My new reel ABU-GARCIA "BLUE CAT"

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by BLACK MAC, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    Anyone else using this reel... I will attach some pics. I bought it from catfish connection dot com

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    MANUFACTURERABU GARCIA - SWEDENSERIES NAMELIMITED EDITION "BLUE CAT"MODEL NUMBERAMB 6500TCCFSTYLE OF REELBAITCASTBAIT ALARM/CLICKERYESDRAGCARBON MATRIX (35% STRONGER)BEARINGS3 STAINLESS STEELGEARINGHIGH PERFORMANCE CROWNED BRASSSPOOLALUMINUM, V-SHAPEDANTI-REVERSEINSTANTLEVEL WINDYESPRE-SPOOLEDNOSPOOL CAPACITY245 YDS/14#OTHER INFORMATION6 PIN CENTRIFUGAL BRAKE SPOOL CONTROL,POWER HANDLE, TITANIUM LINE GUIDE, 5.3:1RATIO, BLUE/CHROME COLOR WITH ENGRAVEDCATFISH, 11.3 OZ., MADE IN SWEDEN..THIS IS A CATFISH CONNECTION EXCLUSIVE,
     

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  2. bearcat

    bearcat Member

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    I got myself one last week. They are sweet reels. I think it would look mighty good on a black and blue custom rod. I will have to look into the rod soon.
     

  3. 45CATFISH

    45CATFISH New Member

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    GREAT LOOKING REEL LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF IT.
     
  4. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    I will definitely keep you updated... plus I may be fishing with some of you in the future...
     
  5. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    I just recently bought the Black Cat from Steve Brown at Catfish Safari. Though I've only used it a couple of times, it's an awesome reel!
     
  6. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Nice reel! What kind of line you gonna put on the baby?
     
  7. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    Well... I have been using Cajun and Ande (green envy)... but I'm open to suggestions?
     
  8. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at hat reel yesterday on teir web site. they are offering it on sale for $110. I believe.
    If I hadn't got a Abu 6000 for my 10' Kat King rod that would be my reel.
     
  9. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    80 lb Power Pro on mine.
     
  10. badams

    badams New Member

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    Really nice looking reel. I just dont care for the level wind on it. Those I've tried seemed to really hamper my casting distance?
     
  11. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Finally I find out who took my name, nice info on Abu also.
     
  12. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    looks like a fine looking reel
     
  13. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice reel, Troy I love Abu reels. Welcome to the BOC, Troy.
     
  14. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Ordered my pair of new "Blue Cats" TODAY!!! That will bring my arsenal of Abu Garcia up to six. I have 2 5500cs, 2 6000s, and now will have the 2 6500 'Blue Cats" . I should be well set with reels for many years to come. I am anxiously awaiting their arrival as I paid the extra $5 for them to rush.
    Bill in SC
     
  15. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Good choice. I have a couple of Big Game 7000's. I just might have to add a Blue Cat aswell. :wink:
     
  16. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Hey Troy. Any Abu Garcia reel is a wise investment in my book. Enjoy the new reel and have a great year of fishing!!
    Tight lines my BOC brother.:0a18: Mark..
     
  17. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Have you tried the PRO ROCKET series of Abu Garcia reels? I have a 6500 Chrome Rocket that casts like a dream and believe me it's super smooth!!
     
  18. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    I agree... it's been a great investment... I'm very happy with it and thanks for your comments.
     
  19. BLACK MAC

    BLACK MAC New Member

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    I will check it out... thanks
     
  20. crab

    crab New Member

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    Nice looking reel! I have a couple abus and love them. Im looking at a new RCN60HC its a good looking reel too.