Changed mind again

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Big Ben, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Big Ben

    Big Ben New Member

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    Well awhile back I said I was going with the Penn 209 I changed my mind and decided to go with abu 7000. I do have a question though what is the difference between the 7000i, 7000ic3, and the big game series. All help and reccomendations greatly appreciated
     
  2. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    The 7000i has instant anti reverse and bushings

    the 7000ic3 has IAR and bearings

    not sure about the big game series
     

  3. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    I don't know much about those two reels. I would reccomend looking at the Pflueger Contender G50HS trolling reels. Their right about the same price range (around $70.00) & have the best drag system I've ever seen. The reccomended line capacity is 40lb/430yd & have a 3.6.1 gear ratio. I believe the weight is like 19.6oz. This is just another reel you might want to look into.



    J
     
  4. Big Ben

    Big Ben New Member

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    correct me if I am wrong brad but I would guess that the bearings are better than bushings
     
  5. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Yes, bearings are best!
     
  6. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    correct, bearings are smoother then bushings, although most can't tell a difference
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Buy the 7000c3i and you want have to look back. Great investiment and should last a lifetime. Outstanding performance.:big_smile:
     
  8. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Get a Penn 220gto and never look back.. bearings, great drag system and alot cheaper than Abu... But then again I like Penns..