TheSuperApe

Ambassadeur 5000 red

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Sweet pawn shop find. This thing is in damn near perfect condition externally. 

Couple questions for the abu experts.

What made this model special? The cast control?

Can I squirt oil in the cap that unscrews that says oil. (I'm gonna guess yes on that one.)

Maybe a crankbait or frogging reel?

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There was a time when that reel was the absolute top of the line bait caster for freshwater bass. 

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I have a few pistol grips I can put it on. Bought today a Daiwa vip 90dp. You can almost see thru the blank. Rated 12g-21g lures and 3.6-6.8kg line haha

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That would have come originally in a leather case along with a tube of oil and some spare weights. Great casting reels, large collector following, check eBays "sold listings" to establish values.

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16 hours ago, TheSuperApe said:

What made this model special? The cast control?

Centrifugal braking was a big deal.  Also the clutch, the fine adjustment on the friction brake (cast control knob), -the idler gear system, light weight and just tight tolerances.

 

That's called a three-screw model..  Means it is post 1968.  What is the number under the foot?  They can be dated and there's tons of information about them.  There are also a lot of upgrades available.

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I ****ed up. 

My plan was to drop it off for a service and get it spooled up at the shop. It felt good but probably little oil or grease would have smoothed it out more.

 

Well the bug of instant gratification got me and while spooling it up I messed up the anti reverse somehow. Now I have to drop it at the shop broken :banghd:

 

@XBMX it did come with the case and a little package of parts.

 

@Chuck D last round reel I took apart was a disaster haha 

 

@R.R. Bridge Fisher sure $90

 

@oc1 thanks for the info as soon as I saw it I wanted to fish with it. I'll look at the number tonight. Hopefully its not permanently effed.

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21 hours ago, TheSuperApe said:

Sweet pawn shop find. This thing is in damn near perfect condition externally. 

Couple questions for the abu experts.

What made this model special? The cast control?

Can I squirt oil in the cap that unscrews that says oil. (I'm gonna guess yes on that one.)

Maybe a crankbait or frogging reel?

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My opinion is that the handle should be replaced and put away for safe storage...

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8 mins ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

If it's just put together incorrectly not a biggie!

What will you use this for?

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I want to try and take it apart but I'm worried ill end up bringing a reel in a bag to the shop for reassembly. 

 

I'm gonna use it for speckled trout throwing mirrolures and top waters. 

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i don't think he took it apart?  i think its user error, not knowing exactly how the reel, and all its adjustments and functions work?

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3 mins ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

My opinion is that the handle should be replaced and put away for safe storage...

No way that pretty handle is part of the reason I got the reel. It would be an injustice to let it sit aside imo

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