these reels are great
i use these reels every week carp fishing they always perform great
August 23, 2011
Best Round Baitcast Reel Ever
This is the smoothest, farthest casting reel I own and I own several, all are Abu Garcia. It doe's everything I need and at a great price. It is my go to Catfish reel
August 22, 2011
This reel is like the old CB6600 but better
If any of you guys and gals ever fished the old CB6600 or CB5600 and loved it as much as I do, then you will love this reel. The BCX has 3 bearing and the 6 pin brakeing system that the old one didn't. It is just as easy to clean, and as we all know they last forever. There great reels to flip with or crankbait with, and you just can't beat the price. They are also great for catfishin, or any hard pullin fish. Try one and you will love them as much as I do..
August 17, 2011
a good reel at a good price but not without some issues
Let me start by saying I have used Abu Garcia reels all of my fishing life, as did my father. I never questioned the quality of their line of equipment until the BCX. I purchased 2 of the 6600 BCX reels in December 2012 and have used them a lot more than I should (according to my wife). The reels are extremely smooth and cast as well as any ambasadeur reel I have ever owned. Both reels, however, have similar issues. The thumb bar fails to disengage sometimes when the reel handle is turned. This happens about 25% of the time. I have to put my thumb under it and lift it up to get the spool to engage. It would'nt be such a big deal except for the fact that when fishing freespool with a bait clicker on, turning the handle and setting the hook will leave me with a major backlash if I don't lift the bar with my thumb. Sadly, this is not an issue that can be repaired or fixed by routine maintenance ( I've tried), it is just poor design in my opinion. Secondly, the bait clicker is extremely difficult to turn on and off with clean dry hands, let alone wet ones. Again, cleaning and oiling does not help.....once again......poor design. My reels are still under warranty and I could send them in to be worked on, but I'm afraid I will be out the cost of shipping and still be back where I am now. So I will continue to use them as they are and I will not be afraid to buy future Abu Garcia products. I wish I had spent a little more on the higher end models. I will no longer assume that the Abu Garcia name on the reel automatically implies "quality".
May 5, 2013