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  1. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Hi guys. I was wondering if anyone knows if these reels have the auto clutch engage feature. Also, does anyone have any personal experience or tips with/for these reels? I'm thinking about getting one for my son for striped bass fishing.
  2. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Hi all, I was hoping someone has experience with this reel. I picked this reel up a few weeks ago for fluke and seabass fishing off a boat. I have used the reel 3 times and caught about 20 fish, and only 2 keeper sea bass. So the reel has not been put to heavy use at all. I notice that when I...
  3. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Another member from this site recommended this reel to me for surf and pier fishing. Does anyone know what would be a good rod length for this reel..(I'd like to keep it around 8-9 ft) and what pound braid can it handle? I'd like to use this setup for chunking macs and jigging. Any advice would...
  4. Surfcasting Central
    I surf fish in NJ and NYC and I got a shimano baitrunner 6500. I was wondering wat rod would be a good match. My budget is 90-150. I was thinkin a Star Rod Stellar or a SC Triumph. Any ideas?
  5. Buy - Sell - Trade
    I've used this reel once since buying it last year. It is in excellent condition, spooled with 20# mono(Ande clear, I think?). I don't find myself floating bait much and it's too heavy to plug with. So off it goes! $60.00, a good deal IMHO!
  6. Buy - Sell - Trade
    I am in need of two 6500 c3's but have more needs than money so i must buy used and cheap. I fish freshwater exclusively and don't mind if they are experienced as long as they work. Thanks
  7. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    :smile:I needed a casting reel. I've had Blue Yonder's, and they're fine. I've had the green ct's with the mags. I didn't like 'em. I've built my own Abu's, but they're the newer style. And I have a ton of them. So, I was at a stuck point. What was I gonna do? I was thinking other than Abu, and...
  8. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    trying to figure out how to take the star drag and handle off my 6500 synchro. Know how to do it on the 6500c3 but don't want to horse the synchro version and break it. Help, my email is [email protected]
  9. Hudson River
    I just bought a 6500 b shimano bait runner today .We now have 5 bait runners .I was just wondering if any one has had any expierance with this reel ? the only question I have is what line to use I want to use braid but I dont know which one to use the spool on my reel says it can hold 270 yards...
  10. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I was wandering if any one could walk me through the steps of maintaining, my 6500. I do all my spinning gear, but this is my first conventional and don't want to screw anything up. Thanks in advance.
  11. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I picked up a 6500 C3 last weekend. Loaded it up with 20# fireline (with a little mono backing of course) and tossed a 1oz bank sinker a few times this morning to try it out. First impression, not a bad little casting reel. The bait clicker seems a little flimsy, but other than that it feels...
  12. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    What do you think about that? :)
  13. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Came home from Montauk Tuesday to find a set in the mailbox (Thanks Bob Hulme from Abu! ) Very, very nice and very similar to the Penn HT100's. Switched out the super smoothies that I had in there and gave the new system a test run on a few zillion blues today. icon_thumleft.gif...
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