Abu Garcia 5000, First Impressions

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by rich-online, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    I got a used Abut Garcia 5000 reel yesterday, and my first impression was that it is a small reel. If I'm not mistaken, it will accommodate approximately 100 yards of 20# monofilament. This should be fine for the bank fishing I do.

    The thing that impressed me, however, was the spool braking system. I'm used to using a old-fashioned baitcaster, which requires the use of an intelligent thumb to prevent birdsnesting. When I set the spool tension as directed in another post here (sorry, I haven't been able to locate that again), I found I only needed the thumb to keep the line still while casting.

    I'm looking forward to trying out the reel after the rockfish season begins.

    -- Rich
     
  2. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    Congrats :big_smile: Abu reels are just easy to cast with their centrifugal brakes.
     

  3. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    Congrats on the new reel. Abu Garcia's are great bank fishing reels.
     
  4. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Congrats Rich your going to love it.