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Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by kc river kid, Nov 25, 2008.
what is the bait casting reel of your choice? for catfish
and add pic if you can.:big_smile:
Penn model 209 and Ambassedeur 6500C, 7000C are held in high esteem. They
are basic round reels with good drags that are very durable. Easy to find
parts for and well supported by old companies. Many anglers will
accept nothing less and suspect any claims of another design being better.
I have a terrible time casting my penn, but its a tough, low priced reel with a supper loud clicker. My abassedeur 5000 I can cast a long ways with no problems. Its a good reel but no clicker.
I have the ABU 6500's, 7000's and 9000's. All great reels just with different fish in mind when I use them.
6500-c hands down end of story:confused2:
If he fishes the Mighty Mo then I would think bigger than a 6500.
yep thats half of it the other is current and sinker/bait size. imo 5oz plus bait is pushing the border for a 6000 size abu, so for targeting 40# and under with current that current that can easily be tamed by 5oz or less a 6000 size abu would be going with me. when the current is cooking and im after bigger fish a 320 sized penn or a pflueger contender g30 is a must. the two in bold are my go to choices they are the best in there class size/price. id probaly say pflueger trion 66 if i owned one but they cost a little more, so i dont yet own one. If i were to start my collection all over again it it would be all pfluegers reels and catfish safari rods!
I have trion 66 and it is a sweet one to own. It is on a Fenwick HMX 7' 6" xfast tip( heavy action). With 30lb mono spooled it is a great set up.
I use shamanos on my 5 tournament rods. But they are pricey, for the money you can't beat the abu's from the 6000 on up :cool2:.
Well Said Brandon.
That is how I have my reels set up. My 6500's are my channel rods, which is means mainly lake and pond fishing. I do use them at times on the creeks and the big creek or I guess it is a river in some parts the Kaw. Then I have my 7000's set up for current and flathead fishing. The 9000's is set up for real nasty locations that needs extra attention. (nasty jams or places that I know is holding something real big). The rods are the same The 6500's are on the Catfish Safari Channel rods and the 7000's and 9000's are on the Flathead rods. I played around some with the Pflueger trion 66 but I did not like the spool release button. I guess it is just the way I hold the reel at times. I hit the button a few time when fighting a fish and they got off.
I use the Shakespeare Tidewater with a 6.5 ft berkley Big Game 1 peice rod. Economical and it gets the job done.
I have a 7000 abu, a couple penns, and a shimano calcutta 400! My penns are alittle harder to cast but are workhorses. The 7000 abu I havent got to use yet but have used others and are very nice reels. I use the shimano for channelcat fishing and its my favorite baitcasting reel.
the 7000 iC3 , if your gonna spend the money Alan, and you want a big reel for the Kaw and Mo, this is your reel. :wink::big_smile:
Keith Cabela's is out of the 7000's I was there Sunday night for the VIP party and they said that they do not know what the deal is with them. Might be something new coming in or it might go to order only.
well for x-mas im ging to get a pen 209 and 7000 iC3 with 2 king kat 8' foot rods thx guys. the rods are not the best, but good for the money.
Bass Pro has them Dan, and theyll match Cabelas price. Thats where I got mine. :big_smile:
Cool, the guy at Cabelas was sure a new one was coming out or it was going to be online order only. I will keep BPS in mind, I for get about them at times.