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    Which Abu Garcia Ambassadeur model is the best for the money? Will be using this for both Kings and Silvers.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I've used the 6501C3 for many years and love it. I have no idea how many fish have been landed with it, but there have been a bunch! I've even boated a 25# halibut with it while fishing for black rockfish in saltwater.

    I wouldn't go any smaller than the 5500 series and much bigger than the 6500 series is overkill IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckmark View Post
    Which Abu Garcia Ambassadeur model is the best for the money? Will be using this for both Kings and Silvers.

    Thanks in advance.
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    For a few bucks more I would go with the 6600C4 if your using it for kings. The 6600 has a larger spool for heavier lines and the C4 has 4 bearings internally and the drag is suppost to me more suited for fighting them Kings.
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    Be sure you get the correct reel for your hand. 6500, 5500 (right handed) 6501, 5501 (left handed). I also see there is a $15 rebate if you spend $75 or more on any C3 or C4 Ambassador reel. Offer good till 9-6-07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBighorn View Post
    For a few bucks more I would go with the 6600C4 if your using it for kings. The 6600 has a larger spool for heavier lines and the C4 has 4 bearings internally and the drag is suppost to me more suited for fighting them Kings.
    I do fine with a 6500C3 a couple examples:







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