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 turnerz28 Very Satisfied
Just purchased this reel today, set it up on a skeet reese 7'6 pitchin stick with 12lb berkley trilene. Took it down to the river to give it a test run with some skipjack and just wow, it throws and performs like a dream compared to my diawa and quantum and i would refer this reel to anyone. No problems with backlashing what so ever and would be a great reel for anyone new or long time fisherman.
June 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jrp458 Great Reel
I have this reel in the high speed model. Works perfectly with braid for flipping, pitching, and throwing topwater frogs. Great real for the price.
May 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 Don't waste your money
Normally I would rave about Abu Garcia, and try to buy nothing but your products, but this reel is probably the most terrible
piece of junk I have ever purchased and for
the price you wouldn't think so. I thought I would give it a while to try and get use to it, thinking maybe it just needs some fine tuning, but unfortunately that while means I can no longer return this and am stuck with this garbage. Staying away from your products all together.
April 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gunner What more is there to say....
I have just started to use Abu rods and reels, I started off with a Black Max to learn how to use a bait caster, and I have just recently purchased two of these amazing Orra Sx reels, ( I actually bought the Orra Combo.) I can not believe how great these reels perform. Casting is smooth as silk,and the retrieve is true and steady. Abu, using your products is the best decision I have made for my fishing needs. Thank You!
March 6, 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.