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10-12-2003, 05:15 PM
Picked up some nice reels on E-bay 3 abu 7000 for 127.00$
2 of them 100% 1 need's some work they come from the west and have seen only fresh H2O.
Any imput on rods for these reels mainly striper fishing from boat ( medium priced) 7' ? I don't need a high profile rod something reliable
10-12-2003, 06:41 PM
You got a great deal on those reels. The middle one looks like it has small handle. Is it 6500? I have never seen 7000 model with small handle before. If it is a 7000 you can get a power handle from Abu-Garcia. 7000 comes with bushings, not bearings. 7000c comes with bearings. I just have finished lubricating several Ambassadeur reels for next year. If I were you I would take them apart and soak them in WD-40 and get the complete cleaning. The reels look great in the picture.
:p :D :-% :-%
10-12-2003, 09:21 PM
I just bought a st croix 7' premier, around $120.00, last month for my abu 6600. I love this rod, it casts 1-3 oz plugs a country mile and is as light as a feather with a comfotable trigger reel seat. The only bad point is that it's graphite and will break if nicked or stepped on. I also have some 7' ugly sticks I use for chunking. They're cheap and almost indesdructable, but don't perform as well as the st. croix
10-13-2003, 08:26 AM
I've been looking for one of those for awhile, checked Ebay once in awhile to see if any were available.. nada. you lucked out...being in the right place at the right time . Maybe I should check it more often--124-3 I wish I bought one 10yrs. ago when they were plentiful,now I am kicking my butt for not doing so!
10-13-2003, 08:40 AM
what is the advantage to bait casting reels over spin reels? i have a new in box garcia 2650 from my grandfather's store, should i set it up for stripers? or is it too small? would i want to use a bait casting from shore, or just from a boat?
also, they have a gracia 3600 on sale at overstock.com
10-13-2003, 08:47 AM
The advantages : line capacity... and also ..hands on reel,no need to take hand away from handle to adjust the drag when fighting fish . One more thing...I think they last alot longer than spinning reels.
10-13-2003, 12:47 PM
10-13-2003, 01:22 PM
do bait casting reels work well from shore?
10-13-2003, 01:56 PM
Oh yes they do! I was at Herring Cove Beach(Ptown) a few weeks ago , the blues and stripers were a little out of reach for spinning reel crowd. I took my Penn Mag980, can cast that a good distance (3oz.Atomizer), I could reach them, then came along a guy with an Abu 7000c3, he could cast his plug WAAAYYY further than I could:eek:
10-13-2003, 01:58 PM
cool. is my abu 2650 too small for bass? i think it might be a freshwater reel (ie smaller fish)
10-13-2003, 03:20 PM
For surf fishing, consider the following reels.
Ambassadeur: 6000, 6500 & 7000.
There are lots of different models within the same numbers depends on either old or new models, number of ball bearings, gear ratio. level wind or non-level wind, etc. etc.
Please check Ambassadeur web site for more info.
10-13-2003, 05:17 PM
Hatterasoutfitters.com is also a good web site dealing with baitcasting in general esp. abu garcia upgrades. I've probably added 50' to my distance switching to conventional for the big plugs. I've yet to master casting anything under 1oz. though even with the casting controls.
BTW, Tica also makes some good inexpensive casting rods.
10-13-2003, 10:11 PM
Daiwa Heartland rods are tough and bulletproof...have the 7.5' 2 pc and I use it here and MI to troll for salmon...balances nicely with my vintage ABU 6500....just got back from out east and casted bombers with it for both bass and blues. Cost is about $25-$35 each...I am sure you can spend more and get a better rod but why? For the big bucks, St Croix gets my nod!
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