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14 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
This was my first Baitcaster, it takes some practice but it is great once you get the hang of it but overall it is a great rod & reel combo
It handles 20 lb test mono with ease. The rod is medium heavy just the right amount of backbone.
I would buy it again.
I've used this reel for probably 5 hours throughout a 3 month period, and the reel jammed up on the inside after a cast, it did not backlash, or birds nest, very dissapointed usually a very good brand.
This combo is an amazing.I mean this good of a reel with a medium heavy Im6 rod.This is a great all around combo.Although I have noticed that it works best worm fishing.
Great combo. Smooth casting. Strength. Feels great. Get What you pay for and more. What I expect from Abu Garcia.
This was my first "real" rod and reel. I have used it for largemouth bass as well as salt water speckled trout and it has held up very well. It is relatively smooth and tough and handles the 30 lb. braid I've spoiled it with admirably. The drag works great. As a result of using this combo I have purchase 5 other Abu Garcia round reels and I'm looking at another. Abu Garcia makes great products!
The 5600 is my favorite setup out of my whole arsenal. i use this for my universal setup with a 15lb line. ive hooked fish from tiny bluegill all the way up to 30-48 inch barracuda and halibut. i love this combo soo much i had to upgrade to the 6600. this setup is light, durable and perfect for any situation. i love the mechanics of the drag system and the line alarm it has! i actually owe a few fish to the line alarm that alerted me when i had a fish on when i wasnt looking!!!!!! big plus! and also the casting/smoothness, this is absolutely a abu garcias product!
I needed to upgrade to a better rod/reel combo. After asking for some opinions, I decided on an Abu Garcia. No regrets, works great, feels great. I live in Florida near the gulf so needless to say it gets a lot of use.
I've had this combo for 2 1/2 years now and I am stunned. I put 17 lb. Trilene Maxx and a big 1 ounce deep diver on it, and it is perfectly balanced. Thanks Abu Garcia!!!
I recieved the bcx combo as a gift last christmas. Since then, I've used it at least four to five days a week on the lake (about 6 months of solid constant use and abuse). I use it for carolina and texas rigging and it performs astonishingly well, especially considering the price. The levelwind system is amazing for casts and for hard pulling fish that will take line off the drag. It allows you to use anything from a 1/8 oz. to a 1 1/2 oz. weight flawlessly and when you have a big lunker bass pulling line off the reel, it keeps it moving smoothly and prevents the spooled line from digging further into the spool. The rod is surprisingly sensative, just springy enough to make long casts and stiff enough to make strong, quick hooksets through any plastic bait. It's not as light or as smooth as a low profile reel but it is an extremely powerful and heavy duty. I intend to bring this combo with me to the texas gulf coast with me this october on the bull red run to test it on giant reds and blacks. It's very good craftsmanship and I praise Abu for this product.
I am pleased with this combo. It works very well, not letting me down when I need it. The reel controls are well placed and easy to use. The rod is sturdy and well constructed. It has helped me pull many large catfish from the river with no problems.
Thanks for a great product.
Love this combo !! Have caught everything from bass to heavy weight black drum. Wanted a little heavier rod for live bait fishing, but with three kids was on a budget....This rod worked out perfectly. Great combo!!!Worked smooth as could be even on a 46lb blck drum that gave us both a real work out
it is a great reel for beginers and still a overall good reel.
I bought this combo at Wal-Mart, which, I guess, should have been the first red flag. The combo felt good in the hand. The combo casts nice. The drag is decent. The action throughout the rod is nice.
The issues that I had was that where the reel attaches to the rod, feels really cheap. It feels like plastic that is ready to break at any given hookset. I maybe put 20 hours on the reel, but now the line feeder at the spool no longer moves, rendering the reel...useless.
I bought the combo about 2 years ago but apparently, even with only about 20 hours on the reel, Abu-Garcia won't stand behind this little piece of work. So even though it treated me pretty good up until the malfunction, it ended up to be pretty much a waste of about 85 bucks.