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Abu Garcia reel comparison questions #14120954 09/06/21 07:36 PM
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Hi all:

I've recently switched from spinning rods/reels over to baitcasters. I hadn't touched baitcasters since I was a kid and grew frustrated because of the overruns I'd constantly get.

In the end, I will end up with 4 rods/reels just for cats. So far I'm happy with the two reels I've purchased - The Abu Garcia Catfish Pro and a C4-6600 with the power handle upgrade. I've got them both tuned and have learned technique so that I don't overrun anymore.
For those that have held, used or own both, do you find the $70 more of the Catfish Pro as worth it?
Instinctively I think the Pro is "better" because it's more expensive.

As far as features, the Pro has spool tensioners on both sides vs just the handle side. I like the casting button on the C4 better. As far as the bait clicker, I find both are easy to use so no preference there.

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Re: Abu Garcia reel comparison questions [Re: LukeMTx] #14126618 09/11/21 08:26 PM
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I bought a Catfish Pro, just because I liked the looks of it. But, as far as performance, I can't really see any difference in the standard 6500 and the Catfish Pro, or even the Catfish Special. Also bought the Catfish Special for the looks of it.

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Re: Abu Garcia reel comparison questions [Re: LukeMTx] #14130495 09/15/21 02:26 PM
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The Pro models have a tougher frame.

Re: Abu Garcia reel comparison questions [Re: LukeMTx] #14130611 09/15/21 03:39 PM
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I ran Abus for 35 yrs. If your spending that kind of doe on an Abu then you guys gotta check out the Shimano Tekota 600HGA. It blows Abus out of the water and itโ€™s not even close!


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