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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

Do I have to take the reel apart to clean it?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
nito
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
no more than any other. Washing it under the faucet with warm soapy water will take care of most of it. This reel is easy to disassemble and put back together. Get you some cue tips and some alcohol and you're set.
Top 100 Contributor
Top 100 Contributor
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
TableRock55
 - Shell Knob, MO
answer 2
Yes. It's not hard though. Just take the sideplate off and clean then lightly oil according the manuals instructions. I recommend relubing after every use. Especially if you're fishing in Salwater.
Top 500 Contributor
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
loves2bassfish
 - Georgia
Question

Does the 6500 C3 have a bait clicker?

asked 5 years ago
by
Trapper911
 - Wisconsin
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
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answer 1
yes it does and it is annoying but loud
Top 50 Contributor
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answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
catfisherman1
 - Papillion NE
answer 2
Yes it does and it works very well. I use it when trolling for stripers.
answered 5 years ago
by
CMAlabama
 - Madison, AL
Question

I want to use one of these for catfish, but i want a bait clicker as well. Which of the sizes have the clicker?

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
by
saros
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
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answer 1
the 6500 6501 and 7000c3i
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answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
catfisherman1
 - Papillion NE
answer 2
The 6500C3 has a clicker. It works well for stripers.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
RoyP
 - Lake Strom Thurmond
Question

is this good for large mouth bass?

i am looking for a new reel
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
by
bassmast3r23
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
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answer 1
i don't bass fish much maybe once a year but i use 4601
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
catfisherman1
 - Papillion NE
answer 2
it will handle largemouth great. I have a 5500 and used it almost every day.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
fishxpert
 - orlando, florida
Question

can i use 17lb. test on here if so how much

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
by
blitz
 - richmond
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
depends on the model the 5500 and 5501 can hold 160 yards while 6500 6501 hold 230 yards
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
catfisherman1
 - Papillion NE
answer 2
I use 17 pound test line on my 6500 C3. I'm not sure how much it will hold, but it is a lot - all I ever need for largemouth and stripers. If you are really concerned about getting a lot of line on the reel, you can use braided line - it has a much smaller diameter.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
RoyP
 - Lake Strom Thurmond
Question

What exactly is a bait clicker?

asked 4 years, 2 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.
Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 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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Top 250 Contributor
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
tahoefisher
 - Lake Tahoe, CA
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does the 5500 and 5501 have bait clickers like the classic c3's did because i realy need to pay attention more often?

asked 4 years, 2 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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Top 250 Contributor
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
tahoefisher
 - Lake Tahoe, CA
answer 2
mine doesn't
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
mbosh1980
 - mississauga on
Question

Good casting reel??

asked 4 years 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
Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
answered 3 years, 6 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 4 years ago
by
Goatar
 - Lakeland , Fl
Question

Saltwater Fishing?

Are these reels saltwater corrosion resistant?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Sharkman
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® C3 Classic Round Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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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.
Top 1000 Contributor
Top 1000 Contributor
answered 3 years, 6 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 3 years, 10 months ago
by
h2o41
 - Toledo Bend , La
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