I ordered the 10000i 2 weeks ago and was very excited to receive it and actually went fishing that day. I spooled it with 65 pound Spyder Wire braid and immediately realized that it had problems, as I was putting line on the spool, the line guide on the reel that lays the line down on the spool was jamming on the right side, after I realized that, I took the reel apart and removed the factory grease and re-lubricated it with no success. I attempted casting it later that day to see if that was the only problem and it locked up in mid-air. I took it apart again to make sure I put it back together right but everything was where it should be. Just mine? I don't know but I will continue to use my other Abu's with confidence. I hope this gets fixed soon. Thanks!
July 8, 2014
Abu lover BUT...
I have a 7000IHSN that I absolutely love, so I decided to purchase a 9000I as well. The issue I have with the 9000I is that somehow the line manages to get behind the spool when reeling in. This has happened to me two times in the last month and I have to end up using another reel to save time. Later when there is a break in fishing, I'll remove the spool and unwind the braid thats wrapped tightly around the gear. I notice that the fit of the spool wasnt flush at the rear of the real closest to the foot. Maybe it's just mine? No clue, but as you can guess I'm not very happy about it and will probably swap it out with a different reel.
April 8, 2014
Great ocean jigging and casting Reel
The 7000i Big Game is the perfect reel for jigging and casting metal lures up to six ounces for Striped Bass and Bluefish in the Northeast. When adjusted properly the spool never backlashes. The drag is very smooth, I've landed Bass to 29lbs and Blues to 12 and never felt over matched.
March 29, 2014
I'm a big guy and this reel feels good in my hand can cast good distances from the bank was brand new and caught a fish.
October 30, 2013