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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Alphamar

Overall Customer Rating: 3.67 of 5 stars Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Alphamar Reels 3.67 out of 5 (3 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Abu Garcia
Series: Ambassadeur Round Reels
Model: Ambassadeur Alphamar
Reel Type: Conventional

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Alphamar specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type

ALPHMR12

3lbs. / 49

4.3:1

3

17.7

27

Right Hand Retrieve

ALPHMR16

3lbs. / 57

4.3:1

3

18

27

Right Hand Retrieve

ALPHMR20

3lbs. / 73

4.3:1

3

18.6

27

Right Hand Retrieve


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


 

Fishermen's opinions about Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Alphamar

 
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Alphamar

Great at first

2013-03-01T13:06:59

3/1/2013 1:06:59 PM 2 of 5 stars 2 out of 5 stars

This reel was amazing the first couple of months. Then one cast about 20 yards of line came out and it locked up. After I fought to get the backlash out I noticed the spool would not spin freely when I put it in cast mode (sorry for lack of correct terms). I took the reel apart and found the gear had locked up on the the shaft after I removed it from the shaft I noticed a couple of burs that were causing it not to spin freely I smoothed those down and put it back together and it seems to work fine just holding in my hand, haven't taken back out yet so I don't know how it will work on a long cast.
Reviewed by: Upbigram (Texas)

 
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Alphamar

A step up from my 7000C4LD

2013-02-05T13:09:19

2/5/2013 1:09:19 PM 4 of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

I bought the new Alphamar 12 to and paired it to a 3 piece travel rod so I always have a setup that's ready to go. I took it on a reef trip in Ft Lauderdale. I also bought it to see if the Alphamar line is good enough to replace my aging 7000C4LD. Even though the Alphamar is a star drag, I was attracted by its advertised 27lb drag.
The Alphamar is a lot easier to flip from a boat side or cast than my C4. A freespool drop to the bottom is also quicker than my C4 but not as fast as my Abu Record. I took a peek inside and it appears to be just as easy to service and maintain as any other Abu Garcia.
I bought this reel off the Internet without having seen it it person. I'm probably going to buy the 20 to replace my 7000C4LD
My only concern is what other reviewers have stated about it locking up. I'm keeping it lubed and I have my eye on it.
Abu- if this is a known issue, address it now before I buy an Alphamar 20. If I spend more money only to find out there's a known defect, I'll lose confidence in your product and company."
Reviewed by: Woodman (NJ)

 
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Alphamar

silky smooth

2013-01-11T13:07:55

1/11/2013 1:07:55 PM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Smooth operation even with heavy line. Easy to use, retrieves exceptionally well. The drag is very trustworthy and handles heavy salmon as well as smaller rockfish. Took a 30+ pound stripper with ease. Loaded up with 20# mono and spool held 300 yards. no problem. Retrieve is strong, reliable and not too fast.
This is without doubt the last reel I'll ever buy for local fishing.
Reviewed by: redhorse (San Francisco)

 
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