Abumatic Classic 170i
Great reel but...
This has been a great reel. Never had a problem until roughly after a year (no fishing during winter months) the line started to catch within the reel to the point the line would not even cast. The rotor assembly metal is so soft that the line wears groves at the top and bottom of the rotor. Costing me $15 to replace. I wanted a good spincast reel and it is a good one...but...$15 every 6 months isn't what I wanted.
April 12, 2014
I am 13 yrs old and buy all abu. They have the best of every thing. Granted a little pricey but all in all so worth it. My family thinks I'm crazy for spending all my money on poles and reels, but abu is the greatest of the best. I have fished since a few months old so trust me when I say you want this and other products from abu
April 10, 2014
I found my old 170 that i used back in early 90's. Its been laying around in my old familyhouse so i was very happy when i found it! so many good catches and i remember it was easy to use, but did it still work ?
- It was used in saltwater for atlest 7-9 hours a day for a period of 7-8 years.
- It wasent cleaned before put away
- The salty line was still attached
- It hasent been touched or used since 96'
I just flushed it quickly in regular tap water and cleaned up with a napkin, went to the sea and tried it out and it worked FLAWLESS. after all these years! No mechanical issues or any flaws in throwing or handling. I'm stunned. I will never switch from Abumatic again, this is priceless.
First catch was a Plaice on 1.2kg !
July 28, 2012
i use this reel in urban rishing and local lakes. this reel preforms verry well... the only issue i have with it is its a bit top heavy on a rod well to be expeted.... my 5 year old nefue love to use it... thanks for such a great reel
February 26, 2012