Surf Casting Reel ? :)

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Surf Casting Reel ? :)

Post by Ngoles » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:48 am

Hi guys, I do A LOT of surf casting... I am thinking of buying a new reel... actually I use an Abu Garcia 6501 C4 ( I like left handed models ), but I want a better reel that cast better and leave the Abu as a backup when I go fishing.

I cast from 65 grams to 100 grams

Would you guys be kind enough to recomend me something better under the 150 US

BTW: I live in south america and I mostly do Flounder fishing ( this fish go from 500 grams to 15 kg , the most common ones are 1kg - 3kg )

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Re: Surf Casting Reel ? :)

Post by da house of hardy #1 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:08 am

if you like abu garcia you could buy abu garcia ambassadeur record...it has six bearings,one sensi break spool bearing and is sweden made.but i would buy shimano cardiff or calcuta..

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Re: Surf Casting Reel ? :)

Post by Ngoles » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:37 am

I have thought about the cardiff, one thing that I DONT like is the plastic levelwind :(

Is it good for casting ? etc? ill check out that abu too :)
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It would be great to hear other people opinnion

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Post by da house of hardy #1 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:50 am

you are from the other side of the earth because i live in europe's north! thats wonderful...but anoder good reel could be the penn 320gti

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Post by Ngoles » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:30 am

I think that reel is to big for me,

The cardiff or the record sound pretty nice, I will try to find some reviews of them.

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Post by da house of hardy #1 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:02 am

try them...i think abu garcias record is even better than cardiff because its the best of abu's

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Post by Jinz000 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:39 pm

I like the Abu 6500 C3CT blue yonder and the Penn 525 T Mag. You really can't get anything better those 2 reels when it comes to surf casting. It definately falls into your price range, though the 6500 is about 10-15 more than what your willing to spend.

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Re: Surf Casting Reel ? :)

Post by BARRAMANIAC » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:01 pm

have you looked at a abu 7000 narrow spool. :?:

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Re: Surf Casting Reel ? :)

Post by Ngoles » Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:59 am

I looked at the abu 6500C3 CT blue yonder and the penn . They look great, but they don't carry any level wind, wich is a problem for a young fisherman like me :(

The 7000 narrow spool looks very cool, its kinda powerful ( 4.0:1 ) but that seems to be too slow for me , I think its also kinda heavy


Are there any surf reel for left handed and with levelwinds?

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Re: Surf Casting Reel ? :)

Post by Jinz000 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:57 pm

Have you ever tried using a reel without a levelwind? Maybe you should try it. I have never used a reel with a levelwind before. I think its obsolete, and just one more part to care for. I've heard that clearing a birdsnest is much tougher for levelwind reels. Try a non-levelwind reel for a day or two and it will feel like second nature to you. Plus reels without the levelwind can gain you an extra 20 yards.

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Re: Surf Casting Reel ? :)

Post by Jinz000 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:04 pm

I forgot your last question. The abu 7001 is a lefty but probably too big for your taste. Are you left handed? I'm left handed but prefer using right hand reels.

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Re: Surf Casting Reel ? :)

Post by Ngoles » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:43 pm

O am I am your opossite :P , I am right handed and preffer to use left handed reels..

The thing that I like of the levelwind, is that I need to retrieve all the time when I am fishing (flounder fishing is like that here), and its actually easier to fish for me with a levelwind, mainly to be more comfortable

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