Abu Garcia® C3 Catfish Special Round
$149.95 - $169.95
- 3 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation(6500 size)
- 2 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation(7000 size)
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
- Extended bent handle for increased cranking power
- 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
- Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability
Abu Garcia® C3 Catfish Special Round
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MODEL # C3-6500CATSPC$149.95View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRightGear Ratio5.3:1Retrieve Rate26" | 66cmBraking SystemCentrifugalBearing Count4Weight11.60Braid Capacity yd/lb310/30Mono Capacity yd/lb320/12Drag MaterialCarbonMax Drag lb15lb | 6.8kgReel Spool MaterialAluminumDrag TypeStar DragReel Size6500Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
MODEL # C3-7000CATSPC$169.95View model specificationsZoomReel Handle PositionRightGear Ratio4.1:1Retrieve Rate22" | 56cmBraking SystemCentrifugalBearing Count3Weight21.50Braid Capacity yd/lb420/40Mono Capacity yd/lb250/20Drag MaterialCarbonMax Drag lb20lb | 9.0kgReel Spool MaterialAluminumDrag TypeStar DragReel Size7000Anti-Reverse FeatureInstant Anti-Reverse
Abu Garcia® C3 Catfish Special Round is rated out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clarksville Catter from Wow! What a Great Reel I live in Clarksville Virginia, the home of the 144 pound world record blue cat. Over the last few years I have had other types of reels. They have even broken at the gears near the spool. I regularly catch 30 to 50 pound blue cats on a regular basis. I had a couple of old Abu Garcia reels that I have used for years in salt water. Even though they are old I have depended on them and no problems. About a month ago I bought 2 C3 7000 catfish specials. Their performance is outstanding. I usually drift fish with 6 rods at a time. I plan to get 2 more catfish specials in the near future, that way I will have only Abu Garcia reels on my boat. Thanks for a great product!
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tommy Johnson from The Perfect Catfish Reel!!! This reel is absolutely the best catfishing reel I have ever used! I bought it a few weeks ago, spooled it up with some Power Pro 50# braid, put it on a Pro Angler Med Heavy 8' rod and, headed for the river. It casts like a rocket and reels in butter smooth! I especially like the extra large cranking handle. The carbon drag system will definitely put the brakes on a big ol' whisker kitty! I would highly recommend this reel to everyone from a beginner to a seasoned pro, whether you are fishing the shallows for channel cats, drift fishing big blues or, hunting down some big ol' flat heads this is by far the reel I would recommend!!!
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jrkessler85 from Perfection From looks to performance this reel is amazing! Currently saving up for another one! I paired it up with my okuma battle cat rod and love the entire set up, there's not a catfish that this thing won't haul in! Did I mention it looks amazing haha!
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Houston from Smooth as silk I purchased this about 2 weeks ago, and I am very, very, very pleased with this catfish 7000 reel, worth every penny.
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catdaddy69 from Awesome reel Abu Garcia as always excellent reel . Paired it with a whisker seeker rod from whisker seeker tackle. Cant ask for a better combo for the 6500 c3 catfish special. 10 stars Abu Garcia.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by jonesja07 from I'm hooked! Being a novice baitcaster I did some research and found that the 6500C3 was a high quality reel (so I bought a used one) and liked it. I wanted to add some arsenal to my tackle so I purchased the Abu Garcia 6500C3 Catfish Special about two weeks ago and I've been eager to take it out. So tonight I finally got a chance to use the catfish special with the power handle, despite the water being up about 15 feet on the Ohio River. Took some tweaking with the added weights and slip bobber but after a few rounds I had the cast down. Reeled in my first Blue Cat like a champ. I couldn't be more happy with the purchase. A tad bit expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. I look forward to adding a couple more Catfish Specials to my tackle in the future! #Abu4Life
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scalawag from Excellent choice, great quality My application for this reel is a little different. I paired it with a 7' custom rod and use it for a flipping stick/shiner rod. The reel cast smooth and has the power to drag large bass from heavy cover.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catsinmontana from Performance at the best! I bought the C3 Catfish Special 2 weeks ago, went out and caught a 9.1 lb channel cat. Good size for Montana. I've never had a feel perform so well. It was almost easy. I'll be buying another soon.
Date published: 2017-04-16