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Old school Abu 6500 c3ct.

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I needed a casting reel. I've had Blue Yonder's, and they're fine. I've had the green ct's with the mags. I didn't like 'em. I've built my own Abu's, but they're the newer style. And I have a ton of them.

 

So, I was at a stuck point. What was I gonna do? I was thinking other than Abu, and I didn't want to go that route. So, a couple of weeks ago, I was talking with my friend from Florida, who is the Abu old school aficionado, Jerry Foran.

 

I told him what I wanted, and Jerry knew exactly what I needed.

 

The end result is a 6500 c3ct with Abec 5 bearings, in the side plates! Not in the spool. And that is what i wanted. Old school, at it's finest.

 

When I get the time I'm gonna open it up, but that's not for today.

 

John, Surfslinger did a review on these reels awhile back. And he had all good news about these 6500 c3ct's

 

Some other goodies are the MK II frame, Japan power handle and a drive shaft bearing.

 

It sure is pretty!smile.gif

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Ouch Jimmy, that is sweet. When you are sick of it, no need to put it on the BST.

 

 

I'll take it!biggrin.gif

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View PostOuch Jimmy, that is sweet. When you are sick of it, no need to put it on the BST.

 

 

I'll take it!biggrin.gif

 

lol. I hear ya, Stewie. I usually keep 'em a year or so than move 'em on. I have one 7000I Pro Rocket, that I got from Capt Don. That I will never sell.

 

That reel has special story behind it. And probably this one, I'll keep for a while anyway.smile.gif

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View Postso that's why you sold your 7000B! biggrin.gif

 

That's a nice lookin' reel, I'll be second in line on the BST tongue.gif

 

Yea.

 

Did I see it at the SWE? There was a green 7000B sitting on the counter.smile.gif

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Excellentclapping.gifclapping.gif I love the old round bar CT frames, like on my 6500C3CT Sports Rocket. And Jerry's the best--I just sent him an Ambassadeur for a tune up.

 

Have fun fishing your new reel--she's beautiful.

 

And where's Surfslinger been?frown.gif

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View PostYea.

 

Did I see it at the SWE? There was a green 7000B sitting on the counter. smile.gif

 

Yup biggrin.gif That was mine, I was having steve put some new backing on it. 25yds 12lb ande and 280yds of 50lb braid. I heard you were there, I'm disappointed I didn't get to meet you, maybe next time smile.gif There was a lot of interest in that reel tongue.gif People kept wanting to know if i was going to jig the canal with it.

 

 

Sure was a nice match on the 10'6 Loomis they had there, but it's goin on a lami heart.gif

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