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abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro

PostPosted: 10 Mar 2015, 15:57
by rob f
I've just treated myself to a new abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro in grey and green :yeah2: :yeah2: :yeah2: . it looks good so I'm thinking of buying another one :thumb: . I can't wait to get out and try it out :D has anyone used the mag pro and what do they think of them .
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Re: abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro

PostPosted: 10 Mar 2015, 16:50
by paul0511
I,ve owned the previous incarnation the green Mag Elite for many years and use it regularly. As a fishing reel it is hard too fault. I run mine with one small brake block and let the sliding mag brake do the rest. For distance casting in decent conditions you can turn the Mag down to 1 or even half without problems. Even in head winds and big baits I have never found the need to use more than 4. Some people suggest removing some of the magnets to increase its speed, but for fishing purposes, when you want trouble free bait delivery I can,t see the advantage.

Re: abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro

PostPosted: 10 Mar 2015, 19:30
by rob f
paul0511 wrote:I,ve owned the previous incarnation the green Mag Elite for many years and use it regularly. As a fishing reel it is hard too fault. I run mine with one small brake block and let the sliding mag brake do the rest. For distance casting in decent conditions you can turn the Mag down to 1 or even half without problems. Even in head winds and big baits I have never found the need to use more than 4. Some people suggest removing some of the magnets to increase its speed, but for fishing purposes, when you want trouble free bait delivery I can,t see the advantage.

I also have 2 green c3 ct mag elites which I"ve used for years and I"ve been happy with them . but decided to treat myself with the new mag pro

Re: abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2015, 11:22
by roger de dodger
I have one, pimped out with ceramic bearings, the alloy back plate has been eaten by salt, smear a light coat of reel grease around the plate and over the edge once it's put together ;-) you will find the faster retrieve and new handle a big improvement ;-)

Re: abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro

PostPosted: 17 Mar 2015, 17:58
by Ray master
Looks a belter bud,should be ideal for distance over clean ground,normally cast very well,I have a chrome rocket,that flies :thumb: Tbh prefer me penn's..

Re: abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro

PostPosted: 09 Apr 2015, 10:03
by rob f
fished with my new abu c3 ct mag pro for the first time last sunday at the AA Dog Aid match . I was that made up with it , i ordered another on when I got home :thumb:

Re: abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro

PostPosted: 09 Apr 2015, 16:31
by rob f
Reel just arrived :yeah2: :yeah2: :yeah2: :yeah2: :yeah2: :yeah2: :yeah2: :yeah2:
roll on Saturday :fishing: :fishing: :fishing:

Re: abu 6500 c3 ct mag pro

PostPosted: 09 Apr 2015, 20:51
by Keith
:cheer: :cheer: I've ot one to. Not tried it yet but will be out with it Tuesday. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: