ABU GARCIA AMBASSADEUR 9000cl 9000 2-speed MADE IN SWEDEN!! RARE REEL For Sale
|Current Bid: $ 175.00|
Nice used Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 9000CL automatic 2-speed reel. I bought this reel new and it has been well maintained. The spool is brand new-old one cracked. This reel is built like a tank and is MADE IN SWEDEN-NOT CHINA OR KOREA like the new abu reels. I have compared the new china/korea reels to the Sweden reels and the quality of this reel is amazing- the new ones just dont compare, and they are not 2-speed reels. This reel has the classic push button free spool not like the new ones and ball bearings instead of brass bushings. I would take a used Swedish made reel over the asian made ones any day-the quality is superb.
This is a heavy duty reel that would be great for big catfish, stripers,musky and heavy inshore bottom fishing. I used it with no levelwind for surf casting, and it casts great. The levelwind was taken off before I ever used it, so it is like new also. There is minor finish wear on the reel, but no bad scratches, dings or corrosion. This reel also comes with a reel seat clamp. The reel foot is marked 94 03-04. The "AUTOMATIC TWO SPEED" decal is worn probably from me fishing in the cold with gloves on. Spool line out clicker is very loud. This reel does not have the newer "IAR" roller bearing like the newer reels, but again the quality compared to the new models is unmatched.
The reel automatically drops into low gear under heavy load. The gear change point is changed automatically with the drag setting. I am not sure if I have the original box but will look for it. The 2 speed feature is really cool, and in low gear this thing is a winch! I took a lot of pictures to try to show every angle of this reel. It has not been used in several years but I just oiled the ball bearings, and it has always been carefully stored when not in use. This is a big heavy duty reel with great line capacity- it can hold 340 yards of 20 pound test mono. These are pretty rare on ebay, and I have seen them sell for over $300.00. I am only selling it because I have too many reels, and have started biulding custom ABU Garcia surf casting reels and am wanting to sell this one to customize some other reels. This reel is completely unmodified and original except for the new spool. I do not end auctions early for buy it now offers so please dont ask. This is a no reserve auction. Shipping by priority mail. Will ship worldwide for actual cost.Specifications - 9000 / 9000C / 9000CL Weight 540g (9000C) Retrieve Ratio 4.2:1 / 2.5:1 Bronze bearings - 9000 Ball bearings - 9000C / 9000CL Level wind - 9000 CL Capacity 0.50mm / 270m
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