Ambassador 6000

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by BigTattoo, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. BigTattoo

    BigTattoo New Member

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    Okay. I can guarantee that everyone is going to think that this is a stupid question, so bear with me. I read around on the forum, and I saw that people were talking about Ambassador 6000's. I've searched around the web to see one and read the specs. I can't seem to find it. Does it exist, or are people talking about a 6500 when they say 6000. If they do have a 6000, does it have a bait clicker?

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    BigTattoo
     
  2. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Here's a few pics of a 6000 with a baitclicker. :0a26:
     

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  3. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    I think I saw that picture on E-Bay!!! I've got two, and they are absolutely wonderful reels.

    Ray
     
  4. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I currently have 5 of them, but I think I've had a total of ten of them. I like them just as good as my Abu 6500's.
     
  5. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I have a few of the 6000's and 6500's. Those are great reels and are tough. I have had several large flats and blues with them and no problems. I have them spooled up with Power Pro on 7' Quantum Big Cat Rods(heavy).
     
  6. BigTattoo

    BigTattoo New Member

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    Now those were fast replies! So can anyone tell where to find them, and are they still made or do I have to find one used?

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    BigTattoo
     
  7. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    ON Ebay a guy who owns a store called "Omaha Fishing Supply" sells them. I usually get mine for as low as $27! Yes, $27. Before him, I used to always get them from Walmart.
     
  8. Bigun

    Bigun New Member

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    I got mine at Wal Mart seems like they were around $60. I thought the 6500 had the heavy duty Single knob handle.
     
  9. BigTattoo

    BigTattoo New Member

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    Thanks for all great help. I'am still searching for them are the 6000's the smallest with bait clickers? I havent seen any 5500's with bait clickers.

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    BigTattoo
     
  10. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Tattoo, I think you are right about the 6000 being the smallest abu with a baitclicker. What are you going to use it for? I've been fishing with a couple of them for a few years, but they are a little light duty for a cat much over 30 pounds. (just my opinion) The reason that I say this is they don't hold enough of a large diameter line for several big runs, especially if you are casting far and the water is deep. The other reason that I say this is that the drags on the ones that I've been using doesn't seem to have enough Ummph to really horse those hogs. Vern
     
  11. BigTattoo

    BigTattoo New Member

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    Vern, Almost all of the catfish that I catch are what I call eaters :). With the bait size that I use dont think I'll hook anyting that will over power the 6000.
    Also the biggest line I use is 25 pound Big Game.


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  12. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Big Tattoo, the 6000 ABU should hand any fish up to 25 or 30lb spooled with that size line. Although the 40lb blue cat and the 30 lb flathead that I caught today were caught on a 2 inch threadfin shad. So small bait doesn't always mean small fish. I'm not trying to talk you out of the ABU, I love them myself. Although for the same money you can buy a 309 Penn. Good luck. Vern
     
  13. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    I did a search for this place and found nothing but ill keep looking thats pretty cheep
     
  14. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    found it its co.
     
  15. MUDHOLE KID

    MUDHOLE KID New Member

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    Abu makes a 5000CA which has a clicker.I bought 2 of them off e-bay last year and sold them again.Super nice reels but small line cap.There newer model reels,gun metal gray.They also make a 6000CA model. :D
     
  16. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    I own two 6000's they are spooled with 20lb line and are set out with big bait right along side my bigger reels. I have caught flatheads in the 40's on these two reels and they performed great. If you go much over 20lb mono, line capacity might be a problem. The 6000 is the same size and line capacity of a 6500, they are the smallest abu's that I would put 20lb line on. Because of the narrower spool on a 5000, loaded 20lb line and on a 7ft rod I can cast most of the line off the reel. Now Vern is right you can't just horse a big cat in with them, but let the drag do it's job and the reel will handle a big fish.
     
  17. Mr Phatkat

    Mr Phatkat New Member

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    The 7000 is the one with the single knob handle..I have a 6000 but i mainly use 6500 c3...I dont find a whole lot of difference with them though. I had a 7000 and i have 2 6500c4's which are my favorite.
     
  18. BigTattoo

    BigTattoo New Member

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    Okay. Let me get this straight. The 6000 and the 6500 is the same physical size. I haven't seen a 6000 in person. I just assumed that it was smaller than the 6500. Now, if I remember correctly, the 6500 is physically smaller than the 7000. Correct? I wish I could just go to the store and hold them all in my hand at the same time, but then again, I'd probably end up bringing them all home. I was fishing with a 5500 before, and the line capacity wasn't quite enough. The drag was actually fine for everything that I caught on it. That's why I want to upgrade for more line capacity and for the bait clicker. I just don't want a big, huge reel.

    Man, I've just got to say, this site definitely does what it's supposed to do. The replies and answers I've received were straight to the point. I guess that's why I just can't stop coming here. Great site, great people, great info, very timely.

    Thanks,
    BigTattoo
     
  19. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    KS.... He has a reconditioned 6500c3 for $32 right now.
     
  20. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Yes the 6000 and 6500 are the same size..Only difference is the 6000 has bushings, and the 6500 has bearings..I dont notice much if any difference in the preformance of the reel.
    In fact I like the 6000's better because they are red :D