Baitcaster

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by fisherman94580, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. fisherman94580

    fisherman94580 New Member

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    What would be the best baitcasting reel to fish for cats up to 50 lbs., only wanna spend $85 at max though. thanks
     
  2. ohio catfisherman

    ohio catfisherman New Member

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    cant go wrong with a abu garcia 6500 in my opinion it performs well and will last a lifetime
     

  3. chuck99

    chuck99 New Member

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    I use my ABU C3's (3 4600 and 4 5500) for bass and stripers, but I use Penn 9 (2), 209 (3), and 350m (1) for cats. The Penn's are close to a winch and hold a lot of line, the 209's and 350.
     
  4. hnterrcc1951

    hnterrcc1951 New Member

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    i have 2 penn level winds, clean no pitting on them, holds 325yds 30 # test i think, its a winch, good drags, nice reels. 35.00 plus shipping. hnterrcc1951
     
  5. hnterrcc1951

    hnterrcc1951 New Member

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    sorry, thats 35.00 apeace
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    A Abu 6500 or Abu 7000.
     
  7. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    An Abu 6000 or 6500 will handle the load and will cast easier. I'd stick with one of them or even a 7000. Might just have to go a little over 85.00 on the 7000 though. I noticed in my local Wal Mart they were 99.00.