Posted By mlaube4 on 01 Dec 2011 08:39 AM
This summer I was in Cabela's and a sales guy told me he had one fall apart while he was demonstrating it.Told me the new models have plastic gears and are not made in Sweden .He said he wouldn't sell one to anybody anymore.I have one I've used for 3-4 years ,no problem.Maybe it's just the brand new models.
Sounds "fishy" to me mlaube4...they haven't been made in Sweden for years, and I think they added those plastic gears years ago too. If I'm not mistaken, the plastic is not in the main drivetrain, it's in secondary gearing that goes to the levelwind or something. I do know this for sure...look at the customer reviews on the 6500 C3. It doesn't matter if its BPS, Cabelas, Gander Mountian, you name it, EVERYONE
loves this reel!