Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Cooter

Gear ratio change on Abu 6500

Recommended Posts

Had to do it!

Will be throwing big bucktails, the double bladed craze variety.

I realize I won't be able to burn them but wouldn't a lower ratio make things easier? Doesn't matter what I throw with the 7000, my hand still goes downhill in a hurry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess it depends on if they're being burned or just retrieved. Or if you're using the reel handle as a lever and pulling sideways on it.

IME, the components in the C3 type reels won't last for DCG's and the speeds I fish them.

I think i'd be waiting to see if the new Abu Garcia Toro's can hold up, that would be the ultimate. They come in a lower gear ratio as one of the options and with a power handle. I'm not about to guinea pig them though, I break enough stuff as it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cooter:

Check out the new Abu reels that are coming out. They are low profile and have the same gear ratio as the 7000. Pearson had some up at Operation Muskie and let some of the guys test them out. Guys that used them, really liked them alot, and I guess they are pretty tough as well. The reels should be hiting the shelves sometime in the very near future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Musky18 is right, I have been drooling over Toro since I first saw it. $279.99 I believe but I could be wrong.

My opinion but I am not too sure tht I would want to trust a foriegn gear system in a 6500c3. Is it an easy process to put a new system in? I have heard people talk about it but I can't say that I have talked to anyone that has ever done it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cooter - I have little kid hands and have had the same issue. That said I like the performance of the 7000's enough that I changed my grip a bit (easy fellas I can already imagine the shots I'll take for that statement) and am going to stick with the 7000's for another year. Also I just bought my second Curado 300 and am really anxious to see the reports on the Toro after a full year of abuse and testing by lots of folks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks all - anyone know what these new Abus will be called? And about how much $$? I could save some money if I could just install new, lower gears in one of my 6500s. If it doesn't hold up I'll just rebuild - even if I get a year out of it with a little maintenance thats fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be sure to wait until the finalized version of the Revo Toro comes out.I heard that the initial release of the Revo Toro's had a few flaws and were being addressed and the finalized product would be out, not sure if they are out yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be sure to wait until the finalized version of the Revo Toro comes out.I heard that the initial release of the Revo Toro's had a few flaws and were being addressed and the finalized product would be out, not sure if they are out yet?

You're right croix, their initial release had some issues but it was a small enough batch to be recalled or repaired in the field. The reels that get released now are supposed to have those issues resolved from what i've read. I'm still not gonna guinea pig a $280 reel. Some of the $200 reels I have are supposed to be bomb proof and proven, yet two of the three are in for repair...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JREDIG:

I will beat the snot out of Pearson's this summer and see what they can take. Last year I almost caught a black bear with a DCG, but barely missed. This year I will actually catch it and test out the drag!! grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cooter -

shoot me an email eboxmeyer(at)arrow.com -- I found a reel repair site that may be able to give you the answer but they're not an FM partner so I didn't want to put it here.

- erik

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try calling "Paul's Bait and Tackle" and asking for Eunice. 314-773-6221

I've used them for repairs on Shimano and Abu's, they are good with mods to the reels as well, knowledgeable and helpful, she can get the parts too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Toro's are out and they are hot, picked up 2 at Thorne Bros. the other day, very impressed !!! Issues , What Issues !!! This reel rocks, may trade in my Calcutta TE's !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Toro's are out and they are hot, picked up 2 at Thorne Bros. the other day, very impressed !!! Issues , What Issues !!! This reel rocks, may trade in my Calcutta TE's !!!

How can you possibly say that with zero throw time? Part of 1 season by the abu factory guys hardly proves this reel can stand up to muskie fishing....don't get me wrong it looks like a great option and i'm hopeful it is. But it's not the first reel to come out and have everyone bubbling, except the rest end up the same way, busted and not *that* great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quality testing on the reel in the design phase should have simulated up to 30 years of use. Granted sticking one on an Instron and cycling it for thousands upon thousands of casts and retrievals isn't quite the real thing, but it can be pretty close.

Whether or not Abu Garcia did that is another matter though. But generally engineers know exactly how something will perform, unless a factor is completely overlooked (which probably won't happen in the case of a reel, every reasonable thing a reel could be subjected to is pretty well understood).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • I'm not saying I'd plug it in on November 1st and leave it for the year. I'm mainly talking when we start getting into the lows around zero or below. The main reason I asked this was because my father in law stated that it wasn't a good idea to be leaving it plugged in and that the block heaters weren't designed to be left plugged in for more than overnight. It was much nicer last year with the quicker warm ups to load the kids up and take off.    As as far as the global climate change, would it be better to have it plugged in and let it warm up for a couple minutes or hit the auto start and let it idle for 20 minutes?  If I ever get caught up on the honey do's and get my stall in the garage cleaned out I can just park inside. May have to push the junk to the wife's side. That may move the cleaning up on the list. 
    • And there isn't free maribou in my back yard... gotta get the vise out and wax up the thread.....
    • It contributes to global climate change due to electricity from coal usage.  Other than that I can't think of anything that keeping the engine warm would harm.   On the other hand, it is sort of wasteful.   Put it on a timer or go plug it in when you will be using it.   That's my take on it.
    • I think I answered my own question. Looks like I need a cable box from Mediacom to operate this particular TV. 
    • Just found online while doing more researching that this TV does not have a QAM tuner. Does anyone know if this could be the issue?
    • We the People 1911   I am thinking this will be my next gun.
    • I have a question for all of you AV wizards out there. In my house I have 4 or 5  flat screen TV's connected directly to Mediacon cable. No cable box. The only problem to this is my channels are digital channels so Fox 9 is actually on 9.9 and ESPN is on 66.5, etc.  I just recently acquired an older flat screen tv for my garage from a friend who didn't want it anymore. It is about 10 years old.  When I hook it up to cable and try to run the auto programming feature it doesn't find anything.  Could that TV just be too old to do what I am asking? I can get a cable box from Mediacom but I'm trying to avoid that. Any ideas?
    • I understand that the block heater doesn't warm the truck. It does warm the block which in turn heats the antifreeze which circulates through the heater core. The quicker the antifreeze heats up, the quicker the heater in the cab is blowing warm air. I am simply trying to cut down on idling time in the driveway. During the week the only time it's driven is quick trips when the wife is not home. Her vehicle is what's driven most of the time.  My my main concern was leaving the pickup plugged in all the time and causing some other sort of issues with the engine. 
    • How hard has he been running this 400 HP rig? Might be as simple as a plug wire or might require a compression test. 
  • Our Sponsors