The Abu Garcia Cardinal Reel made its debut in 1965 and has grown to be a hallmark for long lasting durability at a remarkable price. The design has been upgraded with modern styling and performance. The Cardinal 50 series is brand new and offers very affordable prices without compromising on the quality associated with the Cardinal family.
The Abu Garcia Cardinal 50 series reels offer fantastic performance at an entry level price. It features two bearings with an additional instant anti-reverse bearing that stops fish in their tracks. A lightweight graphite frame won’t weigh you down and a Stealth Oscillation system allows for even line lay on the spool. The 50 and 51 sizes are miniature reels perfect for ultra light LRF work and very light dropshotting. The only difference between the 50 and 51 is spool size. The 52 and 53 sizes are larger however, ideal for bigger lures such as those used for pike. The 54 and 56 sizes are much bigger, heavy duty spinning reels that would be perfect for fishing for pike, bass, salmon and sea trout. Altogether, very nice reels perfect for LRF/Dropshot fishing and could be used for coarse fishing.