NEW Abu 6500 TCCF "Blue Cat"

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by JPritch, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Yep, got the new Catfish Connection catalog and couldn't find the "Black Cat", but they now have the "Blue Cat".

    I now understand when I hear some people talk about those Abu reels being addictive and having to get each new "special" edition.

    Does anybody have a picture of one? Catfish Connection website hasn't updated and couldn't find anything on the web or on Abu's site.
     
  2. nitronostrils

    nitronostrils New Member

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    Joshua I just compared the specs from the '07 catalog versus the '08. It seem to be a spitting image except for the body color which is blue. What shade of blue I don't know.
     

  3. Katfishing Cajun

    Katfishing Cajun New Member

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    Look on the back cover!
     
  4. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    You all are right, and great catch there Shane!
     
  5. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    ya im glade i got my 2 that are black the only thing i like to be blue is my music :big_smile: :cool2:
     
  6. bigtater

    bigtater New Member

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    Its a shame they dont come in chrome.
     
  7. joadb

    joadb Member

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    you aint lyin there!!!!!!!
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    All these reels are great reels, they have the new carbon matrix drag washers, as well as a more durable level wind, so does the reg 6500-c3
     
  9. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    They do. Abu has the 6500 Chromes. They are not cheap though. :wink:
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    What??? A Mellon sighting?:wink:
     
  11. veryama1975

    veryama1975 New Member

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    Thanks for the heads up about Catfish Connection. I was going to buy a Black Cat from Castaway Lake for $99.95 but if it's $10 cheaper on Catfish Connection I'd rather get it there even if is blue. Actually I think I'd like blue better...easier to see at night:)

    Have you guys done business online with Catfish Connection before? Any problems? Can't be too safe these days.
     
  12. Douglas Foster

    Douglas Foster New Member

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    I've dealt with Catfish Connection several times, buying reels and gear. Always a very positive experience. I had a bad experience with Castaway and I WON'T ever deal with them again. Doug
     
  13. veryama1975

    veryama1975 New Member

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    Thanks Doug. You helped me make up my mind. I'll be getting my reel from Catfish Connection.
     
  14. farmer

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    I think Steve Brown has them at catfish safari tackle shop. He is a BOC sponser. I dont know if he has them on his internet site but he has them if you call him. He is a great guy to do business with.
     
  15. veryama1975

    veryama1975 New Member

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    Thanks Josh. I'm going to send him an email & ask him about it.
     
  16. farmer

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    You can learn a lot from him. If you have any questions I would ask him if you talk to him. He has taught me a lot I know that.
     
  17. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    buddie ofm mine got one last year. its exactly the same. just black.
     
  18. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i thought it was a catfish connection exclusive?
     
  19. farmer

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    I dont know. He said he got some to take to the KC sports show.
     
  20. catfishsafari

    catfishsafari New Member

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    Yes !! I have Black Cat Reels in stock. I have Blue Cat Reels on order. As soon as I get them I will post some pics.

    By the way they match the blue wraps on the Catfish Safari Blue Cat Rod Perfectly:wink:.