Abu Garcia Logo The Abu Garcia Cardinal 5xFD Spinning Reels are freshwater spinning reel is the entry level product into the Cardinal range. It features 2 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing that provides smooth operation.

It features a lightweight graphite body, with a machined aluminium spool which ensures lightness without compromising on the strength. The slow oscillation of the reel provides even line lay to avoid tangles. Its modern design and value for money will make this a definite hit with customers.

This size is compared with most brands sizes are:

51 - 1000 reel (smallest size)
53 - 2500 reel
54 - 3000 reel

Specifications (size 51 / 53 / 54)



Max Drag

4.1kg / 7.2kg / 7.2kg

Line Capacity
Braid Capacity (mm/meters)

0.12/135m / 0.17/160m / 0.2/275m

Gear Ratio



160g / 257g / 288g


Fresh Water



Ball Bearing

3 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing

Line Retrieve (per crank) 54cm / 74cm / 74cm


Model Numbers: 1345011 C51FD / 1345014 C53FD / 1345015 C54FD

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