REBATE Abu Garcia® Revo® S Baitcast Reels
- Seven stainless steel ball bearings + one roller bearing
- X2-Cräftic™ alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system
- Pitch centrifugal brake system
- D2 Gear Design™
- Ergonomically designed handle and star
Rated 5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rockchalk06 7.8 ounces of heaven Every so often there comes a product that you purchase and after using it, all you want to do is tell everyone how great it is and show it off. The new Revo S by Abu Garcia is just that product. My new Revo S arrived earlier this week from Bass Pro. As with all reels, they were shipped over lubed in just about every area. After a good bearing flushing, cleaning and lubing back up I was ready to go. Don't be worried about your reel being over lubed. Most if not all reels from the factory are lubed this way as most people will never oil or lube them. Flushing the bearings will give you just a slight better increase in distance at best. I have several other Abu reels, but never used the Revo S with pitch/centrifugal breaking system. The owners manual was really no help at all. Its the same manual that they put in every Abu reel. Going to their website or a simple You Tube search, will give you all the help you need. After adjusting the spool control knob to the correct setting, I decided on going for distance by turning all 3 pitch brakes off and just two of the magnetic breaks on. After getting it dialed in just right I was having a blast. The Revo comes in a 6.4:1 gear ratio and has 26 inches per turn. The 6.4:1 is a great all around ratio for plastics and jigs. Also this reel has 20 pounds of drag. The Carbon drag system is very smooth and very strong. 8 ball bearings makes this a very smooth reel to operate. I have this reel paired with my Abu Veritas 7' medium/fast micro guide rod. I am using 30# braid. A lot of times, braid can rob you of distance during a cast, but with a small 2.5" popr, it throws it a mile! I barely have to use my thumb during a cast. I am so impressed with this reel. I have noticed that its somewhat noisier than my other Abu reels during a cast, but I can't see how it affects operation at all. The new Revo S has an upgraded set of D2 gears. I can't tell a difference in smoothness, but I can tell a difference when winching a bass out of the grass. Feels like it has more power and low end torque. The new Revo's come with wider spools and are super low in profile. They also have bent handles and bent drag stars to put your hand in closer to the reel. This reel being so light weight and low profile is a dream to fish with all day. Working a popr all day can get really tiresome with a heavy combo. I fished over 6 hours for 3 days straight using this and feel no fatigue at all. This reel is super light weight. I have reel grips and a full spool of braid. The reel weighs in at just 7.8 ounces. That paired with my Micro Guide rod at 4.2 ounces gives me an over all weight of 12 ounces for a complete top water rig. The look of the reel paired with the black and white Veritas rod is just amazing. Make sure you see the pictures of the rig attached. I have fished this reel very hard so far and have had no issues at all. Abu quality at its finest. I have two Revo STX Gen 2's and honestly have had more fun fishing my Revo S lately that those two. Give this Revo S a shot. If its your first Abu, it wont be your last. September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BaitcastFrantic99 AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ever dreamed of casting to China. It's possible now with the introduction of the Revo S. This reel will cast 60 feet with a flick of the wrist with a 3/8 ounce and cast weightless worms ~50 feet. It must be worth more than it's price as it sure feels like it! I caught bass up to 3 pounds with plastic worms and sometimes live bait. Too bad the nut retainer fell off. No big deal, a replacement is just a few dollars! June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrophyLRG awesome Girlfriend purchased this reel for me for my birthday, I LOVE it. its compact, cast's for miles and smooth. Simple as that. Ive fished for years and this does the trick, hooked a 8 pounder first trip with it ;) May 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nathan324 Revo S I've been using bait cast reels for 4 years now, I'm pretty handy with them. I have a pinnicale solene, and a Quantum HXD. The Quantum reel has 11 ball bearings. This Revo only has 8 and feels smoother. I rigged it up with 30lb braid. This Revo Reel is unreal on how smooth it casts and reels with a fish on the line. Did not have one back lash through my day of fishing. Can't wait to catch some Striper on it this summer! May 8, 2013
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Details:I live on the gulf coast, and was wondering how it would perform in saltwater as well as freshwater.
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A:I have heard several reports of people using it with no issues. They do use corrosion resistant parts but if your going to me off shore on a boat in some nasty weather day in and day out, I would suggest going with the inshore models.
A:Yes it is on the inside of the none drag/crank side. Pop the side open and there will be 5-6 different colored tabs. You can push them up or down to turn them on and off.
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A:Indeed this reel has 6 pins that can be adjusted either on or off under the side plate. So yes it is adjustable.
A:It has the "manual" break setting on the side of the reel handle, but not one on the other side where a magnetic break is on other reels. However, I haven't found that it needs it...it automatically adjusts...and has yet to backlash on me even throwing into wind.
A:It has three for pitching and three other ones for when the wind is howling at 30 miles an hour.
Details:I plan on purchasing this reel very soon but don't know which rod to pair it with. I was looking at the veritas to stay with the same brand and color, or possibly the verdict but as I read reviews on both I can't get past the all the reports of broken rods, with most on the first day of use. Has anybody had any problems with these or have any suggestions.
A:I have this reel on a 6'9 veritas and I absolutely love it. It is lighter than any other combo I have ever used. Abu Garcia rods are very well made and if you do happen to come across a dude they will replace it hassle free. I own 2 different rods by them and have had no issues.
A:I have my Revo S on a 7" MH Veritas micro guide rod, and this combo fishes and looks amazing. The Veritas is probably the best rod for the money. Don't hesitate at all to pair these two beauties up.
A:Go with the veritas. I have one and it is a perfect match for the Revo S
Details:Would this be a good reel to use 65lb braid to flip/pitch/frog?
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A:Yes. This reel would make a good reel to using for just about any bass size freshwater application. I use mine for Topwater, flukes and lighter weight texas rigged plastics as I have it on a medium rod. 50 pound braid has the diameter of 12 pound mono so it will hold around 110 yards appox of 65 pound braid.
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