Old Abu Garcia Ultra Mag XLV

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by arniep, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. arniep

    arniep New Member

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    I have a 1985 Ultra Mag XLV. Does anyone have experience with this reel. Abu does not support it so getting parts, if I need them, will be a chore. The reel seems like a workhorse but I have no experience to verify that. Any input on this model Abu?
     
  2. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    i have a mag 1 plus. does it look like this?
     

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  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Wayne Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois. That reel was used by bass fisherman for several years. It did a great job. Many like the thumb bar release. Parts should still be available at Mikes Reel Repair.
     
  4. arniep

    arniep New Member

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    Mickey: I think you are thinking of a much smaller reel. This one has a capacity of 350 yards of 20# test and has a rod clamp, and no thumb bar. You'd need Popeye's arms to cast it all day Here are some pictures.

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