Post by fishstick11 on Aug 30, 2013 15:19:07 GMT -5
I'm looking for a 6500 c3 or other small reel like a 6500... I've been looking for a second one for channel catfishing, and I don't really have the money because I'm going to be buying some rods off bottom dwellers
Others may have a different opinion on this but for channels I would rather have a 6000. But I guess that would only matter if you plan on using the clicker. The Clicker on the 6500 C3 is much stronger than the 6000 and mine will not loosen to a point where I feel comfortable using it or channels unless it I am using a bobber.
If you just plan to tight line circle hooks without the clicker then it should be fine.
Thats not true on all reels. I have a 6500 that has a clicker much weaker than most of my 6000s. It all depends on the brass spring inside the reel. You can adjust them tighter or looser by slightly bending them. You may also have your brake set higher on your 6500.
Im only going off the comparison between my 6000 & my 6 star vs my 6500 c3. There is a world of difference between them. I can loosen the brake on the c3 until the cap falls off and it is still no where close to the clicker on the 6star and the 6000. The c3 clicker is almost as hard as my 7000. These reels have always been this way and I am not aware of any way the the spring could have been changed.
As for possible differences in each specific version or year makes I have no idea.
Post by Skyline1506 on Aug 31, 2013 22:23:18 GMT -5
once that spring weakens like ducky was saying the 6000s typically run tighter because they have more spool adjustment.biggest difference i have seen is china compared to sweeden abus. clicker is way lighter on china. there is more spool adjustment on a 6000 than a 6500. really all has to do with how much tension is on that spring.
the c3s in my opinion are the best catfish reels ever made in 65 and 70 series. hard to judge the rest of the reels they make off of them because in my experience they have the strongest clickers and drag(very close to the carbon matrix drag reels) in that department no other 65 or 60 series reel really competes. c3s are ment to handle big fish where as the chinese models have cheaper parts and basically dont compare. really they are entirely different reels except for the bodies
I can tighten the brake/clicker as much as I want on either reel but once I loosen the the break on 6500 c3 the clicker holds more than the brake is set for while the other reels the clicker gets almost as loose as the lowest brake setting. These reels have always worked this way.
Sorry don't mean to hijack the thread or argue but this is something that would definitely impact my future purchases since I assumed this was a designed factory difference in the reels.
The newer 6500s I had did have some tight clickers....thats why I traded them to jordan for the kalex 60s. I thought id run clickers from the yak, but I changed my mind. I have bent the metal clips in the 6000s before, and ended up tearing one up by bending it too much.
I have seen atleast 3 different clicker mechanisms in abus reels. Each will wear differently and offer different levels of noise and initial tension....not talking about tension by adjusting the brakes here. Buy a couple and see if you like them, if not you have learned a valuable lesson and will know in the future what you desire in a reel.
The C3 and C4's both use the same clicker now. Abu tried using a brass spring for a couple years on some models but that was a big flop. The brass would weaken and had to be re-bent on a regular basis. If you have a reel with the brass clicker spring you can retro-fit them with the current clicker assembly.