Abu Garcia Revo Winch Baitcast Reel
Great DD Reel
I bought this reel to use with my deep diving crank baits. I paired it with a 7' 11" Duckett Crankin rod. The reel casts a mile and is very smooth. It feels like your reeling in a shallow running crank bait, with this reel, it's that good! Your hand and arms won't get tired casting DD's all day long. Anyone that has done it knows that it can take a lot out of you when your fishing deep baits. You definitely get what you pay for with this reel!
October 10, 2012
abu- revo winch
Own 2 of these since 2013 classic sale. These are #20 & #21 of my arsenal, all other's are BPS brand. Make no mistake, i love BPS reels, and am a big fan, original JM chrome,blue elites, gold's,and 4 current model signature series, unbeatable bang for the buck. But these Abu's are noticeably smoother and dont nearly backlash as easy. Huge handle, which is significant when deep crankin' , makes for a deceptively slow retrive. I do feel the only negative is the 180' line capicity, just adds too much inertia/mass to the over all rpm of a long "max effort" cast,which still could backlash a bit. If BPS reel's are 8 out of 10...these are 9 out of 10! But for $200.00 retail,hard to beat!!
December 24, 2013
faulty pin brakes?
I bought a new revo winch in feburary and couldnt wait to throw a big deep crankbait with it, sounded and felt in my hand like just the reel to do it with. unfourtunatly after alot of wasted time trying to get the brakes set i finally realized that everytime i cast the pin brakes would fly open on it and most of the time leave me with either a huge birdsnest or a 15 foot cast. the only way i've found to end this problem was to remove those brakes completly. i am a serious fisherman and yes i know my way around a baitcaster so this is no huge deal but its something i thought needed to be said. I've always liked abu garcia reels but the last two i've purchased have not been from them.
August 6, 2013
1 out of 2 I quess is not bad
I have 2 of the 2013 Revo Wenches. one works pretty fair and the other no matter what just will not cast . I took all the breaks off still no good. cast about 10 yards at its best. the other I can through it a country mile but it sounds like its going to fall apart reeling it back in. I bought them both brand NEW and I have cleaned and done everything to them. I have 12 more Revo's from the SX to the STX in 6 to 1 , 7 to 1 and even 8 to 1. I really like the Revo's .I plan on getting a couple of the new 9 to 1 they have came out with. Just don't know why the wenches are not working.......
June 1, 2014