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Made myself a new custom Abu 7000 to play with.

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Sharing a picture of my new old stock toy I'm finally going to put into my rotation and use. Some of you might have already notice I like to play with Abus and seen my stuff on the BST before.

 

Anyways, this reel is a limited edition Abu 7000C Compact.. I think theres only about 500 pieces or so around. It's a high capacity 6500 size reel with a spool that resembles a Abu 7000, with the spool lip.

 

To keep the nice red aluminum sideplates in mint condition as they scratch easily. I changed the reel to chrome rocket sideplates.

 

Such a nice looking little reel in chrome.  :rav:

 

I love using my 5500s 6500s and 7500s.

Especially the 7500 because it has a lip to thumb.

 

This will be a fun fall season.

Us conventional users are getting less and less nowadays as more go spinning.  So just wanted to show a reel you might have never seen before.

 

It's not a direct fit replacement so please dont buy one then find out you need more parts to change things.

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50 mins ago, ooeric said:

Sharing a picture of my new old stock toy I'm finally going to put into my rotation and use. Some of you might have already notice I like to play with Abus and seen my stuff on the BST before.

 

Anyways, this reel is a limited edition Abu 7000C Compact.. I think theres only about 500 pieces or so around. It's a high capacity 6500 size reel with a spool that resembles a Abu 7000, with the spool lip.

 

To keep the nice red aluminum sideplates in mint condition as they scratch easily. I changed the reel to chrome rocket sideplates.

 

Such a nice looking little reel in chrome.  :rav:

 

I love using my 5500s 6500s and 7500s.

Especially the 7500 because it has a lip to thumb.

 

This will be a fun fall season.

Us conventional users are getting less and less nowadays as more go spinning.  So just wanted to show a reel you might have never seen before.

 

It's not a direct fit replacement so please dont buy one then find out you need more parts to change things.

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Looks cool, hows that  chrome hold up with scratches? I like the round reels..

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Chrome abu hold up very very well over time. The best actually, aluminum is light but easily to scratch up over time.

 

I have some reels that I've been using maybe 15+ years? And it doesnt scuff much.

 

You dont see it much in photos, but it's well used.

 

Big games come in second as it uses the same brass underneath as the chrome plates.  Its just a little more noticeable when the black rubs off and you see yellow under it.

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Happy to say I like the reel. The capacity is much more then a standard 6500.

 

Usually with 14lb trit, a baited cast, I unload half the spool. About 250 yards total.

 

This one leaves me with 2/3 left to use.

So I'm eyeballing around 330-350 yards or so total on spool.  

 

I noticed when loading line, 2/3 full, it was the same size as a loaded 6500 spool.

 

Will definitely use this reel more this season. And sidelines my 6500s temporarily.

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1 min ago, ooeric said:

Happy to say I like the reel. The capacity is much more then a standard 6500.

 

Usually with 14lb trit, a baited cast, I unload half the spool. About 250 yards total.

 

This one leaves me with 2/3 left to use.

So I'm eyeballing around 330-350 yards or so total on spool.  

 

I noticed when loading line, 2/3 full, it was the same size as a loaded 6500 spool.

 

Will definitely use this reel more this season. And sidelines my 6500s temporarily.

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So 14 pound mono dumps line? 

I have 65 pound braid on my big game:shock:

Is there a middle ground? 

Can't fish 14lb but would love to cast that. 

An option is for me to buy another spool i guess....

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4 mins ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

So 14 pound mono dumps line? 

I have 65 pound braid on my big game:shock:

Is there a middle ground? 

Can't fish 14lb but would love to cast that. 

An option is for me to buy another spool i guess....

This reel is the middle ground between a 6500 and 7500.

 

I dont want to downsize to 12lb on the 7500 to have capacity.

 

You cant just buy this spool either cause the frame is a whole different design from the 6500.  The diameter is much larger. And why it looks like a 7500 spool.

 

It's a fixed axle spool, not inboard bearings. 

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12 hours ago, ooeric said:

 

This reel is the middle ground between a 6500 and 7500.

 

I dont want to downsize to 12lb on the 7500 to have capacity.

 

You cant just buy this spool either cause the frame is a whole different design from the 6500.  The diameter is much larger. And why it looks like a 7500 spool.

 

It's a fixed axle spool, not inboard bearings. 

I was thinking about getting a spare spool for My big game 7500 and trying 20 pound mono 

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15 hours ago, ooeric said:

Happy to say I like the reel. The capacity is much more then a standard 6500.

 

Usually with 14lb trit, a baited cast, I unload half the spool. About 250 yards total.

 

This one leaves me with 2/3 left to use.

So I'm eyeballing around 330-350 yards or so total on spool.  

 

I noticed when loading line, 2/3 full, it was the same size as a loaded 6500 spool.

 

Will definitely use this reel more this season. And sidelines my 6500s temporarily.

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Seems like that reel offers the best of both worlds of a 6500 and 7000, nice!

 

I like conventionals and baitcasters best myself. 

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15 hours ago, ooeric said:

Happy to say I like the reel. The capacity is much more then a standard 6500.

 

Usually with 14lb trit, a baited cast, I unload half the spool. About 250 yards total.

 

This one leaves me with 2/3 left to use.

So I'm eyeballing around 330-350 yards or so total on spool.  

 

I noticed when loading line, 2/3 full, it was the same size as a loaded 6500 spool.

 

Will definitely use this reel more this season. And sidelines my 6500s temporarily.

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how far you can cast 11/2 oz  or 2 oz lure?

what is beter for long casting,leverwine or no leverwine ?

i use casting reels only for troling,never cast with them.

can you cast every one ?

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12 mins ago, snag777 said:

how far you can cast 11/2 oz  or 2 oz lure?

what is beter for long casting,leverwine or no leverwine ?

i use casting reels only for troling,never cast with them.

can you cast every one ?

Almost every casting reel is usable but different applications and user skill. Even a 9/0 size is castable. Lol

 

For lures if you like abu, a 3500 4500 or 5500 size with a levelwind would be good to play with.  

 

You also have a mountain of low profile reels from all brands.

 

But general concept is, the lighter the lure.  A smaller lighter reel with lighter line does better. You cant expect a reel made to throw 4-8oz to cast 1oz well.

 

The reel I show in this thread wont work well for 1.5oz, spool is too big or heavy. If you want good distance.

 

A non levelwind works great for distance but loses some convenience when reeling in. A good levelwind can achieve on par distance.

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