Slammer 3

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Howdy BD. I have a quick question about the slammer 3s.. which models have ARB+ anti reverse dog? Do they start adding a dog at the 7500 size like spinfishers or does it start at 5500/6500? I’ve done research and can’t find any info. And does the high speed 6500 actually hold more line than the normal version? Thanks

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    From quickly looking at the schematics, the 5500 and larger models all seem to have an A/R pawl. Awesome.

    I think the HS models get additional line capacity from having slightly skinnier spool arbors. On the 6500HS, I had 440/65lb Maxcuatro and 300/80lb Maxcuatro.
     
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    Correct, mechanical AR starts at 5500 size.
    HS models have higher gear ratios and slightly larger diameter spools.
     
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    Pitchinwedge

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    Almost forgot to mention... these Slammers do not have any freespool. You have to pull fairly hard to get any line off the spool even with the drag knob backed-off all the way. I'd guess my 6500HS has a MINIMUM drag of at least 0.25 to 0.75lb. Sometimes it spins better than others, but it's never spins freely.
     
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    Almost forgot to mention... these Slammers do not have any freespool. You have to pull fairly hard to get any line off the spool even with the drag knob backed-off all the way. I'd guess my 6500HS has a MINIMUM drag of at least 0.25 to 0.75lb. Sometimes it spins better than others, but it's never spins freely.



    Also correct.
    This is due to the use of the "Dura-Drag" material, same as is used in Internationals and Torques [including Torque spin reels]. Its amazing stuff, but this is a small drawback.
     
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    Almost forgot to mention... these Slammers do not have any freespool. You have to pull fairly hard to get any line off the spool even with the drag knob backed-off all the way. I'd guess my 6500HS has a MINIMUM drag of at least 0.25 to 0.75lb. Sometimes it spins better than others, but it's never spins freely.

    The Slammers are well sealed so the drags have that extra protection from water. If your not dunking your reel in the ocean or surf fishing, you could essentially clean up the excess lube around the drags and inside the spool. Should help with a little better free spool your looking for. But once again, depends on your needs. I’ve got the 3500-6500 and they are fun reels!
     
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    James Taylor

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    Awesome I’m going to get the 6500hs.. what size leader do you guys normally use when throwing poppers and such?
     
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