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Customer Reviews for Abu Garcia Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel

Abu Garcia Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel

Modern technology and traditional performance are the hallmarks of the Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel. The Abumatic reel is upgraded with an ultra-smooth Carbon Matrix SYNCRO drag system for drag resistance. With a three-bearing Duragear drive, this reel is fresh and saltwater ready. Easy 1-touch casting helps to make this reel fun and easy to use. The Abu Garcia reel also features a diecast and machined aluminum body and front cone to make this reel strong and durable for virtually any fisherman. Dual rotating swing-arm pick-up pins and oscillating far-cast spool with no-twist line system are included on this Abu Garcia 170i Spincast Reel.
Average Customer Rating:
4.533 out of 5
4.5
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Customer Recommendation87%13 out of 15reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
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Customer Reviews
Review 1 for Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel

The best spincast reel ever!

09/10/2012
By ,
Porterville, CA
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I purchased this reel for my 8 year old son. I intended for it to last him throughout boy scouts. I paired it with 6'6" abu garcia pole. He can't cast it too well because the pole is too big for him. I've started using this setup because it blows all my other combos away. I had been using a spinning ugly stick set up until I realized this casts like 10 yards further. I also have two black max casting reels but no poles for them yet. So I will continue using this reel until I get a pole or my son gets the hang of his. If you are new to fishing and want something of quality that wont become obsolete as your skill improves then this is perfect.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Usage:Once per week
+6points
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Review 2 for Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel

Best spincast out there.

08/23/2013
By ,
Sparks, Ga.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Had one back in mid 70's but it got stolen. Didn't know they still made them. The old one was made in Sweden but they're now made in China. I can't tell any difference in quality. If there is any flaw,it's that there is no audible sound when drag is working. Ordered it from Walmart online and had it shipped to my local store. It came in two days before they said it would,
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
+1point
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Review 3 for Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel

Fishing

04/07/2014
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Nice product
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:A few times per month
Free sample received:No
0points
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Review 4 for Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel

Nice reel

03/17/2014
By ,
Burlington, Ma
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Like the 12lb test line and the 140 yards is great!! Reel looks great but not huge fan of the "side" button. Overall though a nice reel
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Once per week
0points
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Review 5 for Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel

Different than I expected

07/04/2013
By ,
Pleasant Plains, Arkansas
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I ordered two of these reels, as my wife and I both love to fish. The few reviews I read were true. The reel is well made. One of the best features is the drag (it works nice). It is a little heavy for a youngster. I would for sure not purchase this one for kids. Though the quality of the reel is great, my wife and I did not like location of the reel's button. It is off-set to the left side. This makes the casting quite awkward. If you want my opinion, go with the good old standard push button reels for your next spincast.
Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
0points
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Review 6 for Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel
08/30/2013
By ,
ocala,fla
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
very happy,best one out of all the the spincast reels ive had in the past,will buy another one
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
0points
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Review 7 for Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel

Great Reel

05/19/2013
By ,
Lincoln, NE
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pulled it out of the box, put it on a pole, and went fishing. Adjusted the drag and that was it. Will buy again as my other reels break.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Once per week
0points
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Abu Garcia Abumatic 170i Spincast Reel
Based on the average of (8) ratings-only reviews
4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5