REBATE Abu Garcia® Revo® SX Baitcast Reels
- 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
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by muskieloser1 I like it! I love the size of this reel. If your hands are too big and rest on the gear box, well that's kinda why we go to the store and test them. It's was very comfortable to cast all day. It was a bit difficult to figure out at first. The last few years, I've been using bigger musky reels, but once I brake and the spool set up, it nest up at all. And the drag system was really good. I was impressed how well it performed. My first fish on this reel was a bigger sized pike that was fun to fight. I recommend this reel to anyone, even with the price tag. June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shandenport Excellent Reel I purchased this reel about 3 weeks ago! It came very quick in the mail. I bought the Abu Garcia Vendetta rod to put it on and it performs very nicely. The first time i took it out I caught 3 bass on it and it reeled them in nice and smooth!! This is my second baitcaster and I am extremely happy with it. It is a bit pricey but deffinatley worth every dollar!!!! Once you set the brakes and the spool to where you want them you will never get a birdsnest. If your looking for a good reel and don't want to spend more than $200, this is the reel for you!!! Trust me. My buddy is always trying to trade me his set ups for this set up!!! June 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cory5129 Not a good fit I was excited to get the 3rd generation SX with the new improvements. I have a gen1 SX and was never really impressed with the feel of it. Smooth for sure, but not a great fit. The new SX just plain and simple looks awesome. It is light weight and smooth as butter. My excitement soon faded away as soon as I put in on my rod. The new SX has oversized gears, so naturally the circular gear housing is bigger. So big in fact that it hangs down below the rod. This leaves no place for my middle finger to go when palming the reel. My middle finger was forced out onto the gear case or smashed down next to my ring finger. Granted I have rather large hands, but I can't imagine even with average size hands that this would be a comfortable grip. I'm very disappointed with this design. Except for one major design flaw, this had the makings of an outstanding reel. If you don't mind your finger smashed below the gear housing, you may be happy with the new SX. Quality is outstanding, so I can't give it a one star rating, but I won't go higher than two stars for a reel at the $150 price point that I simply can't use. June 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by szman Nightmere I purchased this reel about a week ago. I was fishing a jig in a tournament and the third cast the reel handle just spun and the spool wouldn't kick in. After about twenty turns of the handle it kicked in and retrieved the line. Four cast later the same thing. One more try and it happened again. I took it back to Bass Pro and they exchanged it. I'll be trying the new on tomorrow. May 13, 2013
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Details: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?
A: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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A: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.
A: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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Details: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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