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
June 12, 2014
Disappointed in Longevity of Product
The reel worked fine for about 1/2 a year and now it refuses to wind the line back onto the spool. We are disappointed in the performance of the product. We bought it as an upgrade from a lesser priced closed face reel, however it has not performed up to expectations.
May 5, 2014
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.........
October 22, 2013
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.
September 5, 2013