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I'm thinkin about buyin an Abu Garcia 6600 conventional reel. Is this a good reel fo surf / pier fishing? Any opinions. Thanks.
 

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I have the ABU 6500 CS Mag and use it exclusively for casting lures in the 1/2 to 2 oz range to striped bass in the Indian River Inlet in Delaware. The reel is outstanding and casts forever!

It is a levelwind reel. I do not know about the model you mentioned.
 

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Is your reel capable of chunking 4-6 oz. sinkers? I wanted this reel to go with my other surf reels and possibly a fighting reel for king rigs. Do you think that it would be fine for heavy surf? Thanks.
 

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I have an ABU 6600 I took it out last week and it was awesome for flinging out my 4oz sinker. Launched it like a bullet. a few times I know it sent my bait 150 yards. and with that drag system and 6.3.1 ratio it really brings them in with little effort.

Tight Lines :D
 

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Sounds great..... I might just have to get one. Baitcaster, what size rod do you have on it. I was thinkin 9' for mine but I'm not sure.
 

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hey seafisher, if you want a fighting reel for a king rig you need something that will hold over 400 yds, like a tld25. a king or red will spool your abu's.
 

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Yea, I knew that its just that when I thought about what I had typed it was too late to go back. A lot of people say to get a reel for a king rig that'll hold about 650 yds. I'm still wanting that Abu though..... :D
 

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for my surf and pier reels i use the penn jigmaster...it has held up great and holds plenty of line...maybe a lil cheaper but im not sure ;)
 

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the abu 6600 is a great reel . i catfish with them. but they are right you will need something that holds more line. good luck and tight lines
 

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the abu 6600 is a great reel . i catfish with them. but they are right you will need something that holds more line. good luck and tight lines
 
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