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First time going for distance with my First abu 6500 mag elite

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Well I went down to the football field behind my house on saturday with a 9ft tica and a 10ft tica (10 ft is not a casting but a spinning reel) With the 9 ft I was consistantly casting 100 to 105 yards with a three ounce pyramid sinker attached. With the 10ft I had a 4 ounce pyramid and maxed out at about 130 to 135 yds. I was pretty happy with the results especially using a medium grade rod and one was a spinning rod I thought I would mess around with. Also happy do to the fact that the reel is a level wind and I have a feeling the without it I may be able to get even more distance. I was wondering what I could do to max this reel out. I know there are something you can do with the cog wheel. I would like to add a clicker on one side plate I have ordered for bait fishing. Any suggestions would be great. I have searched this site and googled it also but I am so unfamiliar with conventionals and pimping them out it is hard to get a good start. I fished them for a long time just never really paid that much attention other than making sure I don't end up with a birds nest in my hand. Thanks for the help! Also I was thinking about a 10'6 or 11' rod. Where should I point my focus without breaking the bank.

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I put a bearing levelwind kit(27$) in mine and picked up some yards. I have been throwing that real for 2 years and feel I get the most distance by increasing the mag( 4-7)and reducing the spool tension (some spool knock).

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You can always check out Mike's Reel Repair, but it can get pricey with the current value of the dollar compared to over the border. I would go for the dual bearing at the worm gear with the idler cog bearing. In addition, I would definitely add in the ceramic pawl. I think Mike throws in the upgraded line guide when you buy the dual bearing worm gear. As for the clicker I am sure that slide mag with be in the way if I remember right.

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It alread has the dual bearings i just need to upgrade the Cog wheel. I just ordered stuff from mike. It is ashame I have a ton of Canadian money laying around from being up there and also just picking up in loose change. I would love to know where I would be able to cash that in at.

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