Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500LC

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500LC

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500LC reviews:

4.6
4.6 rating
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)
Excellent: 60%
Very good: 40%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500LC Line Counter reel features the Abu Garcia Carbon Matrix Drag system.

The palm-able Line Counter fishing reel features our synchronized levelwind system as well as the smooth pulling Carbon Matrix™ drag system. Each reel is constructed with three shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a corrosion resistant instant anti-reverse bearing for solid hook sets. The mechanical line counter measures feet line as it pulls out for extreme trolling and/or downrigging accuracy.

Abu-Garcia’s legendary Ambassadeur family of high-performance reels now includes this line counter reel engineered to tackle a wide range of trolling applications. The highly accurate and easy-to-read linecounter displays how much line you have out in feet. Plus a line-out alarm informs you when line is being peeled from the reel. The Carbon Matrix drag provides a wide range of settings with ultrasmooth drag performance. Also includes Abu Garcia’s six-pin centrifugal braking system. Two ball bearings and one roller bearing. Reel has a gear ratio of 5.3:1 and holds 205 yards of 12-lb. test.

These ultra-smooth and accurate Ambassadeur® Line Counter Reels from Abu Garcia® are built for trolling and tangling with the big boys. Featuring a palmable line counter that counts in feet and a line-out system to alert you when your line is being stripped, these Ambassadeur Line Counter Reels are equipped with an aluminum spool, two stainless steel ball bearing plus a corrosion resistant instant anti-reverse bearing and Abu Garcia’s Carbon Matrix drag™ system. Model 6500LC is outfitted with a power handle to maximize your cranking power.

– 2 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
– Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
– Power handle
– Counts in feet
– Line out alarm

GEAR RATIO: 5.3:1
RETRIEVE RATE: 25.5″ | 65cm
BEARING COUNT: 3
WEIGHT: 11.30


Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500LC FAQ’s:

What material is the frame and side plates made of?

This is a metal frame along with metal side plates.

Are these c3 reels made in Sweden not China?

This reel is made in Sweden.


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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500LC Reviews:

Best Light Trolling Reel for the $$$

5.0 rating

I have 4 of the 5500LC I use trolling for trout and lake salmon. I also have a 6500LC for big salmon and steelhead. I troll with them all the time and they are the talk of the boat, whether on my boat or when fishing with others. They a worry free, accurate, smooth, quiet, and very adjustable. The clicker/line counter combo is fantastic for beginners and novices since they can get a consistent distance and I know when fish are pulling drag or close to the boat. Others I fish with have Diawas and Okumas, which are OK, but I prefer my Abu Garcia reels. If you are trolling, spend the extra few $$ and get the line counters.

Just Right

4.0 rating

I need a reel that allows repeatable line release and is not too heavy as I wish to hold it while trolling. This reel is small enough with an excellent drag. Keep in mind that this reel will holds over 200 yards of 10-20 lb superbraid which is more than enough line for any trolling on freshwater lakes.
I have filled this reel with 20 lb Suffix 832 and it holds over 300 yards! The line counter reset seems a bit sticky so I gave it four stars.

Love the Abu C3's

5.0 rating

I love the C3 Abu Garcia reels. I now have 10 of them and they have caught everything from kokanee to sturgeon. Great drags and easy to work on. Just remember the C3’s are not the same as the S models. The C3’s are made in Sweden and the S models are made in China.
This is a great little line counter reel that will make a great trout reel but spooled up with braid it would work great trolling for salmon too. Honestly if I were going to do that I would go with the 6500 though.

99% flawless reel

4.0 rating

Absolutely love these reels. They are bulletproof yet smooth and compact as can be. Excellent for walleye and salmon fishing. Only problem I found with the reels is the material they use to make the drive shafts. My customers tend to pull on the handle as well as the rod when pumping back on a fish instead of just pulling back on the rod. After a lot of use the brass threads seam to strip a little and the handle starts to become loose and cannot be tightened. They are used a lot in my business. I own 16 of them and I think I still have the very first one I started using when they first came out. You will not be disappointed with these reels. If you’re going to use them for both species, I suggest the larger of the 2.

line counter is so helpful

5.0 rating

I need to know depths of water where I got a bite and the line counter will show me exactly where! great device


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