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Abu Garcia Revo SX Baitcast Reel

   

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RVO3 SX

Right

6.4:1

Line Capacity:
12/145

Braid Capacity:
30/140

Ball Bearings:
10

Max Drag:
20 Lbs.

Recovery:
26" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
6.87
  • $159.99

  • SKU: 1940381

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RVO3 SX-L

Left

6.4:1

Line Capacity:
12/145

Braid Capacity:
30/140

Ball Bearings:
10

Max Drag:
20 Lbs.

Recovery:
26" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
6.87
  • $159.99

  • SKU: 1940382

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RVO3 SX-HS

Right

7.1:1

Line Capacity:
12/145

Braid Capacity:
30/140

Ball Bearings:
10

Max Drag:
20 Lbs.

Recovery:
29" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
6.87
  • $159.99

  • SKU: 1940383

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RVO3 SX-HS-L

Left

7.1:1

Line Capacity:
12/145

Braid Capacity:
30/140

Ball Bearings:
10

Max Drag:
20 Lbs.

Recovery:
29" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
6.87
  • $159.99

  • SKU: 1940384

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Constructed from corrosion-resistant X2-Cräftic aluminum alloy, the Abu Garcia® Revo® SX Baitcaster offers light weight and increased durability. The Revo SX boasts stainless steel bearings plus an Infini II™ spool design for smooth casting with added distance. A Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range. The Revo SX Reel’s D2 Gear Design™ provides a more efficient gear system with improved gear durability. A MagTrax™ magnetic brake system gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast. An Infini II spool design is used for extended castability and extreme loads. Other features include a compact bent handle and star for a more ergonomic grip. A titanium-coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability.

  • Nine stainless steel ball bearings + one roller bearing
  • X2-Cräftic™ alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance
  • C6 carbon handle sideplate
  • D2 Gear Design
  • MagTrax brake system
  • Carbon Matrix drag system
  • Infini II spool design
  • Compact bent handle and star
  • Ti-coated line guide
Abu Garcia Revo SX Baitcast Reel 4.5 5 39 39
Excelent It's the best reel I've ever own !! I was fishing for about 8 hours straight and i wasn't tired at all, it's a very smoth reel and cast miles away. It's very easy to set up and its a very versatil reel, you can use it for cranks or plastics, jigs or whatever you want. It's a very powerfull reel and when you fish a heavy largemouth, you feel very confidence, whit the reel. The Brake system it's awsome !! and the weight of the reel it's perfect !! You will never hear a noise from it !! September 3, 2014
Abu Garcia #1 In Rods&Reels Right Out Of The Box, this reel is the best reel i have ever used. casting,reeling,drag "20 lbs." and The smoothest reel on the market. this reel has it ALL. Durability and long casts, adds"20" feet to your normal distance. with it's Mag Trax brake system. i hav'nt got a bird's nest in 4 months with using this reel "more time to fish" is very importain to a bass angler. what more can i say. try one out. March 8, 2014
Awesome reel I own the high speed reel spooled up with 65 pound braid, use it for jigs and frogs. I love the braking system, its taken some heat for backlashes but I've never experienced any, the braking system helps with perfect casts and perfect lure positioning when flipping heavy cover. All around great reel that fits perfectly in your hand. Caught this 5lber on a frog "Way up" in ontario the first day using this reel. October 30, 2012
Awesome reel, but... It decided to stop working after about 8 months of use. Thats the only reason i gave it 4 and not 5 stars. This was my first baitcaster and it was awesome and fun to use. Caught lots of largemouth using it and i plan on getting it repaired asap. Its very smooth and once you get the brakes adjusted you'll never backlash April 10, 2013
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You can adjust the spool tension by the drag, and also the magnetic brake on the other side. But there are no brakes to play with by taking the palm able side plate off. Not like it matters because i've been able to fine tune this to throw 1/8 oz lures...
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No it does not have the duel braking system.
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No it does not. Just your typical mag brake with the dial setting on the outside. However, this should be worth more than the advertised price. This SX is super light, can cast very far, and it's very smooth. It's worth every penny. I have two of the SX and one of the STX, all third generation models. Both my SX out perform the STX in all aspects. The only GOOD thing about the STX is that, you will have a lot less chance to bird nest.
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The manufacturer states this reel has a magnetic brake and a centrifugal brake.
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Yes, you will be able to tell the difference between the two by design and weight of the reel, See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9xmzfDfsXI. Thank You!
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you should be able to tell by the overall look of the reel and the specs.
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Gen 1 and 2 are much better and a little bit heavier and have a better construction and are more resistant.
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finish and material
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Cosmetics, and it has a different brake adjustment.
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Gen 2's are more bulky reels. Gen 3's are much lighter and more compact. Do a search on Google "images". There are many results.
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I'm confused because the specs are exactly the same. Thanks
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The only difference is the sx-l is left handed and the sx-hs is right handed
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The Revo sx has a 6:3.1 gear ratio. The Revo sx-hs has a 7:1.1 Gear ratio. The hs stands for high speed.
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I'm assuming the 'hs' means high speed therefore meaning faster on retrieve
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No the specs are not exacly the same if you look closely the revo sx has 26 niches of recovery per turn of the handle and the revo sx-hs has 29 aiches of recovery per turn of the handle.
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Gear ratios...
The basic SX takes in 26" inches of line per turn. The SXHS takes in 29" inches per turn.
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The hs stands for high speed (takes in more line per turn)
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The sx-hs has a higher gear ration, which means it is faster on the retrieve. Go fast(hs) you'll like it better. Hs means high speed. I use the hs model and love it.
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The SX has a 6.4:1 gear ratio and the SXHS has a 7.4:1 gear ratio
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just about the same animal. the "h s" brings in more line per handle crank due to its higher gear ratio. the specs should show how many inches per turn. hope this helps
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The HS stands for high speed. If you look at the gear ratio you will notice that the HS has a faster gear for a faster retrieve.
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I want to use this reel for crankbaits( 1/4-1/2oz) and soft plastics(possibly weightless) any ideas for a type,brand and lb. test?
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You should go with braid line from the brand you like most, i suggest you to check the PowerPro : bradiez spectre, super click braid or zero impact. Or there also Sufix 832 and Samuraï from Daiwa. You also should go for 20lb. test to 60lb. test but i reccomend you the 30lb. test in PowerPro because it's the best size and capacity line.
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for crankbaits you will have better luck with a revo winch. (lower gear ratio)
line size 12-20 flouro and braid for flipping works great.
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I don't through over 1/2oz in any application, and I use 10lb wonderfully. I like the 10 especially for lighter cranks.
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17lb XPS Florocarbon.
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thats a hard cast! 1/2 oz and up is where these work best. BUT with 8 lb mono and a perfect dial in and a bit of luck it may work for you. the casting distance will be shorter due to the lack of weight!
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It depends on some factors.
1. is the water free from obstructions? such as trees etc
2. the clarity of the water
if it has heavy obstructions and dirty water 14+ test clear unobstructed 8-10.
I never use braid in clear water as it repels strikes, don t like it in general as when you snag or pull on it, the line "buries" in the spool causing break offs. Also braid does not do well with sharp objects such as rocks and abrasive items. some of the more expensive Fluorocarbons such as the Halo is acceptable. Most flourocarbons are very brittle and do not do well with abrasion. Learned this by losing some large fish. If I am fishing in "junk" rocks, trees heavy heavy stuff, I use Copolymer, it has a lot of memory, but I have literally uprooted bushes and brought back lures. I hope this helps....
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12lb flurocaron, either PLine or EZFluro. 6:4:1 is a good all around retrieve. You can use light or weightless plastics. 3/8oz spinners will fly. Likewise, cranks and jerkbaits. Not the best reel for flippin and skippin.
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have this reel with the Vendetta rod and I put 12lb Stren Super Knot on it and I always use weightless texas rig and weightless wacky worm on it and have caught plenty of fish with it. I also use it with my crank baits and am very happy!
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i like to use 10-14lb mono on my sx. it seems to work good for me, i throw weightless flukes all of the time without a problem. I like stren brand for bait casters but that is just me.
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If you want to use the same reel for both baits, I recommend 12lb. Anything heavier will impact the distance and action of your crank baits.
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Fluorocarbon. Seaguar. 12-17lb. Otherwise Mono in the same lb. test.
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Saltwater fishing

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This reel says it is corrosion resistant, but can it handle salt water? it would be nice to not have to buy another reel.
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It is corrosion resistant, but not "salt" resistant. If you're planning to use the SX for salt water, you might as well throw away your $159.
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It's tonna be wrote in thé specs. or the descriptions of the reel. These should be on or in the reel box, or yoou will find them on the internet on abu garci's main site.
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remember, resistant and corrosion proof are two different things. ALL reels must be rinsed with clean water very well after being used in saltwater.
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Yes, it has some plastic parts that last longer in salt water than the metal ones that would normally be used(washers mainly). With a good rinsing after use, you should be fine.
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You can use the reel in saltwater, you would need to throughly rinse with fresh water after each use just to be sure there is not any salt residue.
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