The Swedish-engineered, low-profile baitcaster that combines high-end performance with everyday reliability to give you a solid, easy-fishing reel to match with your favorite rod. Seven ball bearings plus a corrosion-resistant Instant Anti-Reverse™ bearing; aluminum frame and spool; Duragear™ hard brass gears including oversized main gear; Pitch Centrifugal Brake; Power Disk drag system.
Rated 5 out of 5 by slynge Great Reel
I have three of these reels and they all are great. Hardly ever backlash. Very smooth reel and great feel for the money. I fish three to four times a week and have'nt wore one out yet.
September 7, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by IWantSomeBass Beware of Mechanical Brake
I purchased the reel on-line from a rebuttable retailer. Setting the mechanical brake on the reel is impossible. It has never worked properly and backlashes on ever cast. It appears to be a design issue. Very frustrating, ended up having to buy another reel, Revo SX which has a clicking mechanical brake which works fine. Beware of the mechanical brake. Avoid this reel.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 satisfaction
found it reasonable price wise whilst quality and ability is on top level. perhaps some pro's dragging monsters may complain re certain issue whereas for ordinary user it's a great choice.
July 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by HardknockFishing Really Disappointed....
When I first bought one of these I loved it. It was smooth as silk, so I bought another one and also bought a revo s. I was going to buy all Abu reels and replace my old ones with the Orra's, but it wasn't long that I encountered my first problem after about 6 months. The worm gear/line guide stopped working on the first Orra, then the anti-reverse started failing on the second one, and then the worm gear fizzled out on the revo s. It was heartbreaking to say the least. Im out over 300 dollars now and times are tough these days. I fish 6 to 8 times a month and I went with Abu Garcia because of an old 765 cardinal spinning real that I had for over 15 years, but these didn't hardly make it out of the gate good. I bought these because I believed they would last me for life, just like the logo say's, but unfortunately that's not the case.
June 28, 2012
I don't know about the Shimano Caenan, or the Quantum Kinetic, but I know two Orra SX's that didn't hold up to throwing my top water and crankbaits. I can't tell you which one to go with, I can just tell you which one NOT to go with. Now, your down to two choices if you heed my advice. Good Luck
Yes, well that is yes in that it can. It really depends more on the rod, line, lure and skill of the caster. If you are looking for a reel that is going to provide some additional casting distance over other standard reels I would recommend looking at a few of the new Ardent reels. They have a new feature that lets the reel guide move when the spool moves during drag, and that keeps bends out of the line and should in theory let you cast a little smoother/farther.
I am on a limited budget and recently purchased the Garcia Silver Max, I was given a $100 gift card was thinking about buying the Garcia Orra SX. I am an average bass fisherman, will I noticed a difference btwn the 2. I could buy 2 more Silvers for the price of the Orra
Depends.... I love the Orra reel... it is a Great pitchin reel and I just bought a second one for a cranking rod... works great... I would say if you really need two reels the go for the silvers.... but if you want to upgrade go for the Orra.... there is a differance
I have had my first Orra for a year and a half now and it still works flawlessly... my second Orra is a month old and seems to be doing just great.... I fish for bass and do alot of it... not sure what would happen if it was used for bigger fish
i was planning to pair this with a 7' heavy abu garcia verdict for topwater frog fishing and for pitching and flipping jigs but i am wondering which reel would be better for that application. revo sx or orra sx?
Do you engage all the brakes for everyday use....only the pitch brakes...only the brakes not marked "pitch"? The reel didn't come with a manual and the You Tube Abu Garcia videos on the subject don't help at all.
When I am pitchin tubes or worms I engage the three marked pitch and it works great, if I need to change and do some casting I take them off... it is a great reel for pitchin.... I have it loaded with 17lb. P-Line Flurocarbon.... works Great
You dont need to engage the non-pitch blocks. They are spring loaded and will automatically come out and apply friction at high RPMs then retract once the RPMs drop. The only time you would want to turn on the pitch blocks is if you are pitching/flipping or casting in strong wind. Otherwise, just leave everything alone and they will do what they are designed to.
10 or 12 lb Excel is good for light line techniques like jerking or cranking. 14 for medium topwater, worming and jigging. For heavy stuff 17 or 20 fluro and 50 or 65 lb braid for frogging or slop fishing. So choosing one line that will do it all is almost impossible now a days with all the lures we use.