6500 black cat quick question

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by ohio catfisherman, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. ohio catfisherman

    ohio catfisherman New Member

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    this might be a dumb question but i planned on purchasing 2 abu garcia 6500c3 and then yesterday i seen the black cat which i think looks awesome my question is if they are the same exact reels just the one looks cooler
     
  2. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    The black cat comes with a power-handle, the regular 6500's don't.

    And yeah, the cat edition does look way cool!

    Either way, make sure you get the newer reel's with the "new and improved carbon matrix drag".
     

  3. ohio catfisherman

    ohio catfisherman New Member

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    thanks so nothing else is different besides the handle
     
  4. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    The black cat is, for the most part, a new, black c3 with a power handle. I bought one the other day. It's beautiful. if you buy one, you won't be disappointed.
     
  5. anakin

    anakin Member

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    Can someone link me to a page that shows pics of this reel. I got some extra money & thinking I could use another ugly cat/abu garcia combo.
     
  6. anakin

    anakin Member

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    Just found the reel at CC while i was doing some shopping for this seasons khales & some 1 & 2 oz no rolls.

    Very nice looking reel, but why anyone would buy this instead of the Penn 310 gti which is in the same price range, I dont know. I own a 6500 cl3 , it was my first flathead reel & holds a special place in my heart, but after getting my hands on a Penn, theres simply no going back.

    Havent posted on the board in a while & thought i'd stir the pot a little.
     
  7. flatheadsteven

    flatheadsteven New Member

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    i just got mine that i ordered bout a week ago.its an awsome lookin reel. i cant wait to get out there and catch a big ole flathead on it.
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Ya they are the same exact reels, The Black Cat just have a power handle.