alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Ambassadeur 12 EF
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« on: January 01, 2018, 07:58:54 PM »

Hi Guys
Can anyone tell me what the EF in this model number stands for?
I saw one for sale. Looks like my stock 12 except for the EF sticker on the head plate.
Advert says rare reel and asking price says very rare. Asking AU$728.26
Reel built 1984 (2 years younger than mine)
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 08:18:47 AM »

It could be a sticker that Japanese importer has put on the reel. I believe it stands for "Ebisu" + something... perhaps "Fishing"
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 08:43:05 AM »

EF sure isn't listed in their terms  Huh?.

Glossary of Reel Terminologies

A = Small arbor spool, larger line capacity than the standard spool (for example 5000A)

AB = Anti-backlash, (for example 5600AB)

B = Small arbor spool, larger line capacity and a line out alarm (for example 5000B)

C = Reel has 2 ball bearings in the spool or around the spool axle depending on spool design

CI = Reel produced for Independent dealers

C3 = Reel has two ball bearings in the spool plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse (the 7000C3/7500C3 reels have two ball bearings at the ends of the spool axle plus a third ball bearing around the crank shaft)

C4 = Reel has two ball bearings in the spool, one ball bearing in the level wind plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse

C5 = The reel has two ball bearings in the spool, two ball bearings in the level wind plus a one-way roller bearing for the anti-reverse

CB = Self-centering – disengaging level wind (for example 4600CB) 1980’s

CS = C stands for ball bearings, the S is short for "Sports", as in "6500C Sports Rocket

CT = Non level wind model

D = Direct drive - Drag works only when your hand is off the handle grips. (For example 5000D)

DA = Direct drive with palming side plate

DL = Deluxe = Gold plated model

GR = Graphite construction

HCL = The H stands for High-speed, the CL for ball bearings and level wind, as in "Big Game 6500HCL"

HS = High speed reel

HSI = High Speed with Infini spool design

HSN = High speed narrow frame reel

IAR = Instant Anti Reverse (for example 2500CIAR)

IVCB = Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake

J-speed = the "J" stands for Japan, the J-speeds (8000/9000/10000) are high-speed saltwater reels made for the Japanese market.

L = Level wind (for example 6500CL, 9000CL; originally used for the 9000CL and 10000CL to indicate that those models had a level wind.

LC = Line counter reel

LD = Lever drag reel

LDN = Lever drag reel with narrow frame

SP = Sprint 6.3:1 gear ratio

ST = Striper model

W = Winch 3.8:1 gear ratio
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 04:45:09 PM »

Thank you guys for your replies.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 08:49:01 PM »

Basto, is that reel about the same size as a 5000?  It's rare so I've never seen one.
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 10:24:43 PM »

EF means imported and sold by Japanese distributor Ebisu Fishing, I have seen a few with this EF decal I dont think it makes it rare.

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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 08:15:21 PM »

Basto, is that reel about the same size as a 5000?  It's rare so I've never seen one.
-steve

Hi Steve
It is the same size as a 9000,but is a single speed reel. 4:1
It was made for 12lb mono for IGFA Game fishing in 12 lb class.


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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 08:19:01 PM »

EF means imported and sold by Japanese distributor Ebisu Fishing, I have seen a few with this EF decal I dont think it makes it rare.

Cheers Glenn



Thanks Glenn
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 08:21:18 PM »

The side plates are all chromed brass and under the hood is nearly all stainless.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 11:00:20 PM »

It's beautiful Greg.... and pricey too.  I should have looked here before asking:
http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=7399.0
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