Finally got my dream reel

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by payton350, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. payton350

    payton350 New Member

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    Today I went to bass pro shop with my gift certificate that I got from the inlaws and got me the abu 6500, boy these things are truly marvels of worksmanship, they are beyond what I am use to, man are they smooth, the clicker is strong and loud, and they just look completley awsome, she looks real sweet on my catmaxx rod, it took me a couple of months to acquire this set up but it was worth it. I went ahead and spooled it with 65 pound power pro braid. I can't wait to get out on the river.
     
  2. jdward

    jdward New Member

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    Congrats! One of mine is set up exactly the same as yours Aarron. I'm sure you are gonna love it! Haven't had any problems out of mine. Having something nice to fish with sure makes those long slow days fishin go by a lot easier:wink:!
     

  3. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    NICE RIG-its gonna get it:big_smile:
     
  4. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Congrads on your new set up.Hopefully you'll be able to hit the waters somewhere to at least try it out.
     
  5. alton

    alton New Member

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    Congrats! You made a great decision. The #65 Power Pro is also a good choice. I have two 6500's spooled with #65 and they both cast great. I used #50 at first, but I had a few problems. As soon as I switched to the #65 I have never had a casting problem. Since you are fishing in a river, I assume there are snags,rocks, and debris around, I would recommend using mono for your leaders. Good luck.
     
  6. Payton 350,

    Welcome to the B.O.C. and congrats on the new set-up

    sTRICTLY Catfish
     
  7. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    congrats and good luck on the upcoming season !!!!!
     
  8. Sonny Kemp

    Sonny Kemp New Member

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    Peyton I recently bought one of those too.I also appreciate quality workmanship.Like Justin said,it sure is nice to have something good to fish with.Im a fullblooded redneck and every now and then I reel mine in to just see if it really is that smooth.:big_smile: Hope you enjoy it.
     
  9. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    You'll like that setup man. You can't go wrong with a 6500. I have several friends that have them and they are very nice reels, I go with the 6000's b/c they are cheaper and hold just as much line. Be sure to post a picture of that first biggun' you catch on your new rig!
     
  10. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Congratulations on a fine set-up. Your ready for anything now!!!!:big_smile:
     
  11. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    i run 5000s, 6500s, as well as 7000s, and the 6500 is by far the best in terms of castability. I couldn't help but get out to the reel shop and get a power handle on mine and now i love it even more. congrats on getting your dream reel.
     
  12. payton350

    payton350 New Member

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    I ordered my power handle before I even got the reel because I have one for my other reel and I think they make a big difference.
     
  13. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Aaron congrats on the new reel setup. It will serve you well. I look forward to reading about your new PB on that reel.
     
  14. MAX1955

    MAX1955 New Member

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    Nice setup, you won't be disappointed, I have a couple of the same setups. I was given a gift card from bass pro for Christmas, I've been looking at the shimano baitrunners.
     
  15. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Thats a sweet setup, congrats.
     
  16. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I repped you for your GREAT choice in the 6500 reel. You will never look back now! :big_smile: I'm slowly building an arsenal of these reels! What Wes said is also true. The 6000 is also a GREAT reel, and for some odd reason, all my 30+ pound fish this year have been caught with my pair of them! Weird how when I get a big fish on, it's usually the 6000, when I have the rod holders filled with mostly 6500s. :eek:oooh: If I primarily fished deep water, and/or lakes and reservoirs, I'd go with the 7000 for their extra line capacity. The 6500 suits my Pee Dee River needs quite comfortably.

    Bill in SC
     
  17. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats I have a Abu 6500C3 and I love my.