just binned the item and just put it down to bad luck on my part for choosing this reel.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by Steve from Disposable For the last 4 years, I've bought my wife one of Garcia's reels including this one. Doesn't matter which one or how expensive, Each was good for one year only.I found a shop to rebuild them, but the cost was as much as the reels. Last year, I bought her a Zebco Omega. Still going strong as new, & she uses it almost daily. What happened to the Garcis quality?
Date published: 2012-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by John65 from Poor engineering/flimsy parts My 476i is out of warranty but I think a $40 reel ought to last and work better than a $30 reel of the same style. (A.) The hinge pins on the pushbutton are thin plastic and break off at where they connect to the button housing. I contacted customer service and ordered 5 spare pushbuttons. I have one left and when that one is gone, the whole things going into the garbage. (B.) For whatever reason, this reel twists the line so much that eventually it catches inside the reel. I know this is a problem with all spincasts since I have been fishing with them all my life and I am 65 years old. However, I have never encountered this much of a problem. When I noticed the roller sleeves on the line pick-up pins I felt that this was an improvement over other brands of spincasts, but maybe not. (C.) I also have lost several fish ranging from one to three lbs. when the line slipped off the pick-up pins while I was fighting the fish. WHAT'S THAT ABOUT! In Conclusion: I've never written a review on anything before but I felt I had to let your engineers know about the shortcoming of your product. Fix the problems I have described and I think you will have an excellent reel that I would indeed purchase again. It is a good looking reel with all metal housing, thus the one star rating. Meanwhile, I'm going back to ZEBCO.
Date published: 2015-05-11
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