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abu 6500 cs mag

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was looking to see what your thoughts were on this reel , what kind of distance can i get from it ? and is there anything i should know about it ? rite now just started useing it , seems to cast real nice.

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Great distance like the Penn 525 mag, and about 5 ounces lighter. I swapped out the 5.3:1 and put the 6.3:1 gear in it . That Abu does it all!

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Originally Posted by smallbatch9 View Post

you get better distance on a non magged reel ??



Of course! And even better distance on a non level wind, non magged reel! Unless you're a competition distance caster. But that's a whole different animal!smile.gif


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Originally Posted by smallbatch9 View Post

if you don't use a mag..........then what controls the speed of your spool.......please don't say thumb and distance in the same sentence here......



My friend, when I learned to cast a Penn 155 in the early 1970's, the spool was controlled by feathering it with my thumb! I still use these reels and other conventionals, and still feather the spool with my thumb. Now, with the Abu's I use the cast control knobs to control how i want my spool to act on a cast. But 9 out of 10 times folks backlash their reels when their plug/weight hits the water and the spool runs on. smile.gif


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