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Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by kycatman01, Jan 9, 2007.
I bought (2) of these reels. Has anyone had good luck with them?
I have two - if anybody want to trade Penns for Abu 6000's PM me!!!
I have and have had many of them and they always served me well!!!
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.
I have a lot of ABU's and  Penn for the price you can not beat a 6000
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I have a 5000 and 6000 both has serve well. I use the 5000 for bass and the 6000 for cats.
Looks like my Penn 320 will be trading homes with an Abu 6500C3. Nothing against the PENN, I just prefer Abu's.
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