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Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? #3756406 07/30/09 06:13 PM
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Anyone remember the old Ultra-Mag reels from ABU Garcia? Or am I the oldest member of this forum? 25+ years ago these were some of the original "magnetic brake" baitcasting reels. Light, bullet proof and you could buy one at Oshmans on sale for $29.95. I own Revos and Quantum Tours but I still have an Ultra-Mag Plus on a worm rod and love it. popcorn

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Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: 361V] #3758727 07/31/09 02:14 AM
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This post will age those who respond.I had the ultra mag 1 and 2. I still have one on a rod today. Very good reels.To me they still represent how good Garcia reels are made.Most reels are good for a while, but the ones that last are usually Garcia and Shimano.

Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: 361V] #3758756 07/31/09 02:18 AM
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I still have my 23 year old ABU Garcia amBASSadeur LITE graphite reel,made in Sweden. Now my wife of 19 years, bought it for me on my 22nd birthday, I still even have the orig. box and papers.

I am not sure about the reel but, I know the ABU Garcia Conolon BASS LITE rod came from Oshmans at Town East Mall. thumb


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Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: DRE Go Fish] #3758804 07/31/09 02:27 AM
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My grandfather still has a few Ultra Mag II's floating around. Tough reels for sure.



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Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: 361V] #3759108 07/31/09 03:50 AM
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I still have three of them in use, still work good, take them to southwest parts every couple of years for service.


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Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: knozzleman] #3759122 07/31/09 03:56 AM
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still have mine. got at k-mart

Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: 361V] #3759318 07/31/09 06:29 AM
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Im feeling younger already. They are smooth slick reels.

Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: 361V] #3759525 07/31/09 12:16 PM
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i still have one. i don't use it anymore, it's sitting on a shelf in my man room.....rick

Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: fishtoad] #3759730 07/31/09 01:30 PM
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I had three of them that I virtually wore out. Sent them in for repairs and was told they wouldn't repair them because of the age, but allowed me $69 trade in on each one of them for new reels.

Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: Texas Husker] #3759911 07/31/09 02:15 PM
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I've still got a couple, but I don't fish with them. Revo's are my workhorse reels now.


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Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: Texan Til I Die] #3760024 07/31/09 02:44 PM
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I've got a couple of Abu-Garcia XLT-521's that came with a LIFETIME WARRANTY.

They are still in excellent shape but don't have infinite anti-reverse at the handle.

I retired them to the box they came in after using them without failure for over 20 yrs.


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Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: fishmagnet] #3761586 07/31/09 08:38 PM
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I have ultra mag I & 2 and 521 they still work well after 20 years.
They still cast well with minimal care. I oil and grease them every several years.
I have big hands and I dont care for small reels.


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Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: BIGDOG1956] #3761667 07/31/09 08:56 PM
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I wish they would come back out with the extra spools, and the quick change side plate



Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: Lowly Net Boy] #3762248 07/31/09 11:18 PM
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Great cranking reels. I believe most if not all of them were "high speed" 5.3:1

Re: Remember ABU Garcia Ultra Mag's? [Re: Mike Zachary] #3764032 08/01/09 04:34 PM
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I still have a 521 that I just gave to my son in law. I have A Ambassaduer Royal that I have had for 25 years. I still use it for topwaters.



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