Abu Garcia Revo STX Baitcast Reel
I don't normally write reviews but had to when I seen a few bad ones on this reel. I started out with abus black max and silver max which are both nice low price reels. I stepped up to the revo stx and put it on a duckett medium cranking rod for weightless plastics. This reel is amazing. I'm not an expert by any means but with a lil fine tuning with the brake adjustments I can cast a weightless fluke or worm extremely far. First time out it takes a lil time and patience to get it perfect but after you do you will be very pleased. So far no monsters were caught but small bass up to three pounds have been no problem at all.
August 22, 2014
The weight reduction and lower profile from the 2nd gen stx is really nice. The retrieve is buttery smooth. Casting has been great so far although the spool has a whirring sound when casting as some reels do but hasn't affected performance.I would prefer it to be whisper quiet like the previous stx and sx is even under very hard casting. Because of the new frame it has a bit of a hollow-ish sound at times but not a drawback. It doesn't feel as strong/solid as the previous stx but I don't know that it won't be. I attribute that feel to being over 2 oz lighter.I have been using it for 5 days and while I am pleased with and recommend this reel I do prefer the second generation stx a little more. This reel is worth the 5 stars.
September 26, 2012
Shimano over Abu Garcia
I bought this reel last Christmas on the advice of the associate at bps based on a stronger drag system and better bearings than the Shimano Chronarch. Its not a bad reel but I wish I would have went with the Shimano. My Shimano's cast further, smoother, and I just feel I have more power with my Shimano's than I do my STX. Like I said, not a bad reel but I wont buy another one. Im sticking with Chronarchs from this point forward. I also bought the Winch and there has been a couple different times that the spool did not engage and the gears were just grinding together. Never have had that trouble with a Shimano.
June 2, 2013
Abu Garcia Revo3 STX HS-Left Hand
I was first very pleased with this reel. Soo pleased that I left great reviews about it. After a week of fishing with the STX, I started to hear the gears making noise. This issue got louder and louder as the day progresses. So, I follow the maintenance instructions and did what was needed to get this STX back in fishing shape. From there, it was like new again.
One other complaint, the STX isn't much for distance casting. The good thing is, I never bird nest with this reel. What I had notice was, I can cast at least 10 yards farther than this STX with my SX. So here are my options, I could either get a reel with no bird nest at all or a reel with possibility of bird nest but with longer cast?
May 19, 2014