Abu Garcia Orra 2 SX Baitcast Reel
Good for the Fair Weather Fishermen
I've used the Orra sx throughout the summer for bass and smaller channel catfish. The reel feels solid and preforms well under normal conditions. After being used the rain, both the smoothness and the casting ability of the reel had suffered greatly and had began making clicking sounds while casting. These problems later went away after a good cleaning and new lubrication after the fishing trip.
November 23, 2014
Great reel for the money
All my Abu Garcia reels are great I have 4 5500c3 originals and they still work to this day. but they don't make them the same anymore, so I started looking for an alternative and this was it.I bought this reel two years ago and i love it. I fish freshwater and inshore and have caught some huge 27-35in redfish on this reel and the drag is strong. this reel holds up great in the salt water, but you should always spray off anything used in saltwater so I take it apart and clean it probably around every third trip. This reel can cast a mile even in the wind as long as you know how to use the braking system. I'm looking forward to getting this second generation orra sx because I love mine and this one should be even better
October 1, 2014
I got this reel 2 replace my lews speed spool(my buddy bought it from me)I really wanted an orra in the first place but didn't like the brake configuration so when they came out with the gen.2 I had to give it a try.overall this is a VERY nice reel the only thing I don't like about it is that it is louder than the speed spool but it will cast further and the spool tension knob doesn't have to be adjusted near as much as the speed spool.I really like this reel I caught 1 of my biggest bass to date with it on a green pumpkin chomper's hula grub.that bait is legit!the orra sx handled that 6lb.bass like it was nothing
March 10, 2014
Excellent Reel for the Money
I purchased this reel a couple of weeks ago at the San Antonio store and I have put it to the test. I am a Professional Fishing Guide down here in the Aransas Pass Texas area and we have caught several solid Reds, Drum, and Nice Sheepshead and it has held up great. I have 8 of the Shimano Citica Reels and this reel is just as good and holds up just as well. I have all my reels matched up with the 8-1/2' Steelhead 2 piece rods which are really the best setup you can have. I use the 8-17# class rods and the extra length will ensure you can add distance to reach those fish that you normally cannot reach using a 7 or 7-1/2' rod.
Capt Marvin Engel
Big M's Fishing Charters LLC
In The Heart of South Texas
March 31, 2014