Rated 5 out of 5 by Jwestkid Cheap reel for great quality
I bought this primarily for my ugly stik and it works great. I use this reel for trout fishing but it could be used for any fresh water fish. I really like it and recommend it for anyone. With 6 ball bearings it makes it reel real smooth.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pabuckmaster Amazing
Have two of them and there both perfect!! Very smooth!
January 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by salmonslayer 922 waste of line,money,and time
It was a waste of money every time i casted it would birds nest my line it terrible i'm better of going with shakes spear please listen to my review don't waste your money please
November 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by allen Mediocre.
I'm a big time Abu Garcia fan, but this reel was mediocre at best. Bought it about a month ago and I'm already replacing it. Has a very "plastic-ie" feel to it. The arm that connects the reel seat to the main body of the reel and crank bend (more like twist) when fighting big fish. And when they say this is a freshwater reel, they mean it. Fished two times in saltwater and the main shaft started building up rust (yes, i wash my equipment when im done saltwater fishing). The shiny (i guess you can call it [wanna-be] chrome) parts already started flaking off on the bottom and the bail arms. It does have a smooth drag and good brake system, but that's really the only upside to this reel. Maybe if you're fishing for blue gills, bream, etc, it can get the job done.However, i won't give this reel a poor rating because i suppose its not really the right reel for the situation.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by billlo Great product Abu Garcia SX
Abu Garcia makes a good prooduct. Smooth reeling, long casting, and effortless. Almost as good as Pfleuger reels. Equal to reels costing 2 to 3 times as much. I have several of these reels and they all perform well. Great buy for the money.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KSUfisherman Good reel
When I went to Dick's and decided to buy a rod, I knew exactly what I wanted. My dad has a similar Abu Garcia reel and I preforms very well. I wasn't disappointed, It works very well, I even caught a 20' wiper with it in the rapids, and it worked flawlessly.
August 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frank Excellent UL reel
Abu Garcia continues to put out a great reel at a great price, made very well as all Cardinal series Spinning Reels.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jamie awesome reel
Great product and a great value. Reel has worked flawlessly and has a very smooth drag. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this reel to anyone.....
August 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nightshark69 Cheap
Really a plastic, cheapo reconstruct from art deco. I threw in the lake after about ten costs. Not like the old steel Abu Garcias.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelly Reel
Great reel so far. Had no problems in many different fishing trips.
July 23, 2013