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Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by kmcalester, Dec 15, 2008.
What's a better reel a C3 or BCX?
I like the plane jane 6000 that you can get anywere. the c3 doesent impress me enough to see paying that mutch more. id rather find a cheep 6000 and throw in the carbotex drag. the bcx i belive are the china made el cheepo.
These Stats might help you make your desision.There is a few more than you asked for,But its all good:wink:
All BCX series reels have four stainless steel ball bearings for smooth performance, and have a Corrotech treated Instant Anti-Reverse for longlasting durability.The BCX reels feature an Anti-Distortion Spool (ADS) that wont torque under a heavy load with the 5.3:1 gear ratio designed for tough fish hoisting.
Model No. Ball Bearings - Config. - Gear Ratio - Line Capacity - Price
5600BCX (1120891) 4 -Right Hand - 5.3:1 - 12/205 - 59.99
5601BCX (1138571) 4 -Left Hand - 5.3:1 - 12/205 - 59.99
6600BCX (1120892) 4 -Right Hand - 5.3:1 - 14/245 - 64.99
6601BCX (1138572) 4 -Left Hand - 5.3:1 - 14/245 - 64.99
Smooth casting action of two stainless steel ball bearings in the C3. Fish with confidence knowing you have a stainless steel roller bearing to deliver the solid hooksetting power of Instant anti-reverse. Available in right and left hand retrieves. The Ambassadeur® C3 comes standard with a six pin centrifugal brake, chemical nickel coated levelwind system, and the new Carbon Matrix Drag System.
Model No. - Ball Bearings - Config. - Gear Ratio - Line Capacity Price
4600C3 (1115453) 3 - Right Hand - 5.3:1 - 10/170 - 84.99
4601C3 (1115454) 3 - Left Hand - 5.3:1 - 10/170 - 84.99
5500C3 (1115455) 3 - Right Hand - 5.3:1 - 12/205 - 84.99
5501C3 (1115457) 3 - Left Hand - 5.3:1 - 12/205 - 84.99
6500C3 (1115458) 3 - Right Hand - 5.3:1 - 14/245 - 94.99
6501C3 (1115460) 3 - Left Hand - 5.3:1 - 14/245 - 94.99
7000C3i (1119547) 3 - Right Hand - 4.1:1 - 17/325 - 149.99
Hope this helps.Read the differences and the bearing count and you'll find the answer .:wink:
Kenny, you are the man, the reason I ask, because I have a chance to be 2 of the BCX for $60 bucks or 2 C3 for 475 bucks, really nice.
If you can get 2 C3 for 75,,I'd jump on the deal,If you have the $$ go ahead and get the other 2 as well and you'll be set Bro..:smile2::wink:
To me the c3 is worth the extra bucks.
Bill in SC
dont get the bcx reels, I have know several people who have them and they did not last long.
I own a Abu 6000 and 6500C3 both are great reels.
not nockin abu iv always used abu got the 6000 and i think the 4400 and my buddys dihard penn hes a tool and die maker we took them apart and the penns are made stronger and better then the abu's i went to get a new real and bought a penn just because the way they r made. just for a piece of advice
Some penns have bigger gears and stuff , But that does'nt make them any better,Because some ABU'S have the solid brass gears and better drags now than they ever had.and stand right beside them if not ahead. IMHO:wink:
I have a friend the loves the Penn Roddy 175, I have never used one, I still have these Okuma 302L, and they are ok.
Whats up Kevin,This Reel below:embarassed: This is what shape they came in. Tell your Friend to treat it like a baby,because after a few large fish the same thing might happen to his.
Yeah my son ordered 2 of them Thru EBay and all he got was 1 of the reels came with the handle and drag wheel all loose and the nut that you tighten the handle with was missing,level wind got stuck to one side.Gears inside were messed up,You would not have believed it Man.He tried to get a refund ,But it didn't pan out( over seas seller:angry the second one here is starting to come apart on him now as he reels in; the gears slip sometimes. He got took bad.He ordered 3000yrds of 30#PLine and never got it eitheroooh:Thats why I will not buy any equipment online;Has to be NEW:wink:
sorry to hear about your bad ebay experence kenny. I have had pretty good luck with ebay, you have to look at the feedback % were the item is shipping cost read neg feedback to see why and if they take pay pal. pay will insure your purchace up to $1000 I believe for free.
the roddy on the other hand is JUNK from what ive read on here and is not made by penn its made by master and they some how got penns name on it.
CatHunter; Yeah,I heard that Penn give that reel to them and maybe other models to build, My son bought this stuff and got took.
Thru PayPal; I'll buy small stuff like sterling silver penants/charms of catfish , dragon flies , crawfish and stuff like that,which I'm going to inlay into the Grips on a rod pretty soon.But when it comes to my fishing equipment, I'd rather have the manufactures warranty on the product:wink:
I have had great luck on ebay also, but I only buy new fishing equipment online.
6500c3 enough said!:wink:
bcx's are junk. They should'nt be allowed to wear the abu name badge. It speaks for itself to see that they're sold in blister packs in the fishing isle. While the real abu's are in the locked cabinet.....
The ABove prices are ABU direct priceing, Suggested MSRP is slightly higher..60.bucks is a good price..( which one did you lose? )catfishermen...
As with Kevin, i've also had great luck on E-Bay. I've bought many old Mitchell reels for my collection and I haven't been taken yet. That doesn't say the i'll get bit in the future.