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Abu Garcia Cardinal SX Spinning Reels

Abu Garcia Cardinal SX Spinning Reels - Dick's Sporting Goods
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  • Interchangeable
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  • 20
  • 5
  • 30
  • 40
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Product Information:

The Abu Garcia® Cardinal® SX Spinning Reel is designed to perform season after season. With 5 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing, this reel has a smooth retrieve and a lightweight graphite body and rotor that are easy to handle. The machined aluminum spool provides extra power without added weight, and the slow oscillation provides even line lay for all types of line.

  • Freshwater spinning reel
  • 5 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing allow for smooth operation
  • Lightweight graphite body and rotor are easy to handle
  • Machined aluminum spool provides strength without added weight
  • Everlast™ bail system for added durability
  • Slow oscillation provides even line lay for all types of line
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Interchangeable: 5
  • Model: CARDSX5
  • Gear Ratio: 5.2:1
  • Mono Line Capacity (yd/lb): 100/4
  • Braided Line Capacity (yd/lb): 160/4
  • Max Drag: 6 lbs
  • Inches per Turn: 20.5"
  • Retrieve: Interchangeable
  • Weight: 6.4 oz

Interchangeable: 10
  • Model: CARDSX10
  • Gear Ratio: 5.2:1
  • Mono Line Capacity (yd/lb): 110/6
  • Braided Line Capacity (yd/lb): 150/6
  • Max Drag: 6 lbs
  • Inches per Turn: 21"
  • Retrieve: Interchangeable
  • Weight: 6.9 oz

Interchangeable: 20
  • Model: CARDSX20
  • Gear Ratio: 5.1:1
  • Mono Line Capacity (yd/lb): 130/8
  • Braided Line Capacity (yd/lb): 190/8
  • Max Drag: 14 lbs
  • Inches per Turn: 27"
  • Retrieve: Interchangeable
  • Weight: 8.8 oz

Interchangeable: 30
  • Model: CARDSX30
  • Gear Ratio: 5.1:1
  • Mono Line Capacity (yd/lb): 175/8
  • Braided Line Capacity (yd/lb): 180/10
  • Max Drag: 14 lbs
  • Inches per Turn: 29"
  • Retrieve: Interchangeable
  • Weight: 9.2 oz

Interchangeable: 40
  • Model: CARDSX40
  • Gear Ratio: 5.1:1
  • Mono Line Capacity (yd/lb): 180/12
  • Braided Line Capacity (yd/lb): 210/14
  • Max Drag: 14 lbs
  • Inches per Turn: 29"
  • Retrieve: Interchangeable
  • Weight: 9.7 oz
Country of Origin: China
Web ID: 17108376

Customer Reviews:

Abu Garcia Cardinal SX Spinning Reels 4.3 5 45 45
Very Good Reel This pole is very good.Drag sets very nice have a nice clicking sound when fish is on i use 50lb braid work and cast very good February 4, 2015
Overall excellent reel I've had the SX40 for over a year and it hasn't failed me yet. I loaded it with 20 lb braid and paired it with an ugly stick inter-coastal rod rated 8-17 lb. I use it primarily for saltwater even though it's a freshwater reel. I landed a 42 inch snook and a monster 36 lb jack in haulover, miami last weekend on this reel. The price is phenomenal, especially compared to a lot of other reels that can compare. This reel can honestly compare to the performance of the Penn Battle and Battle II reels (I have every size Penn Battle, except the 8000), granted this reel is freshwater. It has great cast ability and a real smooth action. Drags not bad either. 14 lbs is plenty especially for this size reel. If you use this reel for saltwater, load some braid anywhere from 8-20lbs and don't forget to wash it with freshwater since it doesn't have a seal ball bearing system. If your budgets a little tight and your looking for a quality reel that will get the job done, this is the reel of choice. January 19, 2015
Top Performer I use this reel for ice fishing. Has always performed well no matter what the conditions. November 29, 2014
Great Love it. Nice reel. Caught a lot of big fish. Would definitely go purchase another one November 11, 2014
Not happy with this reel good reel, however the line gets caught on a tab on the spool when casting. Very unhappy with this unit. October 9, 2014
Not as good as the one I replaced I bought this reel to replace an Abu Garcia spinning reel that I purchased 25 years ago. This reel is not as smooth, is making a brushing noise and is awkward casting. September 30, 2014
Abu garcia SX reel I was needing a reel for a rod I had an picked up this Abu Garcia. It's a great reel for the price! September 23, 2014
Great reel I purchased a Garcia spinning reel in 1965 and am still using it today. It is showing some wear however, so I bought this Abu Garcia. I love it. The action is smooth as silk and I love the instant anti-reverse. September 16, 2014
Amazing reel I have had my Cardinal reel for a good while now and I love it, its my go to reel for anything and can take a hit ive dropped it on land and water and it works just fine.Its even great for saltwater fishing. but I use mine with 14 pound nano fil line. it cast so smooth and far and retrieve so smooth. I love it I deffinetly going to get another one soon maybe bigger I have the small one. But I deffinetly recommend this reel to anyone. September 15, 2014
good bang for your buck Handles braid well.good drag and a smooth retrieve. Only issue is the handle works itself a little loose. Not bad but need to check on it occasionally. Ive owned over half a dozen Abu spinning reels, all under the 40 dollar range. This one may be the best one yet. Cant stop fishing, wont stop fishing ! August 16, 2014
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