Abu Blue Cat Vs Abu 6500 c3

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by anakin, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. anakin

    anakin Member

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    Other then the larger handle & color, what other differences are there?

    I notice on catfish connection they mentioned Blu Cat reel having high performance brass gears while the c3 has 5:3:1 high performance gears. Is there a difference ?
     
  2. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Dont thik theres any difference
     

  3. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    They are exactly the same reel. Unless you want the nifty graphics of the Blue Cat reel, I'd just get on ebay and find a good deal on a couple of regular 6500's and then buy the power handles for $17 each. I've seen the 6500's sell for $40-$50, add in a couple of handles, and the possibility is that you can get two good reels for the cost of one Blue Cat or less.
     
  4. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Yeah i had the same post about a a month and a half ago... same reels different colors and handle...i still got it though....:wink: ... i to noticed the different description but i think they are just trying to sell it though...I like to try and stand out from the crowd....LOL>..................:cool2: ... not to show off but just different...:smile2:
     
  5. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    There's absoulutely no difference in the gears. The only difference is the handle and the color of the endplates.
     
  6. anakin

    anakin Member

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    Anyone know a place that may have a Black Cat still in stock?
     
  7. mustad1

    mustad1 New Member

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    buy it- it is awesome!!!!
     
  8. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Gonna buy two! I like different, too.
    BB in SC
     
  9. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    I just replaced all 5 of my 6500C3's with the new Blue Cat reels. Not because there was any difference, but just because they go better with my Catfish Safari Lake Rods... :roll_eyes:

    Not sure what I'm going to do with the old 6500C3's yet, they may end up on eBay soon... :confused2:
     
  10. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    i think safari has them getum while u can i got 2 and very happy wiv them :big_smile: :cool2:
     
  11. bearcat

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    If catfish safari doesnt have them , I know catfish connection still has the black cats in stock.

    Dont forget that abu has a mail in rebate on reels right now. I think on the bluecat it is 15 dallors. That brings the price of a new reel down to the price of a used reel from someone else.
     
  12. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Dont think there is a differnce
     
  13. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    I don't think there is a difference...
     
  14. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I dont think there is a difference nethier, the only difference I see is the color.
     
  15. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I wrote John at catfish Connection about the rebates on the Blue Cat reels. he said:

    "The blue cat is not a C3 or C4, so the $15.00 rebate do not apply. However, the $10.00 rebates do apply. We will send you copies of the rebate. Please make sure that you make a note of it on your order."

    Bill in SC
     
  16. anakin

    anakin Member

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    ..................com emailed me back & says they dont have anymore of the Black Cats. I emailed catfishsafari but still have not recieved an email back from them.


    catmankev says he has a friend who has a like new Blackcat that he didnt like very much. I may take it off his hands.
     
  17. anakin

    anakin Member

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    website that was censored in my last post was .................
     
  18. anakin

    anakin Member

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    c@tfish connection *