I got (2) Ambassadeur 6000 reels

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by kycatman01, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    I bought (2) of these reels. Has anyone had good luck with them?
     
  2. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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    I have two - if anybody want to trade Penns for Abu 6000's PM me!!!
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I have and have had many of them and they always served me well!!!
     
  4. dankitch

    dankitch New Member

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    Hey look JW another person that would gladly give up his Abu's for a much better Penn. I also have an Abu 6000 that I would trade for a Penn reel. I probally would throw the rod in too to even the trade if I have too.
     
  5. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    I have a lot of ABU's and [1] Penn for the price you can not beat a 6000
     
  6. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Why throw in the rod, LOL!!! You are already trading DOWN anyway, don't beat yourself, LMAO!!!Anyone that would trade a 59.00 reel for a reel that isn't worth more that 35.00 is crazy, LMAO!!!
     
  7. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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    Okay - I've been drinking while typing- I would trade my Penns for Abu's not the other way around. I started with several makes and models; settled on Abu's - 6000. 6500's of all flavors. Nothing against Penn fans, I just prefer Abu's - seriously, if anybody wants to swap a like new Penn 320 GTi for any flavor of Abu 6000 or better in like new condition, PM me and we'll set something up.
     
  8. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    I may be interested in that deal, have many abu's to choose from. Been wanting a Penn here lately, all this talk makes me want to prove to myself which one i prefer.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  9. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I have a couple and liked them so much I bought one for each of my uncles. Matched with a white Shakespeare Ugly Stick. A good combo for most of the fishing we do.
     
  10. k5camaro

    k5camaro New Member

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    i mostly have a 5000 series abu, and they have held up well so far.But the baitclick on the 6000 is also nice to have
     
  11. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Depending on the model of Penn, they are pretty cheap on eBay. Most would rather have an Abu or Shimano. I recently bought a Penn 209 off ebay for $17. No visible wear or marks on the reel except a slight scratch on one of the side p lates. Casts well too. My other 209 came from a pawn shop, $30, again, almost new, no signs of wear.

    As for the Abu 6000, its a decent reel for general catfishing.
     
  12. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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    Seriously, I have a like new PENN 320GT2, level wind, non-line counter reel I bought new at the Cabelas in Michigan back in Sept 06. Used it maybe 5-8 times. I paid something like $75-85 for it. I don't have the box any longer but I could probably find the owners manual. Thing looks and operates like new. I simply prefer Abu's and if somebody has an Abu 6500C3 or C4 or 7000 in similar condition; I'm willing to trade. PM me.
     
  13. micah5634

    micah5634 New Member

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    Iam just wondering why you prefer the abu i have a new abu 7000c3i and have been thinking about buying a new penn to try along side the abu to see which one i prefer is their somr reason you prefer the abu it may just save me the trouble and expense and having to buy a penn just to try.
     
  14. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Kevin and Micah!

    I do not think a person could go wrong with either Penn or ABU reels. They are both well tested in the field. Some reels just feel better to a person casting or retrieving. I just sold a 6600CL Rocket nothing wrong at all with the reel I just did not like the thumb bar casting. It just seemed awkward to me. Now I have a BPS catmaxx and a Roddy by Penn with the thumb cast that I do like and use a lot. But my best reels are my ABU 7000 and 9000 big game reels.
     
  15. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    Thanks alot, guys! They seem to cast well but I haven't locked into a nice one, yet. Wish me luck and the same to you all!
     
  16. catfishtonyd

    catfishtonyd New Member

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    I have abu 6000 and 6500 and 7000. I like them all. The 6000 cast just a far as the others. For the price I don't think you can go wrong. I would say something about the Penn reels but I don't think my Abu's are going the ever wear out.
     
  17. F1shermun

    F1shermun New Member

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    I fish with both Penn and Abu's. The Penn reels are nearly bullet proof but the lower end models dont cast well. I have found that the Abu's cast well and have a good drag for the money, but they require a lot of cleaning.
     
  18. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I have a 5000 and 6000 both has serve well. I use the 5000 for bass and the 6000 for cats.
     
  19. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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    Looks like my Penn 320 will be trading homes with an Abu 6500C3. Nothing against the PENN, I just prefer Abu's.
     
  20. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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