Abu Garcia 5600BCX?
Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:17 AM
Most baitcasters, or at least a good number of them, come in left handed models. They usually have an "L" or a "1" at the end of the product id. For example 5600 bcx is a right hand retrieve while a 5601 bcx is a lefty. I think that's what you saw. If your buying on line, and want the left handed model, make sure that's what your getting. Most web designers aren't fishermen, and wouldn't know the difference, so the pictures might not match exactly.
I like how the handle is on the left a lot, but i am not really familiar with baitcasters and would like to give them a try. I need one for casting big plugs. Is anyone familiar with this model?
Abu's are pretty reliable reels. If possible, you should try to get one made in Sweden rather than China.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:14 PM
If you plan on casting plugs all day with a abu, your insane. That 5600bcx is a cheap model and wont last long if your using it to throw bigger plugs. The drag, and bearings in those lower end abu's are garbage. Go with a bigger model low profile Curado, or Revo Toro. They both are made in left handed models, and have better drags then just about all the abu models. Trust me, casting lures all day on a grindy, non smooth round reel is going to suck.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:15 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:27 AM
With proper cleaning and lubing, even lower end abu will last VERY long. Not to mention I throw 2oz musky size lures on abu reels. If you are gonna spend more than $100 on baitcasting reel, go with Shimano or Daiwa. But for the cheaper model, no other reel beats the classic round shape abu.
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