Post by Skyline1506 on Aug 14, 2011 19:55:23 GMT -5
I see on a lot of sites people saying that 6500s are too small of reels to run for flatheads. I have ran them for years on my boat rods, i typically run shorter stiffer rods from my boat. 6'6 to 7' foot mh or h action rods with 6500s and have never had any issues. i run 7000s on all my bank and river rods, but was just wondering what you all thought.
I believe the 6500 is a great reel. I have a few of them and have caught good blues and flatheads on them, the reason I use and prefer the 7000 is line capacity,. I like to Run 40 or 50 pound mono and the 6500s you just can't get enough line on them to suit me.
Well said guys. I just recently switched from using 6000's to 7000's for issues of line capacity. A 6000 will hold 80 yards of 30lb mono which isn't enough for the type of fishing I do. I tried using braid and didn't like it, so mono was the only way to go for me. A couple of snags with 30 pound mono and its time to respool. I will have to say that the 7000's clicker are way to tight for lake fishing for anything other than flatheads. Channels will give it a quick burst and then drop the bait. So when I use them to channel fish I run circles.
Post by Catfishrollo on Aug 27, 2011 16:00:34 GMT -5
Well said guys. I love my 6500s. I do prefer the 7000 series for the same reason Kip stated. I also like my 1000s as well. It just comes down to keeping your equipment in good working order and what you get used to. rollo
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