Very Nice Reel!
I think this reel is worth every penny I spent. It costs a little more, but it is totally amazing. This reel makes for a very good musky and pike reel.
April 29, 2012
Righty Bought Left Handed Reel
I bought the left hand version #5601, since I'm right-handed, so I can simply cast with My right, as I would with a spinning rod/reel, and use My left hand for the retrieve.
It's tough to find a high quality casting reel offering a left handed version, and ABU takes top honors with their superb round casting reels with left or right handed options.
I've owned a few ABU reels prior to the recent purchase of My 5601, and one of those I bought during Summer of 1973.
Availability of simple repair parts has kept all of My ABU reels in service to this day, though I only fish occasionally anymore, due to My advancing age.
Many Thanks to ABU for crafting such fine and long-lasting fishing reels!
August 23, 2014
I love this reel. I currently have a 6600 and it's just absolutely amazing. I have 40 lb mono in it and I easily cast 70 yds+ on 8ft and 9ft rods. I fish in rivers and lakes for large catfish such as blues and shovel heads or flatheads and it can handle a tough fight. I have not once, nor has my brother, had to take this reel apart due to problems. I have 2 already, so does my brother, and I look forward to getting more in the future. Thanks Abu Garcia!
June 8, 2014
Lovin the new 6600
Just bought two new 6600 c4. I had two of them for about 4 years. Took them apart to clean them this fall, and they were like brand new. So when it came time to make a decision on new reels there was no other option. I do a lot of bank fishing and I fish in the rain a lot. I could not believe the condition they were in. I have never had a single problem with the reels malfunctioning. Accept the occasional backlash. Only reel I will buy from now on.
March 1, 2014