Abu Garcia® Cardinal® STX Spinning
- 6 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
- Lightweight graphite body and rotor
- Machined aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight
- Everlast™ bail system for improved durability
- Slow Oscillation provides even line lay with all types of line
Abu Garcia® Cardinal® STX Spinning is rated out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kmart from Reliabilty every cast. Ive had two of these reels in two years. My son and daughters all use my equipment. You can pick these two reels up at any time after camping or a week of hard river fishing and not even question if they will perform. My children arent the easiest on my fishing equipment at all but the rugged build handles all they theow at them and still perform.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brad58 from Flawless I've had the STX 30 for about a month. Purchased brand new, so far I've caught 7 20" large mouth bass amd everyone fought hard. Handful of rock bass, 2 20" walleye, and three silver bass... So far this reel has been absolutely flawless. Paired with 7' boocoo pole, get nothing but compliments with this rig. Would highly recommend in this price range.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by fishermanmike from Broken bail I've used this reel for just a year, I was satisfied with the reel until one day the plastic piece connected to the bale broke. Most of the reel is made of metal except the piece that connects the bale to the reel. I have always used Abu and will probably continue to do so. I would like to replace the broken piece, but have not been able to locate the piece. I gave 3 stars because when it was working it got the job done. If that one plastic piece wouldn't have broke its overall rating is 4.5/5 stars.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donovan from Big Bang for Your Buck! I really like this reel. It is smooth, relatively light, and it looks cool. I have been able to fish this reel over 5 times (day long trips) and I can say that I am impressed. For $30 you can't go wrong. The smooth drag aloud me to land a 5 pound 2 oz largemouth with ease. I've always used more expensive Abu Garcia reels but this small cheap reel has proven fit for me. I love using it on my 6'6'' Veritas for shaky head and wacky rig fishing. Overall a great reel for the price. I would highly recommend this to anyone from the novice angler to the professional
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Broncoman367 from Smooth Well worth every penny you spend. It may be a little smaller reel but it has a ton of power being it. Reeling in a 6lbs bass was a breeze with this bad girl. Since my first cardinal purchase I've bought 2 more and have been happy with every single one. I would recommend to anyone!
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kwhelchel from DO NOT BUY!!! I purchased this reel in June of 2014. The bail arm broke as I was getting it ready to fish for the first time. I was sent a new one. Fished a hand full of times over the summer when the bail arm on it broke as I was reeling in an approx. 8 lb bass. Was sent a third one and on my second time using it the bail arm broke on it. I would say that this model is an poor design. Will be asking for a refund on this and purchasing something different.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by Harvey2 from bail system broke. I bought this product for myself. The second time I used it the plastic part holding the bail wire broke. Not sure of the problem but I have read similar reports of this problem.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by MudBanker from Gutsy #5 Received a #5 as a Christmas gift. What a gift! I have 4# test on it with an Ugly Stix Elite 6 & 1/2 ft. ultra lite rod. Have caught many river smallies & rock bass. Caught a 3 lb. smallie today & was a blast! This reel is a very smooth and strong performer. I cant imagine needing anything more from this ultra light, ultra gutsy reel!
Date published: 2016-05-11
Abu Garcia® Cardinal® STX Spinning
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MODEL # CARD STX5$49.99View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRight/LeftGear Ratio5.2:1Retrieve Rate20.5" | 52cmBearing Count7Weight6.40Braid Capacity yd/lb160/4Mono Capacity yd/lb190/2 100/4 80/6Drag MaterialOil FeltMax Drag lb6lb | 2.7kgReel Size5Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # CARD STX10$49.99View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRight/LeftGear Ratio5.2:1Retrieve Rate21" | 53cmBearing Count7Weight6.90Braid Capacity yd/lb150/6Mono Capacity yd/lb140/4 110/6 80/8Drag MaterialOil FeltMax Drag lb6lb | 2.7kgReel Size10Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # CARD STX20$49.99View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRight/LeftGear Ratio5.1:1Retrieve Rate27" | 69cmBearing Count7Weight8.90Braid Capacity yd/lb190/8Mono Capacity yd/lb185/6 130/8 110/10Drag MaterialOil FeltMax Drag lb14lb | 6.3kgReel Size20Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # CARD STX30$49.99View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRight/LeftGear Ratio5.1:1Retrieve Rate29" | 74cmBearing Count7Weight9.20Braid Capacity yd/lb180/10Mono Capacity yd/lb225/6 175/8 140/10Drag MaterialOil FeltMax Drag lb14lb | 6.3kgReel Size30Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # CARD STX40$49.99View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRight/LeftGear Ratio5.1:1Retrieve Rate29" | 74cmBearing Count7Weight9.70Braid Capacity yd/lb210/14Mono Capacity yd/lb210/10 180/12 150/14Drag MaterialOil FeltMax Drag lb14lb | 6.3kgReel Size40Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse