Very good reel, lightweight and reliable
I have this reel for ten years, I use to fish from the beach, fishing stingrays and sharks. I never had problems is very reliable, lightweight and good for casting I use to fish up to 90 lbs and it worked without problems
July 11, 2013
Worth the money!!
I recently Reeled in a 50lb Flathead catfish with this reel and a 8 ft rod. The Reel worked great! Drag is easy to adjust while reeling. An all around solid Reel!!
June 28, 2013
Very Nice Reel!
I have owned the 7001i for a month now, (I fish the Chesapeake Bay every weekend) I have to say I really like this reel! I am surprised how far it casts on a 10 ft rod. Like all my other Abu Garcia gear, I can tell it is built to last.
15 minutes after casting it for the first time, I hooked and landed a big ol catfish. (see pic)
Thanks Abu Garcia!
June 9, 2013
I purchased my 7000i from Ronnie & Hellen's Muskie Shop less than a year ago. My reel is mounted on a 12' Ugly Stick Bigwater heavy action rod, this combination is by far the best investment I have ever bought. The spool is only filled with 65 lb Cortland Master braid, just for those smaller fish. The reel has out performed certain "Higher Quality" reels my dad has bought over the years. I have never been happier with my reel or rod combination except when I opened the package on my doorstep. I have caught everything from small bluegill to a couple 75 lb flatheads on the Ohio River. My 7000i is an absolute attention getter and people always ask me why I need something that big, I always smile and reply, "Because Warn winches are overkill."
April 24, 2013