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Abu Garcia’s Ambassadeur 5600 AB ($99.95) stops backlashes. Period. A new system built into the popular Ambassadeur round reel allows veteran anglers to fish problem-free in windy conditions and brings beginners into the baitcasting fold without their having to pick apart those cursed mono birdnests. Doesn’t sound fair, does it? The unique mechanical system senses the first sign of loose line and applies just enough spool control to prevent a backlash. Yes, you lose a smidgen of casting distance, but then, the system does have an ‘off’ button.