What year did Abu Garcia start putting the carbon matrix drag in their 6500 series?

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Bill in SC, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Abu Garcia start putting the carbon matrix drag in their 6500 series reels? I just obtained a "like new" 6500 c3, and the foot is marked '05. Just wondering if I might upgrade the drag, if it did not have the carbon matrix.
    Bill in SC
     
  2. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    I know this one has them.

    New For 2009
    Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6500C3 Inshore Baitcasting Reel
    • 2 Shielded Stainless Steel HPCR Bearings
    • 1 Corrtec treated Anti Reverse Bearing
    • Carbon Matrix Drag System• Syncronized Levelwind
    • 4 pin centrifugal brake
    • Centrifugal Spool Control
    • High torque stainless steel gearing
    • Anti-distortion spool
    • Line Out Alarm (clicker)
    • Made In Sweden





    Model Line Cap.
    Lbs/Yds Gear Ratio Weight
    6500C3 Inshore 14/245 5.1:1 13.4 oz $189.99
     

  3. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    i believe it was 06, they are the different looking ones, i believe if they look like the older ones they probally have the regular drag.
     
  4. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Abu's press release about the new carbon matrix drag is dated 5/30/06, so it has to be sometime after that.
     
  5. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    look at the spool, the 6500 c3 with the "hour glass" spools have the carbon matrix drag from late 06-early 07 and on.
    i have several 06's with "straight" spool, older drag. when they upgraded the spool is when they put in the carbon matrix drag system