Loud Clicker

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by dwreel, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    I'll be ordering a new reel shortly. I have Rock-&-Roll ears. If it isn't loud, I might not hear it. So, I need a reel with a LOUD clicker. Any suggestions? Certainly would appreciat it. Thanks guys.
     
  2. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    I recently purchased a Ambassadeur 6000. It has a nice clicker. I also have a Tidewater 30L baitcaster and it also has a loud clicker. I would suggest you go try some demo reels and make sure on which reel you would need. Hope that helps!
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I have an Abu 6000,6000c,and 2 6500cl3's and the clicker is pretty loud on all mine.I think it varies on reels,something with the 'clicker piece' bent more.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Dick,

    Most stores around have display's of the reels they sale. I would say your best bet would be to go "hear" the reels clickers. If you are unable to do that, The loudest I have heard have all been on saltwater reels.




    P.S. when are we going fishing agian, matbe next time we can visit some of the water closer to you.
     
  5. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    The loudest I have found are Newell reels. I've got a couple of 229-5's, and they could wake the dead. But they don't have levelwinds.. actually that's not a big deal after you use them a couple of times.

    Most Penns have load clickers, especially the 310GTI's and the 220GTO's.

    In Abu's, the 7000 on up are pretty loud, the 6xxx models are not so loud.

    Some of the Shakespeares have great clickers - the Tidewater 30L is pretty loud.

    Nothing beats "hands on" if you can get to a shop that has several on display.
     
  6. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Shoot fire, don't worry about the clicker. Put a brass bell on the pole and you will know everything there is to know about a bite. LOL
     
  7. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    the penn gt clickers are loooud
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    i have lost 60%of my hearing due to shooting without protection and running heavy equipment for the past 30or so years so i hear whear you are coming from bro try the ambasador 7000 i can hear mine pretty well
     
  9. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    loudest clickers i have ever heard are on Shimano Bantam 50's! the size and line capacity of them are in between a 6500 abu and a 7000 abu. they are a little less smooth than an abu and you need to thumb it more because they dont have the internal brakes, but they will wake you out of a dead sleep!
     
  10. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Shimano Charter Special 2000 LD clicker sounds louder to me than my Mitchel 4/0 or my Penn 5/0 345 GTI reel.Now think about it.For many of us,LOUD is not the problem.Many times it is frequency loss,or a combination of the two.What is loud for one may be quiet for another.I believe that the opinion of another is often useless when it comes to hearing.We are born different and constantly changing differently throughout our life where our hearing is concerned.I once had a Ear Specialist tell me that as far as they knew,the only people that hear exactly alike are the "Totally Deaf".Makes sense to me.I would try out anything that I am interested in.I wish you the best of luck.Please let us know what you decide on and how you like it after using it.Thanks,peewee-williams
     
  11. DTro

    DTro Active Member

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    I think the Abu 7000 is probably the loudest that I've heard. There are probably others.
    Coupled with the fact that it is a quality reel, I would recommend it.

    On a side note. If you ever want to get your (dozing off) partners attention, leave the clicker on when you cast:lol:
     
  12. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    My ABU 7000's are pretty loud. You could also try a copper bell.
     
  13. Amigo108

    Amigo108 New Member

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    a lot of ppl are saying the ABU 7000, has anyone compared this to a penn 209, i heard that the penn is a lot louder than any abu's.
     
  14. CBH

    CBH New Member

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    I have Penn 320's, 310's and a couple of the new 220's. The 220's are the loudest, and it's hard to beat the price of $55 each. :smile2:
     
  15. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    The Penn's I've heard have been loud.
    I have a PATCO 50 reel that is pretty loud (smoother than an abu, no plastic in it, and was cheaper too :wink:) ...
     
  16. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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    I have a Daiwa sealine-x that has a clicker louder than a Penn 4/0 senator.
     
  17. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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    It also throws farther than an ABU 6500c3 and holds 300 yards of 80lb super braid. One drawback (or benefit) is that it had no levelwind.
     
  18. bigredsbbq

    bigredsbbq New Member

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    penn 220 gto better get your ear plugs out this thing is loud
     
  19. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    The clickers on my penn209 reels are pretty loud
     
  20. BGRUMBLES

    BGRUMBLES New Member

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    Have to go with Abu Garcias here....but I will say the clicker on my 6000 is loud enough to wake me up from a deep sleep (know from experience lol) but the one on my 6500 is only moderately loud....best thing is like most have said...get to a tackle shop and pull out some line on em...check that way.