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Average Customer Rating:
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3 out of 5(60%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Review 1 for (Unknown)
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Still Deciding....

PostedAugust 14, 2014
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CatDaddy
from North Carolina
Age:25-34
Favorite type of fishing:Freshwater
Number of times fishing per month:4
Owns a boat:Yes
Experience:Intermediate
Well I bought 4 of these reels.....my first outing resulted in a 40+ lb flathead catfish and the reel handled it flawlessly. Then on the 2nd trip my bait alert quit working on one of the reels so I shipped it back to Abu Garcia and the sent me a brand new reel I applaud the customer service. What I am disappointed in is the fact the sells rep I discussed these reels with when purchasing I feel misrepresented the reels by telling me they were swiss made which at $99.95 a piece I jumped all over. Having a problem so soon has left a sour taste in my mouth and would like a representative to contact me about possibility of switching these out for the c3 or c4 and I pay the difference.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Disappointed

PostedAugust 5, 2014
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Carl
from Green Bay, WI
Age:35-44
Favorite type of fishing:Freshwater
Number of times fishing per month:3
Owns a boat:Yes
Experience:Expert
I consider myself an Abu/Garcia lifer and have many Abu Garcia combos. However this reel has been different and I had a bad experience using it my first time. I purchased it for musky fishing and had a problem on my very first outing that cost me a fish.
When I went to set the hook the real handle bent into the housing not allowing me to real. This subsequently cost me the fish.
I have since bent the handle back but it just isn't the same and I don't know if it'll happen again. Is the handle made of cheaper material?
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Anonymous
lol
Posted August 23, 2014
its called a REEL, not a REAL. Mr expert.
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Review 3 for (Unknown)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

AB for life

PostedJuly 7, 2014
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J-Man
from Texas
Age:Under 18
Favorite type of fishing:Freshwater
Number of times fishing per month:5+
Owns a boat:No
Experience:Intermediate
As I was growing up I gave my self a choice a Penn or Abu Garcia I finally decided to go with AB. Over the years Abu Garcia has proven to me what a great reels it is. I hope my new 5600 does the same as it has the past years for me.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great reel

PostedMay 3, 2014
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BASINBOY "Big Daddy"
from Sunland, CA
Age:45-54
Favorite type of fishing:Saltwater
Number of times fishing per month:5+
Owns a boat:Yes
Experience:Intermediate
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My son and I have a lot of Abu and even though this reel is not made in Sweden it fishes like it is. The STX out performs any other reel in its price range
4LIFE
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 5 for (Unknown)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Solid Reel

PostedFebruary 25, 2014
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Hutch
from South Louisiana
Age:45-54
Favorite type of fishing:Saltwater
Number of times fishing per month:5+
Owns a boat:Yes
Experience:Intermediate
I use them in South Louisiana to fish Reds and Specs. I bought two STX6600 and so far they have been able to withstand the abuse of reds without skipping a beat. For the price and performance its worth the value. I will be glad to check in again later in the year. The retrieve is smooth and solid, once fish is on the drag is steady and not jumpy giving you a solid and constant fighting drag. They survived the spawn which is more than I can say for my last two. I would recommend them to anyone and have. I am looking forward to outfitting my boat with a few more.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Chad Logsdon
Kentucky
Disappointed!
Posted April 30, 2014
I got this reel to use at paylakes and at first I loved it. I fish 3-4 days out of the week and have always used Garcia gear but after this I'm scratching my head. I got to use it 3 days on day 2 I started noticing a slight "pop" where it seemed like it had slipped and I wrote it off as something to do with the new button and
Maybe needing "broke in"..? Yep I knew better in the back of my head but didn't want to admit the 100$$ reel I was holding was junk.. Last night it slipped agin in a tournament but casted just fine.... it was a 1 pole only tourney and the rules are fish what you bring after about 10 min in the water my pole doubled over and something big was on I went to start the retrieve and it was just slipping.. Some piece in the worm gear gave out and it wouldn't do anything but pop not even trying to bring in the would be winning fish!! You can imagine the disappointment in me!!! I lost a $$$12,00.00 tournament to a fish that was 5.4 lbs! And only on my third trip to the paylake???!!! What is wrong with this!!?? Mr. Abu please fix this problem!! I've been a very loyal customer for years and years and have spent and had others spend ALOT of money on your products I don't want a replacement part because its just going to happen agin and agin with this reel I'm afraid. The box said "For Life", not 2 trips to a pond. Once agin PLEASE help me out here I've always treated my reels like diamonds I clean/oil them after every trip and put reel covers on them, I keep a light drag to even make them last longer. This is the first bad piece of equiptment I've gotten from you and I hope you do something to change design and help me out! Sorry for complaining but I'm hurt right now an missed out on a good hunk of money! I can send you a video or whatever you need so you can see what I'm talking about. Thank you in advance as I'm sure you'll treat me right as your products always have.
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