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Thoughts on the ABU GARCIA 5600 EXT-pro

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Anyone ever fish with the ABU 5600 EXT-PRO.  Give me your thoughts.  It is a 6:5:1 gear ratio, what should I use it for?  Will it be good for spinnerbaits?  All responses will be appreciated.

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I had two EXT Pros. I sold them both. Not because they were bad reels, but because I just like the feel of a low profile better.

The EXT Pros are very good reels. They are somewhat modelled on the Morrums, but much more affordable. They are good casters. They will cast light baits reasonably well. They will cast heavier bait really well. It's an excellent spinnerbait reel.  The drag is more than adequate for bass fishing. They are smooth. What else to say? I liked them very much. I see they had been deeply discounted at Tackle Warehouse so if they have any left they were really good deals, too.

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They're extremely smooth and great casters with 3/8 oz lures and up, but not so great with anything lighter than that. That's really the only reason I got rid of mine.

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