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Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels

Some of the best selling reels of all time and for good reason Unrelenting power and premium performance Carbon Matrix Drag™ System Six-pin centrifugal brake Three-bearing system with Instant Anti-Reverse™ A true classic, reinvented with a smoother drag, stronger gearing, and 6-pin centrifugal cast control!Abu Garcia’s Ambassadeur C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels are some of the best selling reels of all time and for good reason. The Ambassadeur C3 Reels offer unrelenting power, premium performance and a super smooth Carbon Matrix Drag™ System which gives anglers the confidence of knowing their Ambassadeur will work harder than any fish they catch. The Ambassadeur C3 comes standard with a six pin centrifugal brake, chemical nickel coated levelwind system and a 3-bearing system with Instant Anti-Reverse™ for solid hooksetting power. Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
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Questions & Answers for Abu Garcia Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels

Question

Are these(6500) made in Sweden or China?

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
by
fordranger
 - NC
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
They are still made in Sweden
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
CatfishFool
 - New Mexico
answer 2
sweden
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
jhsdfgsf
 - Texas
Question

2 questions on line (about mono and braid)

1) Re: Mono - I've read you can spool this with 20 ilb mono, does anyone know how much of it it can hold in yards?

2) Re: Braid - Is there a limit (in ilbs) for the amount of braid you can use for this reel?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
by
nmigliore
 - NJ
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
I would look at Ugly sticks. I use them with my 5500,5600's for Pike and Musky. Great feel and BACK BONE.
As far as braid.
It would depend on what model. I think 5500's and up will take 80 lb and over. Braid is much smaller than mono. Line makers list what the line is equivalent to. Example 30lb braid is equal to 6-8 lb mono. Check line maker. May vary. You can get extremely large LB. test lines on these reels. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
dave0943
 - Iron Mountain, MI
answer 2
I just put 80 lb test braid (spectra) over just enough mono backing to cover the spool and was able to put 100 yards on the 6500. The 80 lb braid says it is the same diameter as 18 lb mono so I would assume you'd get slightly less than 100 yards of 20 pound mono on it.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
jjwiesner
 - Bloomington, IL
Question

What exactly is a bait clicker?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
A bait clicker is a button that you press to make the reel go into free spool.
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answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
tahoefisher
 - Lake Tahoe, CA
answer 2
a bait clicker is a clicking noise that come the reel and lets you know that you got a fish biting your bait
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answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
catfisherman1
 - Papillion NE
Question

good catfish rod for the 4601 and 5501

i have been looking for a good catfish rod but there is so many rods to choose from any help(not an ugly stick,unless they came out with a 12' med. action rod)
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
by
catfisherman1
 - Papillion NE
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
I also have "Catfished" all over from Fl. to Tn. including the "steam plants" and power plant spill ways etc. and have hooked into some pritty big cat's too.Try this if your looking for a solid rod for BIG fish, look in the Pro shop's salt water book's too there are lots of fishing items for big fish that are over looked because freshwater fishermen don't look in saltwater books....Happy fishing.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
LLLRanch
 - South Florida
answer 2
I personally fish for carp w/ a c3 on an all star m/h 8ft rod. Its $100.00, so its not a huge investment if you will use it. I prefer all star because they are very sensitive.
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answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
tahoefisher
 - Lake Tahoe, CA
Question

does the 5500 and 5501 have bait clickers like the classic c3's did because i realy need to pay attention more often?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
by
catfisherman1
 - Papillion NE
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
no. they have it on the far left side, a little piece of metel. its weird.
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answered 4 years, 7 months ago
by
tahoefisher
 - Lake Tahoe, CA
answer 2
mine doesn't
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
mbosh1980
 - mississauga on
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Good casting reel??

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
alan2526
 - Albuquerque
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
These reels cast with the high priced reels. The only difference is the profile. They cast great and the drag hold up excellent
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
dave0943
 - Iron Mountain, MI
answer 2
Heavy but can cast a mile. Even with 50lb braid. I would recommend this for heavy cover fishing. Have a nice light reel handy for when you get tired.Also Backlashed less than my black max.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Goatar
 - Lakeland , Fl
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Saltwater Fishing?

Are these reels saltwater corrosion resistant?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Sharkman
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
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answer 1
NO,. They do well if you rinse out after the days fishing and keep it lubed. Great reel for fresh and Salt with proper maintenance.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
dave0943
 - Iron Mountain, MI
answer 2
Only if you wash them in luke warm water after a day of fishing at the coast. Otherwise they will cause pits in your metal casing and spool. Wd-40 or corrosion-X works wonders for wiping down your reels after washing and maintains a coat of protection.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
h2o41
 - Toledo Bend , La
Question

what is the max drag

on the 6501 how high is the drag
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Scottmac12
 - MA
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
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answer 1
probably 12 max. but the drag system on Abu's are fantastic.
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Johnathan
 - Dinwiddie, VA
answer 2
The max drag on 6501 is 15 lbs. Thank you!
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answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
BPSResource1
 - Springfield, MO
Question

brass or plastic gears?

I want to know if i need to worry about big saltwater fish destroying the gearing, or having it slip and bend. thanks
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
by
jhsdfgsf
 - Texas
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
Brass and plastic, this will hold fish 50lbs easy.
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answered 4 years, 6 months ago
by
tahoefisher
 - Lake Tahoe, CA
answer 2
The only problem I have discovered is exceeding the line weight for the reel. You will find more wear on the pawl as it grinds against the carriage as your line spools on. Grease lube helps in the friction but does hinder your throwing ability. Biggest thing is not exceed your drag to max. Big fish just have to be played out.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
h2o41
 - Toledo Bend , La
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Does this reel have a bait clicker on it?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
by
meerkat
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
The 4600 does not have the clicker. But the 6500 side cover assembly that has the clicker can be had for around 25 dollars and will bolt right on.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
CarpBait
 - Arlington, TX.
answer 2
only on the 6500 and 6501
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answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
jhsdfgsf
 - Texas
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