The Swedish ABU Garcia Ambassadeur reel hardly needs any introduction and together on a top end Ocean Assassin rod from PENN you have a slow jig set that will give you joy and memorable moments for years and years.
Redesigning an iconic reel that anglers have grown to love is a tough task, but Abu Garcia met the challenge with the newest adaptation of the C3. The result is improved castability with some modern performance updates. The heritage continues with the new C3, designed to meet the demands of the most hard-core angler.
Built in Sweden, the C3 incorporates three stainless steel ball bearings + one roller bearing and utilizes the durable Carbon Matrix™ drag system. The addition of a compact, bent handle and star gives anglers a better ergonomic feel. The C3’s synchronized level wind system also helps to improve line lay. The six-pin centrifugal brake gives anglers consistent brake pressure and control throughout the cast.
- 2 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
- Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
- 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
- Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability
- Anti Distortion Spool design for extreme loads
- Line out alarm (6500 model sizes only)
- Made in Sweden
- Model: Ambassadeur C3 6500 – Upgraded
- Ratio: 5.3:1
- Bearings: 3+1
- Weight: 305g
- Drag: 7kg
- Line capacity m/kg: 225/7
Ocean Assassins are built using SLS3 construction. SLS3 construction uses inner and outer spiral wrap layers of carbon fibre to sandwich middle layers of alternating longitudinal carbon and glass. The spiral wraps maintain a round cross section in the blank when under load which helps the blank handle higher loads.
The middle layers of unidirectional carbon and glass create the backbone of the rod by utilizing the strength of glass combined with the lightweight of the carbon fibre to deliver a strong, balanced and thin rod blank.
Componentry is top notch with Fuji K Alconite guides, Fuji DPS reel seats featuring a machined and aluminium lock nut for improved reel security and contoured EVA grips for extreme comfort.
- High Modulus SLS Carbon Fibre Blank
- Inner & Outer Layer Graphite Spiral Wrap
- Fuji Alconite K-Guides
- Fuji DPS Graphite Reel Seat For Increased Blank Contact & Sensitivity
- Latest Machined Aluminum & Carbon Lock Nut For Improved Reel Fit
- Contoured EVA Grips For Better Ergonomics
- Fitted With High Quality Machined Aluminum & Graphite Fittings
- Model: POA-661 PE 1.5-3 Overhead
- Length: 6’1″
- Pieces: 1
- Action: Medium
- Line Weight: PE 1.5-3
- Type: Slow Jig Overhead