The ABU Garcia VRTC66-5 is a veritas series casting rod with a lightweight design and superior sensitivity. This rod features a spiral carbon core construction that provides a significant increase in the break strength. In addition to this, the rod comes with a high density EVA handle for added comfort and titanium alloy guides with SiC inserts to ensure a balanced rod.
The casting rod has a micro reel seat hood design that allows an improved reel fit. Also, the Texas rigged hook keeper makes this rod suitable for all bait applications.
Constructed From 30 Ton Graphite
– For a Lightweight Balanced Design
Designed Using Spiral Carbon Core Process
Micro Click Reel Seat Design
Titanium Alloy guides w/ SIC Inserts
– For a Lightweight Balanced Rod
Extreme Exposure Reel Seat
Texas Rigged Hook Keeper
– For All Bait Applications
Rod Length: 6’6″
Rod Power: Medium
Rod Action: Fast
Handle Type : A
Rod Handle Material: EVA
Number of Piece: 1
Line Rating: 8 – 17
Lure Rating: 1/4 – 5/8
Rod Blank Material : Graphite
Number of Guides: 10
From 1921 to Today
In 1921, by the river of Mörrum in Svängsta, Sweden, Carl August Borgström founded AB Urfabriken. The company manufactured pocket watches, telephone timers and taxi meters. Borgström was a brilliant craftsman with a talent for light precision engineering; skills he had acquired during his years in the Halda watchmaking factory.
Unfortunately, World War II caused a sharp decline in the demand for taxi meters. Undaunted, ABU redirected its skills toward the development of precision fishing reels used by anglers the world over. That’s why Abu Garcia later received the honor of being chosen “Purveyor To The Royal Swedish Court,” a distinction bestowed upon a select group of manufacturers for consistently exceeding its highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.
Abu Garcia’s influence on the sportfishing community is unmatched. The company remains firmly committed to maintaining its industry leadership position by providing anglers everywhere with the highest quality, most innovative products.
Significant Abu Garcia Milestones
1921 – AB Urfabriken is founded as a watch factory in Svängsta, Sweden
1941 – The first Abu Garcia fishing reel, the ABU Record® is introduced
1952 – The world famous Ambassadeur® reel is introduced
1954 – Abu Garcia® unveils the Ambassadeur® 5000 at the New York World’s Fair
1955 – The ABU 444, the company’s first spinning reel is produced
1956 – The ABUMatic® is introduced
1965 – The Cardinal® spinning reel makes its debut
1977 – The ABU museum is opened in Svangsta, Sweden
1984 – The company name is changed from ABU to Abu Garcia when a company distributor in the US called Garcia was combined with ABU
2006 – The Revo® low profile baitcast reel takes the angling community by storm
2009 – Abu Garcia releases the V-Series of rods with the Vendetta® and Vengeance®
2010 – The first Revo spinning reel is introduced with Revo Premier
2013 – The Revo Low Profile Family is completely redesigned to be lighter, more compact and more powerful