Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Baitcasting Reels

Fantastic reel!

There are many types of Baitcasting Reels but there is only one that I really consider to be classed as being the best, the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur’s. Many people will disagree with me on this but I have owned an Abu Ambassadeur 7000 for many years now and not once has it ever let me down. I was a youngster when I bought this fabulous reel and did odd jobs to save the money to buy it.
I remember being told that if you look

after the reel and keep it clean and oiled it would last my lifetime. More than thirty years later it’s still going strong.
Okay that does make me rather biased towards these reels but I am not the only one who loves these Baitcasting Reels.
I do own other types of fishing reels but they all have their place and it does depend on what type of fishing I am doing.
This reel the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6500C3 is a very nice reel and one I would readily add to my collection.


  • Gear ratio: 5.3:1
  • Inches per turn: 25.5
  • Retrieve speed: Standard
  • Spool capacity (mono): 14 pounds/245 yards
  • Spool capacity (braid): 30 pounds/330 yards
  • Hand retrieve: Right
  • Max drag: 15 pounds
  • Weight: 11.3 ounces

One of the best-selling baitcast reels of all time, the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 round reel is valued throughout the world for its durable construction and smooth performance. Round baitcast reels incorporate a free spool baitcast design that allows for superior accuracy and long-distance casting. The design helps you fish with confidence, knowing you have a stainless-steel roller bearing to deliver instant anti-reverse hook-setting power. The C3 also includes such features as an ultra-smooth Carbon Matrix drag system; a 5.3:1 gear ratio; a chemical nickel-coated level-wind system; and a six-pin centrifugal brake. This version of the C3 offers a right-handed retrieve.

The Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6500C3 is another glorious reel which will last a lifetime if looked after and will never fail you.

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