Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating


Left Nav S-B Home Register FAQ Members List S-B on Facebook Arcade WEAX Tides Buoys Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Right Nav

Left Container Right Container

Go Back   Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating Main Forum How To's, F.A.Q.s, Tips, & Tricks

How To's, F.A.Q.s, Tips, & Tricks How-To's, Tips & Tricks plus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) **** Please Do Not Start Discussions or Ask New Questions in Here **** This is for popular Threads To be moved here for easy access & discussion. Post all new questions in main Stripertalk Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2007, 05:34 PM   #1
art m
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4
Ambassadeur 550 Plus

Anyone know about this blue colored variant of the Abu line? It has a similar appearance to the 5000's It has bushings not ball bearings. Is it a specialty model for department stores? Does anyone know just what it's niche is? It is Abu Swedish made and appears to be good quality. Foot number 01 01 02.


Last edited by art m; 12-31-2007 at 12:12 PM..
art m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 12:35 PM   #2
jimmy z
iTrader: (1)
jimmy z's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: I'm from Manhattan, Live in CT., but my heart is in SoCo!
Posts: 1,132
Send a message via Yahoo to jimmy z
I have/had a 650 plus. I used it for a couple of seasons, with bearings. I took the bushing out. I did some work on it this year. New level wind, an extra bearing on the l/w cog. Now it's a c3. I also put blue side plates on from a c4, but kept the black frame. Oh, I also have a power handle on mine. This reel, when I got it was just as good as a 6500.
And right now, it is fast, I mean fast.

Be encouraging, not discouraging

<*((())))>< <*((())))><
jimmy z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 12:21 AM   #3
art m
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4
Hi Jimmy,

That's what I've learned, the 550 plus is basically a 5500c3 with bushings instead of bearings.
I just got a real nice 5500c3 from ebay, but I'm still gonna put ball bearings on the 550 plus's spool at least. i don't know how much improvement the crank bearing would be.
One thing for sure the ball bearing c3 out casts the plus with spool bushings.
art m is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin. Copyright 2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Please use all necessary and proper safety precautions. STAY SAFE Striper Talk Forums
Copyright 1998-20012