Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Baitcasting Reel

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C3 Baitcasting Reel is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 147.
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New for 2014, the Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur C3 Baitcasting Reel has been given a sleek new look and upgraded features for unbelievable and reliable performance. The Carbon Matrix® drag system delivers an ultra-smooth and consistent drag pressure, and the 6 pin centrifugal brake allows for more fine-tuned brake control. The Abu Garcia® C3 reel is a workhorse of a reel that can handle versatile techniques and a variety of fish.


  • New for 2014 C3 round baitcasting reels have been upgraded with new styling and performance
  • 3 Stainless steel ball bearings + roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides ultra-smooth, consistent drag pressure
  • Compact bent handle and star for a more ergonomic design
  • 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure for better brake control
  • Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability
  • Made in Sweden
  • Abu Garcia
  • Brand: Abu Garcia
  • Country of Origin: United States of America or Imported


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ModelRetrieveReel SizeGear RatioBearingsMono Capacity (yd./lb.)Braid Capacity (yd./lb.)Max Drag (lb.)Line Retrieve (in.)Weight (oz.)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6501 C3 Excellent equipment I own 2 6501 C3's, I've had them since around 1998. I bought them when I got into musky fishing and other reels didnt cut it. I had a Shakespere bait cast reel that locked up within a week of using it and shimano that just didnt handle the torque that musky baits put on a reel and the brake consistency wasn't very dependable. So I spent the money on the C3's and they are still working fine today with only simple maintenence of cleaning and oiling. Whether I'm fishing a jerk bait or bucktail my C3's are always up to the task. I also do alot of night musky fishing and it's nice knowing I have a dependable reel in my hands Great reel. I love mine.
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best gifts ever! When i digged into my gift bag, I was smiling from ear to ear upon pulling out the 5500 series reel. When I was finally able to get on the water and use it, I was highly satisfied with its feel and performance. I did have a few backlashes, but that was on my account due to my inexperience in baitcast reels. I was able to hook up some nice sized red and black drum on it, and the C3 handled them like a pro! The only downside, for me at least, is that I wish it had a clicker on it so I wouldn't have to be staring at the rod to see if it hooked up on something. All in all this is my first ABU product and certainly won't be the last!
Date published: 2011-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6500 C3 Hands down the best reel I have used for Musky Fishing When I learned how to fish for the elusive esox (Musky), one of the first things I was taught, is that I needed to have quality equipment if I expect to land any fish. The combo I was recommended was a St Croix MH(Medium Heavy) rod, with an Abu Garcia 5500 Reel for its smooth casting ability to assist in launching and landing a lure precisely where I want it. And this combination allowed me to do just that. Since my early days, I have chosen to upgrade my equipment to a St Croix MH rod, with my new favorite reel, the Ambassador 6500 C3.. I have had this reel for about 15 years now, and will never choose another reel.Abu has proved itself to me time and again.
Date published: 2011-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from never fails to amaze me I have own the 6500c3 for almost 2yrs now and i have caught some nice flathead, blues and a few channel cats with it..when i go to set the hook and start to bring in them catfish i know and have faith that my reel will never fail me..i have it on a 10ft rod and fish with 1-3 oz of weight..with 40 pound p-line mono on it. i fish paylakes, rivers, lakes, pond with it..i works like it did when i caught my frist 20 pound plus fish with it..i so smooth of a reel the drag is top of the line and the durabile of the reels r the best. i will never buy any more of the cleaper bait caster i will always but my bang for my buck. best to fishing everybody..
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repair I own 2 ambassadeur® C3 6500 for over 20 years and it is still my most dependable reels I own. Day in and day out their a work horse, one for musky and one for bass. I would not trade it for any other reel on the market.. 'Adding to this review', My Royal Express II had a broken foot and I was not surprised that after owning it for over 20+ years that I was able to find parts. I call tihs standing by your products and reliability. The pressure I put on my gear is unbelievable and Abu puts it as beleivable quality! Love my lefty Ambassadeur "The original" with fast cast and the 6.3:1 gear ratio kepps me on the lake all day long. Cannot say enough!
Date published: 2011-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection at a low price The C3 reel has really been a very handy piece of fishing equipment, not only for myself but also for the friends i fish with. We all have at least 1 Abu in our rack at the house. The one thing that really impresses me about the C3 is its versatility. I can take it to a fresh water pond and cast light crappie baits all the way to football head jigs with absolutly no problem. Or i can go out to the pier or the boat and rig up wwith artifical baits such as a catch 2000 or spoons or spinner baits and just launch em. Or i can rig up for live bait and its still amazing casting. I would recomend this reel to anybody who wants a great fishing expirience
Date published: 2011-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from C3 4600 I own the 4600 c3. Thats all i use when i go wade fishing. One reel and one rod. Thats all carry. My c3 never let me down, ever. Red drums have no chance getting away from this reel. The drag works super. Very easy to use and adjust. This also sits great on my 6 foot falcon xg rod. I just love my set up. Far as casting, i switch back n forth on my lines. I sometimes use 10-12lbs mono and 40-50lbs braid. They both cast and work great on this reel. C3 the way to go.
Date published: 2011-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing reel....Cast great even with slighlty lighter lures Earlier purchased the Abu garcia 6600 C4. Was not very happy with the product as I used it once and the inside plastic pinion gear Spall went for a toss, had to replace it.It happened twice so was really fed-up..So thought would never buy a abu round reel again, however went ahead and bought the 6500C3...It casts much better than the C4 Possibly got a defective C4. Amazing really happy with the C3...I mostly use the reel for Huge Snakehead (10 - 15lb range) and saltwater fishing for snappers from the jetties and the fish can really test your reel to the limits....The C3 stood up to my expectation..... paired it up with the veritas and Cabela Prodigy....
Date published: 2012-04-07
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