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Difference in Abu C4's? (4600, 5600)


Dan Brelje

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I am looking at the line of Abu Garcia C4's. I want a reel that will work well for a slop rod setup; i would like to know the differece between the 4600 and the 5600. Is it just the line capacity, or is there more? Any input about Abu's would be great.

--My dad is letting me try out his lefty curado before i buy anything (so i can see if i like left or right better), i may be able to pawn it from him for cheap. If this is the case, would it be a good slop rod reel?

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The only diference between the the 4600 C4 and the 5600 C4 is line capacity, other then that they are the same. The curados are great reels. Curado will cast better also. 5600 would be better for heavier line (over 17 lb. test) Good Luck

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The 5600 also has a line out alarm or clicker if you prefer.

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My sister is looking for a muskie rig and she doesnt want to spend more than 100 on a reel. I told her to get a abu garcia because she wants one with 4 or 5 bearings and that can hold alot of 20 or 30 pound line. Which one of the red green or gold ones and which size reel and rod should she get?

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Depends on what she will be tossing for lures. Probably the best all around for muskie is the C3(Silver in Color). The gear ratio on the C4(Blue in Color) makes you have to work a little harder when tossing the big baits. If she is just working buck tails and the lighter lures she would be just fine with the C4. I have both of them but all in the 6500. The C4 is on a 7'3" Rod that I use for lighter lures and the C3 is on a 6'3" Rod that I use for trolling and throwing heavy lures.

Hope this helps!

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My man SunnyD is right on when it comes to the C3 to C4 the C4 is a high gear ratio(less torque) C3 is a slower gear ratio and has (more torque) the more torque give you less strain with big baits or baits with big blades.

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I have used C3 6500 for years for muskie reels. I talked to a "reel" expert at a muskie show this past winter and he said that he personally would go with the smallest size Abu that he can because of their two piece frames. Meaning that the larger reel sizes have more torque on them and more stress because there is more space between them, therefore making them weaker and more suceptible to damage. The gears are the same in all of the sizes and it makes sense that less space between the sides the better. With all the new super lines, a person can still put high capacities of line on reels, because of the lower diameter. His guideline for a reel is it has to hold 140 yards of 14 lb test. If you use a line like Power Pro, you could have 150 yards of 80 lb test on that size reel and actually have more comfort with the smaller reel and less stress on the reel.

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