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#11253386 - 11/29/15 10:51 PM Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad?
Landon Frazier Offline
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Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 24
Found one of these on amazon.com for 60$. Most of the reviews say it's great but there are 5 or 6 that say it fell apart and is complete [censored]. Does anyone have one of these to verify? It is not the Swedish make unfortunately, it's Chinese. I don't want to get the pro rocket (Swedish) because its 80 more.

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#11253398 - 11/29/15 10:59 PM Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad? [Re: Landon Frazier]
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Steer clear....spend the xtra money on the C3
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#11253475 - 11/30/15 03:04 AM Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad? [Re: Landon Frazier]
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Loc: Red Oak
Bad!!
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#11253483 - 11/30/15 04:54 AM Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad? [Re: turbofred]
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Originally Posted By: Salsa®
Steer clear....spend the xtra money on the C3

Originally Posted By: turbofred
Bad!!

I know you are kinda new here-but these two know what they are talking about-
I would Trust them-


Edited by steveiam (11/30/15 04:56 AM)
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#11255496 - 11/30/15 10:11 PM Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad? [Re: Landon Frazier]
jjason Offline
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Registered: 05/19/09
Posts: 417
Loc: Garland Tx
junk on big fish.. or hard use on eaters..

Like said above 6500s or 6000s fact. reconditioned or new.

and the problem isn't china, its that abu made a cheap design that could be made cheap in china...


sounds like a metaphor.... but the truth...

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#11255790 - 12/01/15 07:34 AM Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad? [Re: Landon Frazier]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
They make a good throwline weight. The drag went south on the ones I had and the gears did not engage sometimes.
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#11256853 - 12/01/15 05:39 PM Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad? [Re: Landon Frazier]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 124
Loc: WilCo
You can get used 6500C3's for $60 delivered from ebay if you don't get in a hurry and bid smart. Older 6500 or 6000's for $50 or less.

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#11257052 - 12/01/15 07:24 PM Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad? [Re: Landon Frazier]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Ebay is a good source, but use the photos to your advantage. Look them over closely. A listing with out of focus pics indicates to me that the seller doesn't want you to see something. I picked up a 6500 for around $50 in excellent condition. The C3s are the go to reels for a lot of the North Texas big cat guys. The C4s are also good witht he only difference being they have one more bearing. I'm not sure the extra bearing is worth the additional price. FWIW, the new C3s and C4s have been upgraded to have an extra bearing so the new C3 is the same as the old C4. Look for made in Sweden and you won't go wrong.
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#11257915 - 12/02/15 09:34 AM Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Reel AMBS-6500- Good or Bad? [Re: Landon Frazier]
JonBoater Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
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The C4 are also a faster retrieve than the C3.
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