I checked at the local bait shop and he had three Abu Garcia reels. 6000 Red- $79.99 6600 Blue;gold- $109.99 not sure what model the other was, but it was for $99.99. The guy at the store seemed busy with people so only thing i could ask is which was better for catfish. He said all was made for catfishing and the one for 100 bucks had the most cranking power. Im sure all three is a very good reel considering i've heard nothing but good talk from Abu Garcia reels. Do you guys agree with going with the reel with more cranking power or the one that has a little more speed reeling (6600), or maybe the 6000 model is just as good also?