Help with Abu 6500 "Pro Rocket"

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Salmonid, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    A friend can get me a pretty decent deal on one of these ( New) but it looks like a standard 6500 to me, can anyone tell me the difference in all the 6500 models, ( Ive got the Catfish and Carp Tourney models) there needs to be a spec sheet or something and would make a good Library add.

    Retail is ~$119 on this one.
    Im torn between the 7000 and the 6500 for a heavy Flat/blue reel
    Thanks, Salmonid
     
  2. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Whoops, my bad, retail is about $99 on this one, I did see where Cat Connection has it for $89 with a nice reel bag to add with the rebate. Thats looks like a good deal. Ill have to see what my buddy can come up with on price.

    Salmonid
     

  3. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    they are the same size as a regular 6500, but have 1 less bearing than a c3 model, and have the clicker switch on the sideplate instead of on top. also have "dual casting control" knobs. nice looking reel, but i think that side clicker would be causing me problems.
     
  4. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    The reel is black unless it is the chrome rocket. It has a gold color spool and gold color star drag. Dual cast control and cast better than the regular C3.