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Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast

Overall Customer Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast Reels 3.5 out of 5 (6 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Abu Garcia
Series: Spincast Reels
Model: Abumatic Spincast
Reel Type: SpinCast

Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast specifications

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* All Abumatic Spincast Reels specifications from the official Abu Garcia catalog. Abu Garcia reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


Fishermen's opinions about Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast

Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast

Where is the Quality


2/17/2013 11:37:27 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I found my old 170 that i used back in early 90's. Its been laying around in my old family house so i was very happy when i found it! so many good catches and i remember it was easy to use, but did it still work ?
- It was used in saltwater for at lest 7-9 hours a day for a period of 7-8 years.
- It wasn't cleaned before put away
- The salty line was still attached
- It hasn't been touched or used since 96'
I just flushed it quickly in regular tap water and cleaned up with a napkin, went to the sea and tried it out and it worked FLAWLESS. after all these years! No mechanical issues or any flaws in throwing or handling. I'm stunned. I will never switch from Abumatic again, this is priceless.
First catch was a Plaice on 1.2 kg!
Reviewed by: misterF (Sweden)

Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast

Nice reel


1/22/2013 1:46:47 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this reel for an extra rod I had. I was able to use it once. I found it very comfortable to use and very smooth. My 12 year old has claimed this reel his. He really liked it. He didn't have to worry about getting the line tangled up around the bail. It is a perfect reel for novice fishermen.
Reviewed by: FDRtheGreat (Nashville, TN)

Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast



12/28/2012 11:38:40 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased one of these fine reels a few months ago. One of my first spincast reels ever. (grew up a dock rat and young dock rats were always given old broken cheap spincasts to use, so I developed a bad attitude towards them until recently)
I have a 1950s Shakespeare Wondercast in perfect shape which worked well for bank fishing. Fished for 50 years using spinning tackle, which can be finicky.
I replaced the line on the fine reel with Spiderwire EZ Mono 8lb, and in doing so found the reel did have a problem as described in a couple of posts. The problem was me not putting the line on correctly, or not enough which was the problem. This was causing the short cast problem. Too much line can be bad too. In any reel, and reel type. One must find the perfect line fill for each reel.
My advice and experience taught me to double check any rod or reel before using. I have expensive rigs which a screw, or spring sometimes needs adjusting.
In short I know of no reel, or tackle for this matter which works 100 percent of the time 100 percent. Great reel!
Reviewed by: Mannersen

Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast

Awesome Abumatic 276i


12/15/2012 1:47:53 PM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

The Abumatic 276i spinning reel is superior as it makes it so easy to cast and catch fish. I would recommend this product for both the novice and expert fisherman.
This reel spins easily and is wonderful!
Reviewed by: FishMan (NC)

Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast

Where is the Quality


12/10/2012 11:35:53 AM 1 of 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars

I have used Abu Garcia products since i was a child. Never had any issues until now. It seems that the main gear in these reels is not very strong. I purchased two of these reels - one for me and one for my youngest son. On the same trip both reels failed and it appears the main internal gear is striped. Hopefully I can get this fixed, but I am afraid it will happen again. Abu please strengthen the internal gear. I don't want to buy another brand.
Reviewed by: Fredman (Santa Fe, NM)

Abu Garcia Abumatic Spincast

this is not a good reel


12/4/2012 11:39:12 AM 1 of 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars

this is my 3rd season using this reel and this year I cast and it stops short and drops in the water 12ft from me. it has a catch when you reel it in. this is the worst reel I have ever used. I have had it taken apart and restring it 3x now and it doesn't change anything the first fish I catch it acts a fool again.
Reviewed by: redhawke (Milford, KS)

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