Abu Garcia C3-6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper Special Review

By Nick Simpson | Fishing Reel Reviews

Abu Garcia C3- 6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper Special

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Rating: 4.1/5

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- It is smaller and comes with a PVC knob, which allows for a tight grip.

- It is made of quality materials and is quite durable.

- It is a heavy duty reel.

- The casting is smooth.


- Anglers with a tight budget may find it a little bit expensive.



If you are a seasoned angler planning to add a new reel to your stock, Abu Garcia C3-6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper special is among the few new reels you need to consider. So far tests that have been conducted on this reel have produced impressive results.

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The reel is small in size and has a smooth casting and retrieves capabilities. This is one of the reels you will admire. It is easy to set and handle and performs superbly well in canals and lagoons. It has an excellent braking system, a bent handle that increases the anglers cranking power and is small in size.

Main Usage

The Ambassadeur Striper Special is loaded with proven components that anglers look for in a reel. It is efficient and performs well, thanks to the 3+1 stainless steel bearings and the heavy duty Carbon Matrix drag system which ensures that the reel remains smooth and consistent all through.

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The reel comes with a 6 pin centrifugal brake that allows anglers to control the cast whenever they want. It comes with an extended bent handle with a power knob that gives the angler the extra torque, and strength whenever they wage war with a hard pulling fish. Also, the reel comes with a synchronized level wind system, which ensures that the line lay is even all through.

Product Features

3+1stainless steel ball bearings:

Bearings play a critical role in reels. They allow for smooth casting and ensures quiet rotations and spin. Bearings reduce tear and wear caused by friction. Abu Garcia C3-6500STSPC comes with 3+1 stainless steel bearings, which are sturdy and hardened to guarantee a smooth operation.

If properly maintained, they enable the reel to perform better and serves anglers for a longer period. Note that one of the bearings is anti-reverse, meaning that it only allows reeling in one direction.

Carbon Matrix™ Drag System:

The drag system is an important aspect in reels. It determines whether the angler loses the catch or successfully brings it to the boat. If the quality of the drag system is not good, it may lead to broken lines and lost fish.

Perhaps this is the reason why Abu Garcia opted for the Carbon Matrix ™ drag system, which guarantees a consistent and a smooth drag across the entire drag range. The system allows the line to pull out smoothly regardless of the tension it is set at. It is an ideal drag system that anglers who like waging war with hard fighting fish should have.

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6 Pin Centrifugal Brake:

Having brakes that work well does not just guarantee that the angler will be able to slow down the spool, but will also prevent the spool from overrunning. Abu Garcia C3-6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper comes with the 6 pin centrifugal brakes which can be used to slow the spool and eliminate backlashes.

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Abu Garcia chose the 6-pins centrifugal brake because it can maintain the pressure and allow the angler to control the reel throughout the cast. The brakes can be adjusted by removing the handle side plate and pushing each brake block towards the center.

The angler may choose to engage or disengage any combination of the brake blocks depending on their goals. Once this is done, it allows the blocks to move up and down freely.

Extended Bent Handle:

The new C3-6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper comes with an extended bent handle is designed to enhance the angler's cranking power. Other than the handle, Abu Garcia purposely included a PVC knob to allow anglers to have an easy grip and enjoy the extended casting power.


The C3-6500STSPC Ambassadeur Striper is one of the most advanced fishing reels any angler can get on the market. It is made of light weighted materials, is durable and utilizes the new Abu's precision engineering technology that makes it stand out from the crowd.

This reel is suitably designed for expert anglers who want nothing but the best fishing experience. It comes with a simple guide that explains what anglers need to do if they want to get the best from the tool.

It is one of the reels in which only the best and the latest reel feature have been incorporated, hence it is a world class reel that any serious angler should consider adding to their stock.

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