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Not a big fan of the 7000c3

Posted by gyozadude
on Jul-27-04 4:32pm

(In reply to: one of Ron Arra's old faves... posted by scooterfish on Jul-27-04 12:30pm)

In that size range, I tend to favour Penn. The Jigmaster is stalwart, bulletproof, a cinch to mag, and never fails, IMO. I have a Tekota, Calcutta, Quantum Big Irons, yadi, yadi, but for $120 for the Abu 7000c3, I'm somewhat disappointed by it's performance. It's nothing like the feel of the smaller sized reels and it seems too nice and pricey to really deserve the type of trashing I'd dish out with a Penn.

For the bigger sized fishing for rays exclusively, I'd recommend the Jigmaster 500L as an entry level reel that's go. No bearings to muck around and lube all the time. No levelwind. Nothing. Just remember that for comfort get a casting rod with uplocking real seat and enjoy the comfort of gripping soft foregrip material while thumbing the line back and forth. Otherwise, be prepared to grip cold, stiff reelseat threads.

Redfish and I were talking about this at Berkeley, and he made a very astute comment about how I was using the two rigs that pretty much would cover any sportfishing situation at the Pier. One was a heavy 3-8 oz heaver rod with Jigmaster 500L. The other rig was a stiff med-fast action 8 1/2 ft salmon casting rod for 1/2 - 2oz and Abu 6500c3. Now if Red says that to you, you know you've got the right casting gear.

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Current thread:

Shimano Talus reel vs. Abu 6500?   toejamb - Jul-27-04 10:49am
Re: Shimano Talus reel vs. Abu 6500?   skipnstones - Jul-27-04 11:01am
Never heard of a Tallus reel   gyozadude - Jul-27-04 11:26am
Correction: CATALA reel. (Oops)   toejamb - Jul-27-04 11:33am
Can't go wrong   Nufo - Jul-27-04 11:41am
Agreed   pescare - Jul-27-04 11:43am
400 has a clicker, that's why I 86 'ed my 300, EOM   Red Fish - Jul-27-04 11:47am
That's Good To Know....   Red Fish - Jul-27-04 11:45am
I like the metal line guide   dompfa ben - Jul-27-04 12:27pm
I would reccomend that one too over the Catala...   Red Fish - Jul-27-04 1:25pm
Err:   Red Fish - Jul-27-04 1:26pm
or even more tragic...   dompfa ben - Jul-27-04 1:33pm
that is why I tie mine down   tizod - Jul-27-04 3:56pm
Prefer the Abu 6500c3   gyozadude - Jul-27-04 11:49am
That's what Ebay is for   Nufo - Jul-27-04 11:58am
Or you can be like G-dude and myself   Nufo - Jul-27-04 12:01pm
Tackle Ho self-restraint   gyozadude - Jul-27-04 6:36pm
G-Dude ???   Sinker - Jul-28-04 3:28am
The Abu is the best bargain :-)   Red Fish - Jul-27-04 12:02pm
Good choice gyoza, I followed you recomm. before   sethook - Jul-27-04 12:04pm
BassPro.com   1014 - Jul-27-04 12:11pm
mmm very tempting, thanx 1014   sethook - Jul-27-04 12:19pm
i actually tried to convince myself...   1014 - Jul-27-04 12:35pm
which one did you buy?   sethook - Jul-27-04 12:47pm
i went 10000   1014 - Jul-27-04 12:54pm
I would like to know too...   Red Fish - Jul-27-04 12:14pm
about the 7000C3   sethook - Jul-27-04 12:23pm
one of Ron Arra's old faves...   scooterfish - Jul-27-04 12:30pm
Not a big fan of the 7000c3   gyozadude - Jul-27-04 4:32pm
the Red 6600CB ON SALE **GREAT DEAL**   sethook - Jul-27-04 1:07pm
Wow, you almost sold me on one!   Red Fish - Jul-27-04 1:30pm
I just ordered a 9' Whuppin Stick + 6600CB :))   sethook - Jul-27-04 2:01pm
great deal set hook!   1014 - Jul-27-04 2:11pm
Re: I just ordered a 9' Whuppin Stick + 6600CB :))   Heretic - Jul-27-04 2:46pm
I like the Whuppin Stick   fatfish - Jul-27-04 3:20pm
Re: Never heard of a Tallus reel   1014 - Jul-27-04 12:49pm
Personnally, I'm a Penn tackle ho! ;-)   StripeSideChaser - Jul-27-04 1:04pm
Thanks all. Very helpful and informative ;-)   toejamb - Jul-27-04 1:52pm
Penn is a great fanclub to be in.   1014 - Jul-27-04 2:22pm
Neither- Go Penn   DSRTEGL - Jul-27-04 7:50pm



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