Reel in a big catch with the Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur 6500-S Baitcast Reel Right-handed, which features 2 bearings for smooth performance and a 5.1:1 gear ratio for a steady retrieve. The 4-pin centrifugal brake system allows for consistent brake pressure throughout the cast, while the bent handle and drag star offer an ergonomic feel. Smooth, multidisc drag system. Synchronized levelwind mechanism. 255 yards/17 lb. 16.16 oz.
Features and Benefits
5.1:1 gear ratio for a steady retrieve
Bent handle and drag star for an ergonomic feel
Synchronized levelwind mechanism for great line lay
2 bearings for smooth performance
Smooth, multidisc drag system
4-pin centrifugal brake system allows for consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
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Line capacity (yards/lb. test):
Internal Centrifugal Brake
Line Recovery (in.):
(AMBS-6500-C CLM) 25"
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What's in the Box
Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur 6500-S Baitcast Reel Right-handed
Rated 4 out of
Love this reel.When I bought this reel about three years ago, I was a bit skeptical due to the many mixed reviews about it. But it has been a gem since. However, there were one or two problems I had with it, right out of the box. There was a long scratch on the outside, purely cosmetic and did not alter the performance of the reel at all. The drag also was a bit sticky and took about three or four weeks to break it in, but has been problem free since then. Its's a great buy.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 1 out of
Yona Utana from
6500S Built Cheaper than previous models.I have used this reel a couple of times.
It works fine but is not of the same quality as the old 6500 it replaced that I bought 20 years ago.
Right now it works fine but I do not think it will live 20 years like the old one did. Many parts are cheap plastic instead of metal like the old one was.
The spool sometimes locks up when the free spool button is pushed unless you rotate the spool with your thumb before attempting a cast.
I will not purchase this product again when this one dies.
Abu Garcia has replaced a really good reel with a turkey.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of
Capt RJ Shelly from
so far so goodI am a fishing guide and needed to replace a reel that I use at the jetties for bull redfish. My customers have landed several reds over 40 inches on this reel in the 3 weeks that I have had it. The drag seems to be pretty good. I will be interested to see how it holds up. If I can get 2 seasons out of a reel I consider it good. If it's still working this time next year we have a winner.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 1 out of
Made in ChinaPurchased this reel on Tuesday afternoon to use catfishing Wednesday morning ... First issue I had was the handle was bent not allowing to adjust the star drag to allow me to install line on the reel. Installed the line set the drag. Wednesday morning I go to my local river to do some fishing made a few cast got the spool set and the reel was working well after the 15th cast the reel locked up and would not turn checked the drag it was fine,,, reset the drag reel still would not turn. Took the reel back to academy and got a full refund. Abu Garcia makes quality reels if you plan to purchase one make sure you see made in Sweden not China. The quality control and workmanship are not the same.