This is the place to come for all things Abu Garcia round style reel related. As well as information about what upgrades we provide you will also find a comprehensive glossary of Abu Garcia reel terminology.
If you wish to download this information, links are available at the bottom of the page.
We have a global network of like-minded Abu Garcia people to call on for upgrades not listed and hard to find parts. We can also build you custom one-off Abu Garcia round style reels.
2 x Ceramic hybrid Abec 5 Boca Bearings 4x10x4 $28.60
2 x Ceramic hybrid Japanese Abec 1 Bearings 3x10x4 $23.90
1 x 5176C Ceramic Pawl $ 10.00 each
1 x 1097255 Teflon Coated Worm 5000 size $19.99
1 x 1097256 Teflon Coated Worm 6000 size $19.99
1 x 1097257 Teflon Coated Worm 7000 size $23.00
1 x 24759 Duel Ball bearing worm 4000 size $22.00
1 x 24758 Duel Ball bearing Tube 4000 size $7.70
1 x 24756 Duel Ball bearing worm 5000 size $28.50
1 x 24752 Duel Ball bearing Tube 5000 size $ 10.00
1 x 25195 Duel Ball bearing worm 6000 size $29.50
1 x 25196 Duel Ball bearing Tube 6000 size $ 10.05
1 x 3x7x3 bearing $11.95 each(other end of worm)
1 x 1117079 Ball Bearing idler gear $7.90each
1 x 4x7x2 bearing for idler gear $14.95each
1 x F223251 One Way Bearing $14.75 each (Not Listed on Schematics)
1 x 22001 Clutch bushing for one way bearing $4.95
1 x 1116906 Abu Carbon Matrix Drag Washers $4.40 each 4 required ($17.60 set)
We also have Rocket fuel Lubricants and stock all the lube products. $11.00 each 30ml bottle.
AB = Anti-backlash, (for example 5600AB)
B = Small arbor spool, larger line capacity and a line out alarm (for example 5000B)
C = Reel has 2 ball bearings in the spool or around the spool axle depending on spool design
CI = Reel produced for Independent dealers
C3 = Reel has two ball bearings in the spool plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse (the 7000C3/7500C3 reels have two ball bearings at the ends of the spool axle plus a third ball bearing around the crank shaft)
C4 = Reel has two ball bearings in the spool, one ball bearing in the level wind plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse
C5 = The reel has two ball bearings in the spool, two ball bearings in the level wind plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse
CB = Self-centering – disengaging level wind (for example 4600CB) 1980’s
CS = C stands for ball bearings, the S is short for “Sports”, as in “6500C Sports Rocket
CT = Non level wind model
D = Direct drive – Drag works only when your hand is off the handle grips. (For example 5000D)
DA = Direct drive with palming side plate
DL = Deluxe = Gold plated model
GR = Graphite construction
HCL = The H stands for High-speed, the CL for ball bearings and level wind, as in “Big Game 6500HCL”
HS = High speed reel
HSI = High Speed with Infini spool design
HSN = High speed narrow frame reel
IAR = Instant Anti Reverse (for example 2500CIAR)
IVCB = Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake
J-speed = the “J” stands for Japan, the J-speeds (8000/9000/10000) are high-speed saltwater reels made for the Japanese market.
L = Level wind (for example 6500CL, 9000CL; originally used for the 9000CL and 10000CL to indicate that those models had a level wind.
LC = Line counter reel
LD = Lever drag reel
LDN = Lever drag reel with narrow frame
SP = Sprint 6.3:1 gear ratio
ST = Striper model
W = Winch 3.8:1 gear ratio
Abu Garcia reels come in the following sizes:
1×00, 2×00, 3×00, 4×00, 5×00, 6×00, 7×00, 8×00, 9000, 10000. The 7×00 and up models are larger reels, with the 7×00 holding 300 yds of
Berkley Big Game 25# line and the 10000 holding well over 300 yds of Big Game 40# line.
The X in the size when replaced with a 5 represents a push button free spool release model and a 6 is a thumbar free spool release model.
Note that other size designations have been used. For example the 521/522/523, 821/822/823 or 1021/1022 made during the eighties, or the
Ultra Mag I, II, III, IV, V, VI. “1” or “I” means a 4000-size reel, a “2” or “II” means a 5000-size reel, a “3” or “III” means a 6000-size reel and so on up.