Abu Garcia 300 - Colorado Fishing Forum

View Poll Results: What do you think?
Awesome 5 35.71%
Sucks Ass 3 21.43%
Cmon i own the 300 series already and i'm not going to vote for either "Awesome" nor "Sucks Ass".....This Reel....KICKS MAJOR ASS!!!! 6 42.86%
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Abu Garcia 300

The first of many..."k0diak's shared opinons on Tackle....
Our first Item is The Abu Garcia 300 series Reels



Model No. Ball Bearings Config. Gear Ratio Line Capacity Price
C300U (111438 7 R or L Hand 5.1:1 4/100 44.99
C301 (1114400) 7 R or L Hand 5.1:1 6/110 44.99
C302 (1114402) 7 R or L Hand 5.1:1 6/175 44.99
C304 (1114404) 7 R or L Hand 5.1:1 1 0/210 44.99



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Old 12-29-2007, 03:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I didn't vote .. What can I say its got some nice features for a reel in its price range! "$34.99" Its no Shimano Stradic but for that price I say give it a try!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd have to pick it up to no for sure. Looks good though.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've always liked Abu gear, but have stuck with the Mitchell line of reels so that they are easy enough for me to fix when my wife and others works them over. I wouldn't recommend any of the mitchell 300X series reels, they are cheapo....The new XE and XEG series feel much nicer and are the same price. Is this a reel that you recommend to someone for its toughness.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Its no Shimano, but an excellent value reel. We sell tons of them at Sportsman's Warehouse and they never come back. I wouldn't use it in salt water. Hard to beat at the $35ish price point. Having said that, I still pony up for the quality in a Shimano. After all, life's to short to fish with cheap tackle! CL
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have one and really like it. I use it on a walleye trolling rig and have even used it to ice a couple of pike. Great reel for the price.
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Andy you sold me that reel. You saw me catch my fish up to Antero the other day on it, and 4 lb test. Man I'm tellin, even when it's -40, and my other reels will hardly move, my abu comes through...big time. One thing, that reel will always be anchored down, would hate to see it get sucked down a hole.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I bought the 301 a year and a half ago. I like the reel but the the weak point is the clicker for the drag. Both clickers, one on the extra spool, have broke with only moderate use. I never realized how much I rely on the sound of the reel as much as the feel. I used it on the ice last year with no problems.
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