"Official Abu Reel Glossary"

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by OklahomaFever, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. OklahomaFever

    OklahomaFever New Member

    Glossary of Reel Terminologies

    A = Small arbor spool, larger line capacity than the standard spool (for example 5000A)

    AB = Anti-backlash, (for example 5600AB)

    B = Small arbor spool, larger line capacity and a line out alarm (for example 5000B)

    C = Reel has 2 ball bearings in the spool or around the spool axle depending on spool design

    CI = Reel produced for Independent dealers

    C3 = Reel has two ball bearings in the spool plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse (the 7000C3/7500C3 reels have two ball bearings at the ends of the spool axle plus a third ball bearing around the crank shaft)

    C4 = Reel has two ball bearings in the spool, one ball bearing in the level wind plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse

    C5 = The reel has two ball bearings in the spool, two ball bearings in the level wind plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse

    CB = Self-centering – disengaging level wind (for example 4600CB) 1980’s

    CS = C stands for ball bearings, the S is short for "Sports", as in "6500C Sports Rocket

    CT = Non level wind model

    D = Direct drive - Drag works only when your hand is off the handle grips. (For example 5000D)

    DA = Direct drive with palming side plate

    DL = Deluxe = Gold plated model

    GR = Graphite construction

    HCL = The H stands for High-speed, the CL for ball bearings and level wind, as in "Big Game 6500HCL"

    HS = High speed reel

    HSI = High Speed with Infini spool design

    HSN = High speed narrow frame reel

    IAR = Instant Anti Reverse (for example 2500CIAR)

    IVCB = Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake

    J-speed = the "J" stands for Japan, the J-speeds (8000/9000/10000) are high-speed saltwater reels made for the Japanese market.

    L = Level wind (for example 6500CL, 9000CL; originally used for the 9000CL and 10000CL to indicate that those models had a level wind.

    LC = Line counter reel

    LD = Lever drag reel

    LDN = Lever drag reel with narrow frame

    SP = Sprint 6.3:1 gear ratio

    W = Winch 3.8:1 gear ratio

    Abu Garcia reels come in the following sizes:
    1x00, 2x00, 3x00, 4x00, 5x00, 6x00, 7x00, 8x00, 9000, 10000. The 7x00 and up models are larger reels, with the 7x00 holding 300 yds of
    Berkley Big Game 25# line and the 10000 holding well over 300 yds of Big Game 40# line.

    The X in the size when replaced with a 5 represents a push button free spool release model and a 6 is a thumbar free spool release model.
    Note that other size designations have been used. For example the 521/522/523, 821/822/823 or 1021/1022 made during the eighties, or the
    Ultra Mag I, II, III, IV, V, VI. "1" or "I" means a 4000-size reel, a "2" or "II" means a 5000-size reel, a "3" or "III" means a 6000-size reel and so on up.

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  2. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

    Thanks for the info Stephen! Good to know.:wink:

  3. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

    Lost Wages
    Thanks for the breakdown. Glad Im not a Swedish phone person for them. Das you wand the DL W. "Translation" Gold plated Wench. :roll_eyes:
  4. crab

    crab New Member

    Thanks brother oklahomafever for the usefull information.
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

    Montgomery, Alabama
    That is real good ifo on Abu Reel Glossary.
  6. bownero

    bownero New Member

    Hastings, Ne.
    Thanks for the great info and the post. Reps to ya Stephen!! Keep the posts coming!!:big_smile::0a31: