Just getting started into this here catfishing and accumulating some equipment. I'm finding the 6000 model less expensive to buy; both on here and Ebay, than the 6500c and 6500c3. All made in Sweden, of course, and all used. I have a like new 6000 and a 6500c3 sitting side by side, all spooled with braid waiting for 2 TWC rods; (BTW, Jeremy, where's my rods?) Just kidding. Anyways, both reels look identical; same line capacity, gear ratio of 5.3:1, same bait clicker; so what's the difference? Is it simply because the 6000 isn't made anymore? Looking forward to your sage advice.