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The Ambassadeur 2500c has been Hot Rodded!
by Les Albjerg
New Spool and Brake
This morning I was up early. The coffee was hot. The house was quiet. Time to take the plunge and upgrade the 2500c. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. In the first picture you can see the new spool (5.8g), and the new magnetic braking system. What you can't see in the new 4 prong centrifugal system that replaced the original 2 prong. In the second picture you can see the new ultra light level winder. The third picture shows the new single handle that I bought from Texas. I prefer a single handle, but I'm not sure this is going to be the one I really want. The last picture is the line I am going to try first.
I have a second spool that weighs 7 grams. I should have ordered two of the 4 prong brakes, so then with the simple removal of one side plate, I could have a two line setup. So, tonight I will put it on my Tenyru Spectra spinning reel and give it the test. Just didn't have time this morning.
My first impressions - Wow! From just playing around, I can tell it is much more of a finesse reel than in the original format! It is amazingly smooth! The spool spins forever! More to come in updates. It isn't my father's Ambassadeur anymore!
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.