Bought this reel last season. From the first cast I've had issues with the release button. After the retailer wouldnt replace it because I only had my cc statement and not a store receipt, i decided to look inside. The arms that the button uses to pivot on when pressed is too short and often slide out of the sockets causing the button to push too far ahead stopping our cast short. Its random But does it at least 3/4 of the time. After 20 yrs of using these reels, this one has finally jaded me. I dont know what else to do with it..., too light for an anchor! Too expensive to throw out.
April 7, 2014
Not even worth the money
I bought Abumatic before I deployed, used it a few times. It had some casting problems so I thought it was my line. I replaced the line after I returned. I have tried many times to do something, I even tried unscrewing the cap and keeping it lose while casting. I recently tried respolling it again with braided. line. I can honestly say I am fed up with trying to mess with it. I was injured while in afghanistan by a blast and fishing is the only thing that keeps me calm. UNLESS I am trying to use an Abu Garcia 276i reel. DO NOT BUY THIS REEL.
March 9, 2014
Like reel have 276i and1276sli do not like clicking when reel in, guess that must be a reel speed indicator. Do not care for it would like to be able to do something to get rid of it. Joel
February 17, 2014
Do not buy this reel
The main issue with this reel is that the line cuts groove through the rotor assembly where release pins inside reel are causing casting problems (line sticking in grooves)the rotor assembly should be made out of something which line doesn't cut through eg.( Hardened steel)
January 3, 2014