6500 and 6600

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by eric2006, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. eric2006

    eric2006 New Member

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    whats the difference between these reels??
    I noticed that the 6500 is higher price then the 6600.
     
  2. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    No idea,but someone will know.
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Not alot..They are the same size reel, I think the 6600 might have a higher gear ratio...I cant tell much difference in the two.
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I use both and I dont see much difference.
     
  5. bigbigjoe76

    bigbigjoe76 New Member

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    the 6500 is a C3 reel. it has a push button spool release, comes with 3 bearings, and has a 5.3:1 gear ratio . the 6600 is a C4 reel. it has a thumbar spool release, comes with 4 bearings, and has a 6.3:1 gear ratio. both reels have the same line capacity. for ppl that don't know, the extra bearing on the C4 is located on the line guide worm gear.
     
  6. catfish4fun

    catfish4fun New Member

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    the 6600 will not tighten down on rod, reel move around when you have a big fish on more junk from china. leave it to a good company to want more money and send mfg to china to f&&& it up
     
  7. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    There are a variety of different 6500 and 6600 editions out there, the model numbers themselves differentiate whether it is a push button release (6500) or thumb bar (6600). Beyond that, differences in color, gear ratio, etc exist in both, but they are basically the same reels with just a hand full of parts that can be mixed and matched to create the different editions of each model.
     
  8. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Thanks for this valuable information
     
  9. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    You got that right,Bro..

    you can go thru tackledirect site above and see several type of each reel;

    more or less bearings, with or without thumb bar & level wind, handles, gears and you name it, on and on..you just have to research too see all the options..:smile2: