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Ambassadeur 6500 vs 6600

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What are the differences between these two reels?

Steve

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I haven't compared them side by side, but I think ultimately it's just size.

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After viewing the BIG CATALOG with a bass on the front. I would say the only difference I see is the bait clicker or "line alarm". The 6600 is w great reel. I own two and have nothing bad to say about em.

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If your talking C4's

The 6600 has the thumb bar spool release and higher 6:3:1 gear ratio then the 6500 "Gear ratio is 5:3:1". Some don't like the thumb bar release because it can be engaged accidently versus the push button style of the 6500. Both have bait alarms.

There are a few internal differences depending on when the reels were manufactured also.

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Oh and the location of bait alarm "clicker". On the 6600 they're on the side of the end plate and use a better amount of force to engage them. On the ultra cast models (6000/6500, black cat, blue cat, 6600C4, etc.), it is located on the top/back of the end plate.

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Thanks guys. I am considering getting another trolling/casting reel that I can swap between rods for planer boards or downrigger on the big lake and muskie/pike casting inland. I really, really need another reel smile but have been watching the auction site for a deal on one of these. Either way you can't go wrong with any reel that has Ambassadeur on it.

Steve

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Whats the deal with the 6600 BCX? Doesn't seem to have the same quality feel of the other Ambassadeurs.

Steve

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The BCX Models are made in China, not Sweden like most of the other abu bait casters.

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It is my understanding that the BCX was targeted as a low end reel, hence not the same quality as the others.

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