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 SilverFox Orra SX
I recently purchased an Orra SX and matched it with a Veritas MH F 7' for jig fishing. I have to say these 2 match up perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased with them. From short pitches to long cast into the rocks, they have performed great. They are fast becoming my favorite Abu Garcia products... which when you consider all the Abu Garcia products I own, it says a lot for the quality. Thanks Abu Garcia!
February 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimmyfish Orra SX
Especially for the money, but overall, one of the best reels Abu Garcia has put out on the market. Excellent in all capacities and I fish a lot. This is certainly a reel worth having.
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January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigbass222 Best reel I have bought
This reel has tons of features like the breaking system is amazing it helps a lot I have gone fishing with it at least 15 times and have gotten only one back lash. This reel is amazing and it is so smooth also it can cast a mile it is wonderful.
January 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill McD Great reel for the price
I have 3 of the Orra SX reels. One high speed and two of the lower speeds. They are very reliable and a great reel to own. I own 7 other Abu Garcia reels and plan to add to my stock.
January 4, 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
I also have a Silver Max, and my Orra SX can cast about the same distance but with no backlash, I can cast as hard as I can and the reel will not rat nest. Its a better reel to use if you are a beginer with a Baitcast Reel. Its also better to maintain, and oil.
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.