Abu Garcia 6501C4

hi guys, was looking at the Abu Garcia 6501C4 (lefty).

looks really good (to me) but actully have no idea about it.

wanted to get it but ofcoz not before getting some advice from anyone

here who has been using overhead reel. the price for the unit is $186.

is it worth its buck? reason is becoz my daiwa 100TSHL(still under warranty)

is damage (worm gear not spinning) and the repair would cost the same

price as buying a new unit. any advice are most welcome.


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sweet reel

Tue, 2008-10-07 06:17

i've got a couple of 6500's (C4 and C2), they cast a treat and are simple, strong and reasonably priced. as testament to the construction, my C2 accounted for a 17kg yellowfin tuna last trip to Coral Bay - i was impressed. Get one.

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thank you for the info.

Tue, 2008-10-07 10:57

thank you for the info. (guess i will be picking it up after all)

 

any other input by users of 6500's are still welcome.Smile

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Worm drive not working?? How

Tue, 2008-10-07 15:38

Worm drive not working?? How old is the reel? Im sure replacement parts are not that expensive. Bring it in and I'll have a look at it. Might even have suitable spare parts.

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PM sent. thank you.

Wed, 2008-10-08 09:52

PM sent. thank you. Smile

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ordered, cant wait for it to

Thu, 2008-10-09 23:20

ordered, cant wait for it to arrive and load in some lines and get them wet. hopfully with a reasonable fish on the other end of the line.

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6500's

Sat, 2008-10-11 11:39

Im originally from the UK where 6500's are very popular. Ive got two and they cast the same today as they did 15 yrs ago. Easy to maintain, easy to use, very reliable.

My only advice is to make sure they pair up nicely with the rod. I use 15lb - 18lb mono on mine for casting.

I still cant get into the kg system here, bear with me :(

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I"VE GOT IT! I'VE GOT IT!!!!

Tue, 2008-10-14 22:14

I"VE GOT IT! I'VE GOT IT!!!! and has loading it with 12lb mono. will be heading down to ocean side tomolo or the day after to pair it up with a rod... any advice now on the rod will always be welcome. 

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Thinking of tryin one of

Thu, 2008-10-16 19:02

Thinking of tryin one of those myself,you paired it up to a rod yet otoshi?Are the overheads any good with braid?
Sid

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hello sid, no, have yet to

Thu, 2008-10-16 19:19

hello sid, no, have yet to have to to bring it into the shop to pair it up with a rod due to school work loading up as exams r coming. not too sure about overhead with braid as i am new to fishing. but have read somewhere that mono will be better if use for casting with an overhead. gotta check with your local tackle shop or Oceanside about that.

personally, i find myself able to cast better with a overhead. 8/10 of the cast with an overhead, i hit where i want. and i just feel more comfortable with one over the spinning. no idea y. even at the beginning i have made tons of 'bird's nest' with it. but once u get the hand of it, its smooth as ice. (just my own opinion) Smile