Abu 6600

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by goingfishin, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    Can anyone tell me if the 6600 reel is good for catfishing. I have two 6500 and like them alot but I want the spool release to be in front of the spool so I can cast with one hand.
     
  2. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I think the 6600 will make a good catfish reel.
     

  3. joadb

    joadb New Member

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    i just bought one-i love it.
     
  4. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I didnt want one because its easy to hit the button when setting the hook on a fish...not a pretty site from what I hear.

    -Jim-
     
  5. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    That does'nt matter if your thumb on the spool. I have an old one. I like it. I dont have a problem with setting the spool free on hook set. I love the fact i dont have to cross over to free spool it.
     
  6. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    There isn't any difference between the 6600 reels and the 6000/6500 reels except for the release button. They all use the same running gears and parts. Some of the 6600s have the 6.3to1 gear ratio, instead of the 5.3to1, but then again, so do some of the 6500s. Some like the bar release, some like the push button. Just a matter of opinion which flavor you like.