Got new Abu Garcia 6500TC today

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Bill in SC, May 28, 2008.

  1. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I will report on it after this weekend. It sure looks nice, and is smooth, as are most Abu Garcias.
    Bill in SC
     

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  2. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bill, what does the TC mean?
     

  3. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    The TC is for 'Trophy Collection'. (I think) I am planning on collecting some trophies with it anyhow! :) It differs from the normal 6500 in that it is 6.3:1 retrieve. There is also an older version that is a TCS, and I'm trying to figure out what the S stands for. Anybody?
    BB in SC
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    AT one time there was many trophy collection reels being made, each with a fish engraved on the side.

    TCC=CATFISH
    TCS=STRIPER
    TCT=TROUT

    aND SO ON, I think there was 6 different fish in all
     
  5. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    nice looking reel !!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. iabowhunter

    iabowhunter New Member

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    TOO COOL!:big_smile:

    Sweet looking reel Bill! Where did you pick that one up at? I may have to get a red one after I get a blue one.
     
  7. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Sweet looking reel now don't buy them all up. :smile2: I am thinking of adding another one to my collection myself.. :wink: Good luck with it...
     
  8. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Wise investment! Nice looking reel for sure. Can't go wrong with the Abu Garcia reels. Thanks for sharing the pic of the reel. Hope you catch a big OL' Cat on it!!!!!!!!:big_smile:
     
  9. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    iabowhunter: I got this one off eBay for $66 from harleerod. They retail from Catfish Connection for $84.50, and harleerod has them on their website for $99.
    Bill in SC
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on your new Abu 6500TC, Bill.
     
  11. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Sweet looking reel Bill! :cool2: Congrats on the new addition! :big_smile:
     
  12. ThaBear

    ThaBear New Member

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    The TCS reel was for Salmon, the TCST for Striper, the TCCF was catfish, TCM was Muskie, TCCM was for carp. The difference between these and the TC model is the TC has the 6.3 ratio and the designated fish models have the 5.3 ratio retreive. All the reels internally are the same except for the side plate for the pictured fish.
    I have been converting all my 6500C to TCXX models as I could find them. Only missing the Catfish model and seems they are hard to find at a reasonable price. Good luck with the new reel. ThaBear