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Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by mwhham, Aug 8, 2006.
does anybody know anything about a abu 500 usa reel or a 5-star abu reel thanks for any info
We used to sell the USA reels @ work, about 12-14 years ago. I cant remember anyone having prob's w/ them. If I recall they were not as smooth as the more expensive ones, but smoothness isnt really needed for catting, at least in my opinon.
thanks bought them reels for dirt cheap today they seem to work ok i have never heard of them
i have acouple left that my dad got from sears yrs ago. they seem to be similar in strength. and not a bad reel. i would have bought them also if the price was right. i use mine now for crappie fishing since i use the wide spool for cats and stripers. the largest fish i ever caught was on a 500 with a 6 ft abu bass rod. it was a 64 lb flattie and had no problem getting him in.
same exact thing as an ambassador 5000, just different paint and markings.
Let us know how they do for you.PM me and we'll hook up and go fishing soon.
i have a 30+ year old 5000 that works great. It was a 'hand-me down' from my uncle. He used it every weekend for years...mostly for stripers and occasionally bass.
I use it for catfishin and have caught several fish...nothin over 10 lbs, and it seems to work about as hard as it does when i'm reelin in a 5 oz weight with a large piece of cut-bait, in other words...it feels like a low-geared winch...i love the thing and look forward to the day when i can 'test it out' on a much larger fish.
edit: the gear that drive the bail back and forth is prone to breakin without regular lubrication