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Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by CatMaster23, Jul 9, 2007.
Which one do you prefer Penn or Abu?
I pefer Abu. They have been good to me.
depends on were and when im at.
I own some of both. Never had a problem with either. My favorite is the 7000c3. I like it for performance and line capacity, and its easy to work on.
I'm an Abu man...and stick with what works for me,smooth, dependable reels. One of my fishing buds is a Penn man...he has several that were handed down from his father that he still uses today. His Penns have caught numerous big fish over the past 40 or so yrs....tough.
It's a matter of choice...try one of each as you start your collection and go with what works for you.
Parts are easy to get for both so which ever one you decide on will be a good choice.
I own both, well my Penn 320 hold more lines than my Abu 6500. but sometimes I like to use Abu for better casting than Penn. Depend where I fishing at.. I love both.
You can't go wrong with either one. That being said, I prefer the Abus.
both have been proven repeatedly it all boils down to preferance , i am the most confident with my penns for tough going and it all boils down to confidence when to lock up with a brute . I'll sacrifice the extra distance i gain with my abu's (which is not much ) for the pure muscle of my penns .
I have tried both the abu 6000&6500, also ive used the penn 209,
Here is what I've gathered
Greater casting distance
Easyer to cast for beginners
More like a "winch"
Greater line cap.
Less cranking power
Lower line cap.
Less cranking speed
Harder to cast for beginners (trust me, I started on the 209m)
Hope this helps you
For me Penn for ocean fishing. Garcia for catfish.:0a22:
Due to a life time of fishing both fresh,tidewater and saltwater,I bought Penns.Never had a regret.I can say the same for Zebco 888's and 808's.I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
I have used both ABU and Penn. I thinks it is more what you get used to first. They both make great reels. I prefer ABU's just because to me, they cast easier.
Davey I'm new too. So decided twas better to pick one model just for the KISS principle. Got 3 ABU 6000 units, no regrets.
can't go wrong with either
Abu's for casting artificial bait,old Penn's for fishing with bait in both fresh and saltwater.
abu and catfish is one of those accidental perfections in life.Kind of like peanut butter and jelly or bean soup and cornbread----it just works!!!
I own both. ABU are a bit easyier to cast but I prefer the built like a tank penns
well lets see..........................PENN!!!!!!!!!
Same here Ed1. Penn for the big ones.
I like both reels for fishing.