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!