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New Look, Same Cardinal Performance

Friday, September 28, 2012



Abu Garcia Cardinal reels have a rich history in high performance while maintaining the boundaries of the budget-conscious consumer. The quality of components has been upgraded and the Cardinal family of reels STX, SX and S retains its sleek look in its newest version

Packaged in a box or an improved Natralock clam pack, the Cardinal family of reels is also available in a full range of matching combos. These combos are highlighted by a series of three reels that have a more compact body design, an Everlast bail system and slow oscillation for a more even line lay on the spool.

The rods that compliment the Cardinal reels have EVA grips and are specifically balanced for the Cardinal family. The STX and SX combos are constructed of 24-ton graphite material and have stainless steel guides with high-density split grips while the Cardinal S combo has a full EVA grip.

Reel features of the STX (pictured) include six stainless steel ball bearings plus one roller bearing and a lightweight graphite body and rotor. The STX is available in five models: the STX5, STX10, STX20, STX30 and STX40. The Cardinal STX spinning reel can be configured for right- or left-hand retrieve. The MSRP for all reel models is $49.99, while the seven matching combos come in at $79.99.

The SX includes five stainless steel ball bearings plus one roller bearing and also has a lightweight graphite body and rotor. It's available in the same five models and can also be configured for right- or left-hand retrieve. The MSRP for all reel models is $39.99 while the eight matching combos are available for $69.99.

Rounding out the family of Cardinal reels is the S. It features three stainless steel ball bearings plus one roller bearing. The lightweight graphite body and rotor is a welcome sign to all anglers whether they're fishing all day or all weekend and can be set up for retrieve with either hand. The MSRP for the S5, S10, S20 and S30 reel models is $29.99, while the Cardinal S40 and S60 are $34.99. Seven combos matching the S series reel have an MSRP of $49.99.

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