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 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bpsmatt So far so good I have not had this for a super long time, but I have put it through its paces and it performs MUCH better than the gen2 revos. The cast control issues have been resolved and I have less backlash issues than the previous models. This compares favorably to the $100 lew's speed spool with a significantly stronger drag system. In the 100-130 dollar range, this is the reel. If you compare this to a Shimano Citica, the Revo S blows it out of the water in performance and feel. Paired this with a 7'MH Carbonlite and 14lb test. Great light and compact flipping and pitching combo. The lighter weight of the reel relative to the Gen2's is a big improvement as well and helps it edge out the Pro Qualifier for value since the PQ is fairly heavy. You won't be disappointed if you don't have the money for a higher priced reel. Great reel! I have not had issues with the sideplate falling off, but wish that it had a permanent attachment similar to the Shimanos. The color, while not critical, matches up well with any rod. March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1fishnfool Most bang for your buck type of reel I was given this abu garcia revo s as a christmas present so i spooled it with the new #20 power pro line (slick 8) and took it to the bay. I cought a 24 inch red fish that gave me a good feel for the performance of the reel. Im simply taking this revo s to the water from now on. I havent owned it for long but it looks and feels like a good quality baitcaster. Some might say its nice, i think its a BEAST. January 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gunslinger22 awesom reel this reel performs well and casts great. i have caught big fish on this reel. December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nevergape Sick Reel I agree with rockchalk06's review. This reel is awesome. I put it on a Veritas 7'0 MH and it looks sick. Only used it once, but it casts beautifully. Great reel in this price range. I highly recommend it. November 2, 2012
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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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