Abu Garcia's new Swedish-designed Ambassadeur EXT boasts top-of-the-line casting ability. Its one-piece X-Frame and aluminum side covers provide durability and toughness while keeping intricate Duragear brass gears and bearings aligned. The EXT's Carbon Matrix drag system stays smooth throughout its range, and the Linear Magnetic brake system allows fine-tuning in all applications. The EXT comes in three models, which hold 140 yards of 12-pound-test mono. Gear ratios range from 4.7:1 to 6.4:1. Retail cost is $169.99 to $179.99.