Question Abu Garcia 6500 TC

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Blacky, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Just got one of these reels and it looks and works great!!!

    In the box, there is a sealed package that contains 3 items.

    1. oil

    2. wrench/screwdriver

    3. 3 little white things. What are these for? Do you guys know what I am talking about???

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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    Those are centrifugal brakes. They help reduce backlashes when you cast. They go on the side of the spool.
     

  3. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Guthooked, thanks for the quick response!!!

    Do I put them in now??

    Is it already in my reel??
     
  4. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have never used them, I just throw them away when I get an abu reel.
     
  5. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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    Stock ABU 6500C3 reels will come with 2 white plastic blocks attached. These blocks come in 3 weights; white (heaviest), Black (medium), blue (lightest). These blocks snap off and on.

    You do not have to use 2 of the same kind at one time. One only, can work well as part of your reel tuning process, and will not throw the spool out of balance.