My latest addiction, tweaking Abu Garcia Ambassadeurs

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    www.records Quality over Quantity

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    Here is a poor pic of my 6000 from around 1970. I love Ambassadeur reels and have been a fan since buying a 6501 several years ago.
     
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    I saw this video a few days back, pretty cool and thought I'd share.

     
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    @BadassBob...that was very enjoyable, did you notice that he had the reel turned 90 degrees to the water while casting?

    I was told to do this many years ago to maximize the casting distance. It works!
     
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    Yep I noticed. I was told to do the same when I first started using baitcasters, but not to maximize distance. Something about casting with the reel handle up is said to minimize chances of a backlash from what I was taught.
     
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    Oh I can get backlash from not paying attention, or thinking I can cast into a strong wind.
     
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    I thought that's what your thumb is for...:)
     

     

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    Still gotta thumb it either way lol. I've taught a few friends how to cast a baitcaster, first thing they do is snap it forward like you would with a spinning reel. Once they can overcome that, they get the hang of it quick lol.
     
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    New arrival today. Christmas present from my wife came late, lost in USPS package hell for a few weeks. This one is a 6500CS Rocket.

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