Abu Garcia 7000

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by AzHeadHunter, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. AzHeadHunter

    AzHeadHunter New Member

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    Hey folks,

    I've been reading some of the treads on here about the Abu Garcia 6500 and 7000. I've seen a few threads stating that these reels can be modifed or up graded to make them perform better for casting and reeling.

    Well I have 2 Abu Garcia 7000 not sure what model but it say's "High Speed" on the reels and there made in Sweden. Can any one give me some suggestions on modifications I can make on these reels to get better performance out of them. I read some where that you can change the bearing on them? Thanks your time and info would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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  3. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC JD. Jackpot!!!
     
  4. Iowa_Josh

    Iowa_Josh New Member

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    You'll get quite a boost by doing the drag but that isn't casting. I don't think anything really helps reeling but you'll get a big boost by adjusting the brake blocks to suit you and a proper cleaning and oiling. Different weights of oil will make it faster/slower.
     
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  6. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    mikesreelrepair.com has some upgrades. Bearings, drags, ceramic pawls, and even a kit to add a bearing on the worm gear.
     
  7. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    The mikesreelrepair is in Canada, would you by chance know of anybody in the U.S. so it wont take forever and a day for parts to get here....?
     
  8. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    I ordered from there and it didn't seem to take any longer than other places I order from that are in the U.S. In fact I think I got my order from there faster than I did from a U.S. based company that I ordered on the same day.
     
  9. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Ok, so I just order 1 spring from a supplier in Texas, and 2 from a supplier in Canada. I am just trying to make sure I get one by Friday, we will see.

    I just know I am not going to be sitting on the bank any longer and my clicker break and not be able to fix it!

    If anybody else needs 1 in a pinch, just look me up.

    The model reel is the 6600 BCX, yes, I bought one of the low end retail reels. I was desperate to try it out...

    And NO, I dont have any complaints about it, except I have to wait at least 2 - 3 days for a part!
     
  10. Spider

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    Welcome to the BOC, Mr. JD.

    Thanks for the links, Kenny
     
  11. WaltonsMountain

    WaltonsMountain New Member

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    I've read that the 7000 models are strictly made in China... is this true? I'd like a 7000 but i'd like the craftsmanship of a swedish made reel.
     
  12. Iowa_Josh

    Iowa_Josh New Member

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    The high end reels still are made in sweden, I believe. There are a lot of used ones out there too. A lot of parts made one place, assembled in sweden too.
     
  13. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    check with snagged2 he does a lot of modifying, and he is from arizona also
     
  14. alton

    alton New Member

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    I have a 7000iCS Pro Rocket made in China and I could not imagine the quality being any better.