abu garcia cardinal 800 spinning???

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Pinky, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Pinky

    Pinky New Member

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    has any one used this reel yet? i wanna know if my 149 dollars should go on the table for this one or not. its an hr and half drive to the bass pro shop so i was hoping to get some info b4 hand. any and all input is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Pinky I have this reel and know someone who has it. The main shaft bent on his mine has a noticeable "pause". I tried to take it apart to see what could be wrong but couldn't. The reel seemed as it would be great reel. I think the problem is the spool wasn't designed properly for the reel. It has double bearing on the shaft. Which would of been great for fast running fish. The body of the reel is made of tough Aluminum Hybrid material. I don't know i probably would just buy a Stradic if you looking at that range of reels. I did manage to get mine for $50 bucks though. I think Abu could of have a great little reel here maybe with some improvements.
     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I think it would be a good reel, I use there baitcasters with good sucess.