Abu Black Cat Fishing reel

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by fishnfwl, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Any thought on the black cat? Have a chance to pick 2 up for a decent price, any one use this reel? thanks[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Abu Garcia Limited Edition Black Cat Reel[/FONT]
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  2. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    :0a28:I have one. Suposedly, they were a catfish connection "Exclusive", as their web sit still claims this, so I dont know if Castaway Lakes got theirs form CC or not. The reel is okay, but If I had it to do over, I prob would have got a 7000. The Black Cat is just an expensive 6500.
     

  3. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    well I have seen them a couple different places ???? and have herd about the same, so I thought I would ask here thanks again....
     
  4. kingdawes

    kingdawes New Member

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    I was gonna get the black cat. Thanks for the heads up. Now I will just get the regular 6500
     
  5. catstalker459

    catstalker459 New Member

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    i have an abu 6000 and a abu 7000. i like them both. the black cat is a promo edition and its just a little overpriced. i think if it was me i would go with a 6500 or 7000 if u wanna spend a little. I also think u should look at the penn 209 and 309. they are a pure winch when u want to reel in the nice ones.
     
  6. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    I've got a blackcat on a Tiger Lite MH rod...I like the setup, but would go with the 6500iC3 and add a Power Handle to it....Or even better, the 7000iC3....But if you want to stick with the 6500, I would go with the iC3 w/power handle....Dwight
     
  7. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    I love the 6500C, I have several and they do the job well. Use mine for stripers as well as cats.
     
  8. catfishtonyd

    catfishtonyd New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I was thinking about getting one of the blackcats now I'm looking around again. again thanks.
     
  9. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    their only 8 more bucks than a c3 ,and u get a power handle and a cool paint job im getting one
     
  10. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    why do people scwalk about the price when thyr buying something thyll have the rest of thyr life? ive got 2 and love them, get one you wont be sorry. oh ya thyr are beautiful on the ugly stik cat rod
     
  11. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    well i think i am going with them, LOL can't beat the deal from a non fisherman that "WON" them in a drawing....... 5000 fisherman and 1 fella who don't fish (keep telling him thats what is wrong with him) wins the draw :roll_eyes: yes I bet they are good looking on that rod
     
  12. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    They are nice reels for the money.
     
  13. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Have one sitting on a Ugly Stik Catfish pole. Perfect setup for most cattin'.

    As for the price, don't forget it comes with a power handle which by itself is $10-$15....plus, until September, you can get a $15 rebate from Abu Garcia when you buy one.

    I think it's a good deal and am planning on getting another one soon.

    It casts really smooth, has a nice drag system, and is just an all around fine reel.