Abu Garcia Ambassadeur RECORD

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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur RECORD

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Post by wetwhopper » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:27 am

The original top-of-the-line ambassadeur® reel designed to ensure you land your next record. Manufactured in Sweden, the Record features the one and only Carbon Matrix drag for smooth retrieves. Five stainless steel High Performance Corrosion Resistant® bearings plus one roller bearing provide a smooth retrieve and great casting performance.

Features:

5 Stainless Steel HPCR® Bearings
Corrosion Resistant Instant Anti-Reverse Bearing
Carbon Matrix™ Drag System for Ultra Smooth Drag
Six Pin Centrifugal Brake

Used x2, submerged in fesh water bucket after each use.

I still have the original box, manual and lubrication. In "very good" condition. Will send you cell pics on request.

New price $169.95 (as listed on abugarcia.com)

AluminumAlloyBoats.com brothers price... $80.00

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Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur RECORD

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Post by JETTYWOLF » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Oh, don't submerge any reels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur RECORD

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Post by wetwhopper » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:12 pm

I shouldn't have used the word "submerge"; however, I do give'm a fresh water dunk a time or two after a day out on the salt.
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Post by JETTYWOLF » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:59 am

NO DUNK. That's not in the hand book, either.

Maybe a "spritz -n- wipe".

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Post by wetwhopper » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:49 pm

No kidding? Why?
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Post by JETTYWOLF » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:29 pm

Jus like blasting with a hose, you can send all the salt inside. And by doing so, you're wetting the drag, and washing the lube away.

Jus not a good practice. Like Car washes are "washes" not "dunk and dries".

Can ya tell I'm super anal about tackle? A newish reel maybe still okay. But over and over again isn't something I'd reccomend. When I used to fish Abu Garcia's I'd have to break them down to Parade rest every few months, and each time they would still be in need of service. IE: something sticking, junked up inside. They are like Timex watches, they will keep ticking. But ya have to treat them right. Like each reel, after much servicing you get to learn the "chinks" in their armor and things to look for. I do all my own reel service on about 38 reels and do them each winter and it takes me weeks.

Plus I'm anal about my rod guides too.....even though most of my light tackle Ugly Stiks are only $30 rods. But I can make a $30 rod last for years even while abused by 1000 people per year. They jus need some TLC every once inawhile.

But then again, I may not be the average Joe either.... :joecool:

Here's a rod guide cleaning video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BLM26CC?fea ... vlEOQJuSy8

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Post by wetwhopper » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:05 am

I'm a big Ugly Stick fan too. I especially like my US Tiger and Tiger Lite rods for vertical jigging sea bass and lings out on the Sunken Jetty. Most of mine are in the 15lb-30lb. and 6' tall. All my buddies use "high end" stuff, but I seem to hang with'em just fine. :popcorn:
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Post by Tin Cup » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:35 am

wetwhopper wrote:I'm a big Ugly Stick fan too. I especially like my US Tiger and Tiger Lite rods for vertical jigging sea bass and lings out on the Sunken Jetty. Most of mine are in the 15lb-30lb. and 6' tall. All my buddies use "high end" stuff, but I seem to hang with'em just fine. :popcorn:
My feelings exactly, love my tiger and tiger lites. I especially like the all SS guides on the tiger series, they can and do take a beating... I don't know why everyone puts the rod on the deck when boating a fish, it drives me crazy. I'm always telling them to use the rod holders. I use the tigers for trolling tube and worm with leadcore for stripers, the soft tip section is perfect for this application. Also have their new tiger lite vertical jigging rod which I am also very happy with. I recently bought my first ABU BCX for inshore bottom fishing, so far so good but have only used a few times.

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Post by wetwhopper » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:21 pm

My Tigers have aluminum guides (which I love), but I'm noticing that I'm not seeing them around anymore??? The 2012 models have the black plastic inserts. I still see the random Tiger w/ the aluminum guides but I think they are just "leftovers?" Does anybody else know?
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Post by JETTYWOLF » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:16 pm

They may look aluminum, but they aren't. I have several rods that have those same guides as you are talking about.
They're coated steel. If they're the same on my Charter Series rods.

The rod guides I'm cleaning (in the video) are a silver chrome coating, with inserts.

BTW,

BPS sells all the shakespeare rods made:

http://www.basspro.com/Shakespeare®-Ugl ... 12/-176329

when all else fails, I have to order from them too.

They do call me the "answer man" and when it comes to "deals", and 90% of all tackle known in the USA.

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Post by wetwhopper » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:34 am

Jetty, these r the 1's I'm talk'n 'bout.

Ugly Stik Tiger rods are versatile rods that can be used from coast to coast. These rods are at home catching tuna in the Pacific as well as landing monster catfish down south. The famous Ugly Stik construction gives these rods an advantage for fighting trophy-sized fish.





• Graphite Fuji® reel seats with stainless steel cushioned hoods.
• Fuji® double-foot stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts.
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Post by wetwhopper » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:47 pm

S O L D !!! S O L D !!! S O L D !!! :mrgreen:
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Post by JETTYWOLF » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:49 pm

GFY!!!!!!!
(good fer you)

Watcha getting now, a spinner reel, instead?

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Re: Abu Garcia Ambassadeur RECORD

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Post by wetwhopper » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:15 pm

Depth Charges and a torpedo or two.
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