Re: Abu Garcia Baitcast Reel
I had an Abu Garcia baitcaster for a few years..i cant remember which model, a 5500 i think. i used it a lot on catfish and bass back east. it worked geat, but be careful if you use it in saltwater....no matter how much i rinsed it off after each use, it slowly deteriorated and in the end finally died on me. i am certain it was the salt induced corrosion that played a big part in this. (i guess thats would go for any reel, but it seemed to be especially hard on this one) also, if you take it apart for maintenance be sure you pay attention to what you are doing, they can be difficult to get back together properly...
other than that, a great reel. strong, reliable, and easy to use. i might get another if i need another baitcaster.
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