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February 3, 2009
3:03 am
Pineyfishmagnet
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Is there agood casting abu reel? or other kind, good bearings. any suggestions ? thanks

February 3, 2009
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Me no likeee abus. Really poor drags and can't go in freespool when you need to-no thumbar.

February 3, 2009
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Ron,

I personally don't have one, but have heard good things about the Abu Record..

February 3, 2009
2:37 pm
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I have an Abu Record, and overall, a good heavy duty reel, however, a common problem with them, which I found out later, is that clutch arm, that is used to depress your casting line, will and does wear out quicker than normal. I recently had mine repaired , and found out through the guy that repaired mine as well as other "hunters" that have one, that this is a common problem with them. But, like I said overall a good reel to have with big baits ( cowgirls ) , etc.

Sometimes you've got to "jiggle' it, and sometimes you've got to give it one big
"jerk"
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February 3, 2009
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I've gone through 3 records. They're garbage!!! The cheaper C4 I've had better luck with.

ITS NOT THE SIZE OF YOUR BOAT
ITS THE SIZE OF WHATS ON YOUR BUMPBOARD!
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February 3, 2009
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DaveC wrote:
Me no likeee abus. Really poor drags and can't go in freespool when you need to-no thumbar.

dave the new low pro abu revo toro has a thumbar an 22 lbs of drag.more than enough to subdue our toothy critters.its there saltwater reel.im picking one up an from what ive heard its a tough little reel an the drags are very smooth. If your at the meeting ill show you it see if you likeee.
tim j

February 3, 2009
4:48 pm
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I'm an Abu junkie and love them. Own 6500 CS Pro Rockets, Blue Yonders, C5 MagX, etc... The C5MagX is great for casting plugs and has a thumbar!

However, all of my experiences are SW/Surf Fishing related. Using Calcutta's and other boutique reels in the surf is senseless. They get full of sand and salt and can go bad fast even with frequent cleaning. The Abu 6500's rule the salt.

DaveC, If the drag is set right you shouldn't have to worry about throwing the reels into freespool. But then again, a big muskie smashing a plug at the boat may change my mind on that topic... ???

February 3, 2009
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Mike D wrote:

DaveC, If the drag is set right you shouldn't have to worry about throwing the reels into freespool. But then again, a big muskie smashing a plug at the boat may change my mind on that topic... ???

Mike with my muskie fishing I fish a locked down drag and move the fish fast. I don't want the drag to slip at all and if the musky needs line I give it to him/her via freespool. Big fish and tight covers with drags that give will cost you muskies in my opinion and while I love my Abus for the salt I hated them for musky. None of my reels locked down enough. I don't own any with a thumbbar and since I didn't it is almost impossible to go into freespool without backing the spool up first. I know some guys like drag and don't fish locked down and probably love Abus but I am a TE and Luna man when it comes to musky. The next fish could be the fish of a lifetime and I wouldn't want to have my drag slip on the hookset or worse yet have her take line and dump me in the weeds.

February 4, 2009
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Thanks alot everybody! im checking out all aves. my vast hick fishing career was with spinning, and old habits are to kick! i bought one of those curado 200dhsv or somethin like that to see if i could use it. anyway just pickin your brains. thanks again.

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