Abu E5600

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by GMC FishHauler, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    Anyone have an opinion on the Abu E5600. A buddy of mine is selling his prettyy cheap and i wanted some info before i buy.
     
  2. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Hum that reel dont look to good to me, its a little ugly to me. what do u intend to use the reel for?
     

  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Its an interesting looking reel. I've never seen one and don't think its on the Abu website. There was one on ebay a while back. They sold for over $150 new. It appears the internals are different from the 5500 and regular 5600. As a 5600, it should have a 6.3:1 ratio. Try it our, check with reel repair shops to see if parts are available. If its less than $40, it may be worth taking a chance.
     
  4. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    I agree if they were cheeper their might be a few more running around. I bought a used e6600 of e bay and ill say they are different. but good luck finding parts, probaly have to get them directly from abu. they did change them and now are sold as a pgs instead of eon and they might not have the 6000 size(I havent seen them). the main thing I dont like about them is the levelewind doesnt move when casting. See if he'll let you try it out n see if you like it.