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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. Buy - Sell - Trade
    All reels in great condition cosmetically and perfect mechanically. Asking $80 shipped for both 704s together, $45 shipped each separately. Abu for $35 shipped. Thanks for looking Nick
  3. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    So guys I have been an Abu guy for a long time. Love their reels. I set the baitclickers (line out alarms) while drifting, and trolling. The reels up to this year had stainless steel clickers. They were loud, had good resistance, and work flawlessly. Got a couple new ones last week.The new...
  4. Rods And Custom Rod Building
    I love these reels from catfish to striper. Beautifully crafted. I just bought three combos. The ambassadeur rods that came with them are Med-Heavy, 7'ers. Has anyone had experience with these rods with striper? The rods seem super stiff to me.
  5. Buy - Sell - Trade
    This reel has been used less then five times. On a scale of 1 - 10 on condition it is a 10. Like new condition. Tackle Direct lists it for $ 119.99 Asking $ 90 and I'll pay the shipping. Payment in money order or paypal only. Located in Central Jersey
  6. The Striper Forum
    I wondered if anyone has an opinion on this reel. I'm thinking of buying a couple to use for cut bait fishing. I wanted something that casts out good, has a loud clicker (in case I'm asleep), and can handle a big striper. Thanks for your help. Rick - team Striper Dogs Pennsylvania Striped Bass...
  7. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    i curently have an 8 foot ugly stik but can only cast about 100 yards with it. id like to get something 10 feet long but i need help picking one out. my reel has 40lb braid and i want to use mackerel with it. also, can you exceed the line and bait capacity ratings and still be able to cast well?
  8. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    does anyone on here know how to adjust the spool control on this reel? there are 2 knobs for adjustment. can you just use one or the other or are you supposed to balance them out?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    FYI. I read on a different post that this reel cannot be retrofitted with ball bearings vs. bushings. (would be a 6000c). However, I sent mine back to the factory and they can and are doing this. (pre 1,000,000 serial# 1967-1969). They do not recommend for use in saltwater however. Beautiful...
  12. Cape Cod Canal
    got any stories, pics, video, something about fishing the canal, anything?
  13. Buy - Sell - Trade
    I have a New in the Box Cardinal 806i 11 bearings smooth. $100.00 includes Free Shipping in the US including APO/FPO. Payment by Postal Money Order only. See Pics Thanks. Shipping from Central Iowa.
  14. Tackle Evaluation & Product review
    Well after some research and insight from others it looks like I am not able to get the Abu Garcia 7001 Big Game with the 5.3 gears. I am still set on having a lefty so it looks like my choices are down to the Abu Garcia 7001 red series with one stainless bearing and 4:1 gears or the Penn 321...
  15. Buy - Sell - Trade
    A very nice condition made in SWEEDEN abu 7000 big game CL.. New carbontex washers.. Very hard to find reel... $180 shipped if neccessary.. thanks for looking..
  16. Abu

    Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I just purchased my first convetional reel, an abu 7000i cs pro rocket. I have never used a casting conventional before. My question is in regards to the breaking system. There are two knobs opposite each other, on the sides of the reel. Do i have to turn both of them to get the reel set to...
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  17. 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...
  18. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    The orange, green and Lt blue CS, I put together. The chrome was purchased. Well, I'm ready. Is it spring yet?:a_goodjob:
  19. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    The latest Abu, from parts and pieces I had or had to order. An Idler cog with a bearing, two Abec five spool bearings, and right now it had a standard level wind. But I have two bearing l/w on order for this baby.
  20. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Hey i am about to get an abu 7000i cs pro rocket, i have kinda a dumb question but this is a casting reel right? figured i asked before getting it. i would be using it from shore
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