6500 C3 or TCCF

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Terry Day, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Terry Day

    Terry Day New Member

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    I looked at both of these today at Cabelas. They have two of each which is what I want to buy.

    Does anyone know the difference between the C3 ($72.95) and the TCCF ($79.99)? The TCCF has a power handle on it but the star drag does not look like it would be as easy to adjust while fighting a big ole cat.

    The clerk said that the TCCF is a discontinued item and that they can not and will not get any more.

    Also, what kind of line should I use to fish the MO River? Braided or Mono?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    price diference is probably due to the handle, if its being discontinued id say a lot of other people had the same drag issues you spoke of.
     

  3. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    The TCCF is a C4 with a slightly lower gear ratio - 5.3:1. The power handle is a VERY good improvement. The paddle handles stink when it comes to cranking in heavy weight and large fish.

    /Scott
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have both of those reels, and prefer the TCCF..Just because of the handle.
     
  5. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

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    i have both as well well actually a few of both.
    personal expereince go with the tccf longer cast and smoother retreive. and 7 dollars difference thats not bad where i get mine they are 20.00 more. good luck in your decision
     
  6. Vacatfisher

    Vacatfisher New Member

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    the tccf should have a levelwind bearing if i am correct...which will allow longer casts.....
     
  7. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I have both and just added a power handle to the one.
     
  8. Terry Day

    Terry Day New Member

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    Thanks to all who responded. Looks like I'll be strongly considering the TCCF.